Varies with device
Varies with device
Fitbit is the official app that connects your smartphone to a fitness tracker by this famous vendor. In addition, the app tracks your progress and gives you recommendations on a healthier life. It makes sense to install Fitbit even if you don’t own a Fitbit device!
The primary mission of the app is to fetch and store data from the sensors of a Fitbit tracker you wear. It detects and records your workouts, calculates the distance and the number of steps you have made, tracks burned calories, and gives you recommendations on how to change your life. To motivate you, the app shows the notification on your progress and rewards you with badges for your achievements.
There are extra features. A sleep tracker can rate your sleep quality, detect sleep cycles, record how many times you woke up, and, again, recommend you steps to improve your sleep. Of course, you have to wear the tracker.
The calorie counter calculates your input. You need to enter all the food you have consumed manually to calculate how many calories you’re getting with it. Then it subtracts the number of calories burned and calculates your balance, then rates your activity. The nutrition manager has a built-in barcode scanner to add your dishes automatically. It works, of course, only if you take it consciously. But your wearable will support you with reminders.
When you activate your device in the app, you just need to select it in the list that embraces all the models by Fitbit and then follow the instruction. There should be no issues. In this app, you can also set up notifications that come to your wrist with it.
Just as easily it’s connected to other apps. It works with the default health apps by Google or Apple, as well as with thousands of third-party apps and services.
Specific modules can be inferior to dedicated apps, but having all the necessary services in one app is tempting (given that it’s necessary if you own a Fitbit device). If you subscribe, though, the app uncovers its brighter side and get way friendlier.
Premium offers personalized habit-forming programs and insights based on your personal data. It also includes Fitbit Coach, the service that provides advanced audio and video workouts. With it, you can make your home your gym, and it will be way more comfortable and affordable. In 2020, reacting to the situation, the trial period of Fitbit Premium is 90 days. And the price is way more affordable than visiting a gym.
- Necessary for Fitbit devices;
- Workout and nutrition manager with a large database;
- Sleep tracker;
- Functions without a wearable;
- Basically free, with a 90-day trial for Premium.
- Functionality is limited without a Fitbit tracker;
- Personalized features require a subscription.