The Fitbit app just got its biggest update in years


If you’re still a loyal Fitbit user, big changes are starting for users today. The app has undergone a major redesign aimed at making things easier than ever. The new design focuses on three tabs — Today, Coach and You — to bring your health and wellness data front and center.

With the new Fitbit app, you can track your physical activity with or without the device. This means you don’t even need a Fitbit device or Google Pixel Watch to count all the steps you take. Thanks to improved communication with your smartphone’s sensors, your phone will count steps instead, and the numbers will be more accurate. You can track walking, running or hiking with just the app.

Just make sure you connect your phone to the Fitbit app. Then it will automatically track steps or exercises directly on the Today view.


Speaking of today’s screens, it’s easier than ever to customize the information you want to see to help drive you toward your goals. On the Today tab, simply select Edit and choose your focus based on personal goals. Some examples of these goals are moving more, getting better sleep, managing your stress, or anything in between. By setting up a focus, you can see the statistics most important to achieving that goal.


The new Coach tab can help you find a workout tailored to you and your needs. You can quickly use filters to find exercises based on type, duration, equipment required, instructor, and more. New content is added regularly to keep your mind and body fit. Those with a Fitbit Premium subscription can get access to more content like HIIT and dance cardio classes, as well as new workouts from Alo Moves and Tone It Up.


With all these new features, you’ll have more health data than ever before. But sometimes, it can be difficult to understand what all that data means. The new Fitbit app now displays your metrics and highlights patterns in more digestible, easy-to-understand charts. Simply tap any metric to learn more about what it means for your own health and fitness.

Those concerned about privacy and security need not worry. The new app also has easy-to-use privacy controls. You’ll have full control over what’s saved and shared in the app, backed by Google’s privacy and security features. You can review and manage your data in the Fitbit app, and your information is not used for Google advertising and is kept separate from Google advertising data.


This new face-lift for the Fitbit app is refreshing to see. It’s overall much simpler than the previous version and helps you reach your goals faster by presenting the most important metrics in front of you. And if you don’t understand what a metric is, it helps to understand why it’s important to your well-being. The new Coach feature also helps you find great workouts faster, and everything is private and secure.

The redesigned Fitbit app is rolling out now, so keep an eye on the Google Play Store and Apple App Store for the update to arrive on your device soon.

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