Fitbit has announced it is offering a portion of the Premium content at no cost to everyone and a free 90-day trial to the full service for new users. The company is doing this to help people stay active amidst the current COVID-19 outbreak.
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The gesture of goodwill is certainly welcome. Movement is restricted in many countries as we are advised to stay in our homes. The virus shows little signs of slowing and the peak is expected in Europe and the US in the coming weeks. Currently, there are around 280,000 cases registered with the number rising steadily every day. The San Francisco outfit says it is collaborating with research institutions around the world to see whether the data it gathers from its massive user-base can be of help in fighting the disease.
Whats more, Fitbit will offer free access to 40 new pieces of Premium content to all of its users. This includes everything from staying active to managing stress.
Those who are trying Fitbit Premium for the first time are in luck. They get a full three months free access to all content after which they can opt to continue at $9.99 per month or cancel. The service offers personalised insights, dynamic workouts, advanced sleep tools, guided programs, 150+ workouts from fitness brands and more to help you stay in shape while stuck indoors.
The full note can be seen in the screen-shot below and Fitbit’s blog.
In other news, Fitbit Charge 4 looks to be just around the corner. The tracker has received the necessary regulatory approvals from the FCC and has even appeared in a few retail listings. All of this is unconfirmed, but it seems the tracker will come with the exact same design, but with NFC as default and built-in GPS on certain models.
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