Fitbit has launched a collection of recent brief mindfulness periods for Fitbit Premium subscribers, which you’ll find within the app proper now.
Earlier this week, some Fitbit Premium subscribers were alarmed by a user survey that appeared to counsel the corporate is perhaps planning to extend the value of membership plans. Fitbit was fast to quash any considerations, and defined that it has no plans to change its pricing or privacy policies proper now.
The corporate mentioned in an announcement that it was persevering with to spend money on its Premium service – a declare that seems to be backed up by the set of recent wellbeing instruments which have start rolling out within the app at this time (February 22).
The periods, all of that are lower than 20 minutes, have been created in collaboration with physician and meditation advocate Deepak Chopra, and use a mix of audio and video designed to cut back stress and support sleep.
Though there are a lot of devoted meditation apps already accessible (together with the likes of Headspace and Calm), it is not stunning that Fitbit has chosen to create its personal set of devoted instruments for the aim.
The corporate has been edging into ‘wellness’ tech for a number of years now; guided respiratory periods can be found on most of its gadgets, and final 12 months it launched the stress-detecting Fitbit Sense, which makes use of your pores and skin’s conductivity to find out whether or not you are feeling tense.
Physique and soul
The brand new content material may be discovered within the Uncover tab within the Fitbit app, and the periods may be handled in a lot the identical method as exercise routines. This implies you’ll be able to set your self mindfulness associated targets to hit every day or week – resembling beginning every day with a meditation, to ending it with guided sleep assist.
There are 10 audio and video periods accessible now, however Fitbit says that dozens extra are as a consequence of be added over the approaching months.
In case you’re not presently a Fitbit Premium subscriber, you’ll be able to try it out free for 90 days. After this time, you’ll be able to proceed your subscription for $9.99/£7.99/AU$15.49 monthly.