Fitbit Premium

Google-owned Fitbit just announced a new wearable device today, including a new flagship fitness tracker. But one new feature coming to Fitbit Premium stood out, and that’s the ability to use Fitbit’s metrics to determine whether you should workout or rest on a given day.

Fitbit Premium’s Cool New Feature

Google announced a new Fitbit feature called “Daily Readiness.” It provides you with a score based on how ready your body is for a workout.

The feature uses Fitbit’s data, including your activity, heart rate variability, and recent sleep, to determine how ready your body is for exercise. It can be tough to know whether you’re better off prioritizing recovery or working out, and this new feature will make it easier to decide.

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Not only can this help you stay healthy, but studies have shown that recovery is just as crucial as actually exercising in terms of seeing actual results.

When your Daily Readiness score is high, Fitbit will suggest Premium workouts that you can do to maximize your exercise.

The new feature is part of Fitbit Premium, which requires an extra $9.99 per month subscription. It’s available on Fitbit Sense, Versa 3, Versa 2, the new Charge 5, Luxe, and Inspire 2 devices with the subscription.

The company also announced a partnership with Calm, the popular mindfulness app. Premium members will get 30 pieces of Calm content as part of their subscription.

New Fitbit Charge 5

Google also announced a new high-end device called the Fitbit Charge 5. It has all kinds of features, and it works with the excellent new Fitbit Premium goodies.

It has features like a Stress Management Score, Active Zone Minutes goal, and the ability to track your fitness, stress, heart health, sleep, and overall wellbeing.

The new tracker is available for $179.95. You can preorder it now, and it’ll ship in the Fall of 2021. It comes with a six-month subscription to Fitbit Premium, so you can take advantage of all the features it offers.

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