A new feature recently arrived on the Fitbit app. While it is common for apps to get updated and new features being added to them from time to time, very rarely does it happen that the inclusion of a new feature gives the app a huge competitive advantage. But, that’s exactly what seems to have happened with the Fitbit app.
The new feature, which can be accessed only by users of the app in the United States, enables them to get an accurate reading of their Blood Glucose level. If you live in the US and still cannot see this feature, all you need to do is to run the app through an update. The addition of this high-utility feature gives Fitbit an edge over several of its competitors including Huami (Amazfit) and Xiaomi.
Before you get very excited, here is something you must know. You cannot use the app to assess your sugar level. According to the press release issued by the company, the users of the app will now have the option to enter their details manually or get their information sourced out from reliable glucose meters and apps like OneTouch Reveal. Fitbit has also informed that the app will soon be compatible with several other apps and meters. According to the company, a bunch of other updates, likely to arrive soon, will make the app even more attractive to the users.
One of the major advantages of this new integrated feature is that it enables the user to keep all their important data in one particular location. It also makes it a lot easier to find out how your regular physical activities brought about a change in your blood glucose levels. The users will also be able to circle out a range to find out whether their body is below the blood glucose level, higher or stable. They will find it very convenient to identify which of their activities affected the glucose level in their body.
The users also have a choice of sending alerts to their Fitbit device through the app. It also helps in serving as a reminder to log their data. Users who have subscribed to Fitbit Premium + Health Coaching will have access to a customized action plan which would be put together by a Health Coach with the help of users’ recorded data.
Fitbit Premium subscribers will be able to check the way or the frequency with which their sugar levels drop within the range determined by them or over a period of 30 days. As a part of their Wellness Report, they will also have the facility of sharing a report or data related to their glucose levels. Once they do this, they can expect to get elaborate feedback from their healthcare provider. The results can be seen in the form of well-designed but simple graphs.
To add the Blood Glucose feature to the Today screen on the app, you have to go to Discover > Health and Fitness Stats today and include Blood Glucose. As stated earlier, the feature is currently available only in the United States and there is no information as to when it will be launched in other regions.