Fitbit’s New Health Tracker Is Only Available Through Employers And Health Insurers

  • Fitbit’s New Health Tracker Is Only Available Through Employers And Health Insurers

Fitbit’s New Health Tracker Is Only Available Through Employers And Health Insurers

Fitbit has quietly launched a new fitness tracker that is meant for select companies and health insurance members. This would mark Fitbit's second venture to producing kids band as the company already sells its Ace fitness tracker, aimed at kids. Fitbit's newest (and apparently cheapest) trackers, the Inspire and the Inspire HR, could have been just what the doctor ordered but unfortunately you're going to have your work cut out finding one. Available in simple black or white, the band is swim-proof and offers basic tracking like activity, sleep, and calories burned, plus smartphone alerts. The Fitbit Inspire is nowhere close to as superior because of the Fitbit Versa, a health tracker that acts rather more like a smartwatch in comparison with the corporate's earlier units. Up to five days of battery life is also promised, with water resistance of up to 50 metres too. Inspire has a fancier version, though.

The HR is the more feature-rich option, boasting heart rate monitoring and support for Global Positioning System if connected to your smartphone. It also has more than 15 goal-based exercise modes. The HR variant can also track sleep stages (light, deep, REM) and can also record real time pace and distance via user's smartphone Global Positioning System.

The Fitbit Inspire HR comes with heartbeat tracking among other added features. Individual prices aren't available, though.

How much it costs is a mystery, but that's most likely because it'll vary from deal to deal depending on how many employees need one and - let's be honest - the turnover of the company in question. Fitbit now has 6.8 million sufferers, workers, and health plan members signed up in wellness applications that make the most of Fitbit units, Park revealed.