The Fitbit redesign is finally here. Google just announced a comprehensive update after it exists as an update Update simplifies the work by dividing everything into three tabs. There are Today, Coach and You cards, each offering unique metrics and access to activities.
The Today tab boasts a fully customizable set of daily statistics and metrics for easy viewing. Although called “Today”, it also provides access to health trends over the past month or year. The Coach tab is all about motivation, featuring curated lists of mindfulness lessons, exercises, and more. On the You tab, you can access achievement badges and related progress metrics. Google says that all of this information is private and will not be used for ad data.
The update doesn’t change what’s free and what’s only available to paying subscribers, so your basic fitness flow remains the same, but the visual language of the app is significantly different and there are some new features. Google encourages Fitbit users to use the new app to track physical activity with or without a dedicated device, as the update improves integration with smartphone sensors for more accurate step counts. The company is also offering new privacy controls and expanded customization options on the Today tab.
The update begins its global rollout today for both iOS and Android platforms. However, this is a major release, so it may take a few days for the redesigned app to reach your inbox. The redesign couldn’t have come at a better time than earlier this year, including open groups, adventures and challenges. While those features haven’t exactly returned with this update, the Coach tab will feature daily challenges and scenarios similar to those previously available, and the You tab provides access to achievement badges.