As of today, a new update which includes SmartTrack was launched by Fitbit for better fitness tracking experience for the users of the Fitbit Surge and the Fitbit Charge HR line of wearable fitness watches.
This update aims to bring a more user-friendly experience to fitness fans everywhere by allowing them to track whatever fitness or work-out related activity they are engaging in.
The SmartTrack function is able to differentiate between the various fitness related exercise the wearer is doing, ranging from normal endevours such as jogging or cycling to more specialized training like Zumba or others. By judging whatever activity the user is currently doing, the SmartTrack system will be able to assess the time and calories spent during the process in a more reliable and better way.
The update which is currently launched also improves the Fitbit PurePulse monitoring technology, which is one of the best heart rate tracking system that a work-out fan could attain. This improvement comes following complaints regarding the monitoring program concerning its reliability when doing more intense work-outs. When it launched, the PurePulse tracking system had the best heart rate tracking when the user was stationary, thus by launching this update, this will become true for those who want to check their heart rate on the go while doing elliptics or other forms of exercise.
Along with the update, Fitbit has also launched the Fitbit application for Iphone users, with Android being sure to follow in the near future. This app is meant to track exercise programs and regimens and set them up in a neat format for you to track you current program in a more user-friendly fashion. The company will also add various stretch goals regarding various exercise routines aimed at those who have a more competitive nature.
By uploading the data gathered by your Fitbit wearable during your sessions directly to the company, you will be able to see how far the weekly goal is, further encouraging you to keep to an intense or more relaxed routine, depending on your prefferences. These golas are completely customizable, allowing its users to choose a work-out and a certain stretch goal to which they are more accustomed to, without over exerting themselves in the process.
By releasing this goal tracking system, Fitbit hopes to motivate the users who work best when they have a specific goal set by either them or someone else, in order to push themselves further and further.
Besides the fact that SmartTrack was launched by Fitbit for better fitness tracking, the added improvements to PurePulse and also the Fitbit goal system, having such a wearable might seem to be a sure-buy for fitness lovers during the sale bonanza named Black Friday.