The Fitbit redesign is finally here. Google just announced that the comprehensive update after existing as an update simplifies the experience by dividing everything into three tabs. There’s the Today tab, the Coach tab, and the You tab, each offering unique metrics and access to activities.
The Today tab features a fully customizable set of daily statistics and metrics for easy reading. Although it’s called “Today,” it also provides access to health trends from the past month or year. The Trainer tab is all about motivation, with curated lists of mindfulness sessions, workouts, and more. The You tab is where you access achievement badges and related progress metrics. Google says all of this information is kept private and will not be exploited for advertising data.
The update doesn’t change what’s free and what’s only available to paying subscribers, so your basic exercise flow will remain the same, but the app’s visual language is markedly 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 counting. The company also touts new privacy controls and greater customization options within the Today tab.
The update begins today with a global rollout for iOS and Android platforms. However, this is a major release, so it could take a few days before the redesigned app arrives in your inbox. The redesign couldn’t come at a better time, including earlier this year, including open groups, adventures, and challenges. While these features haven’t exactly returned with this update, the Trainer tab will include daily challenges and scenarios similar to those previously available, and the You tab provides access to achievement badges.