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New Free Features and Premium Membership

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This week we launched a number of new features on Fitbit.com to help you work towards your activity and wellness goals.  Many of the features we’ve released this week are the result of requests we’ve seen from users like you, so keep your suggestions coming! We’ve also launched a new premium membership with  additional features to help analyze your activity, food and sleep to see results more quickly.

We are excited to continue to develop and release new product features for both free and premium users.  As always, your data belongs to you, and you’ll always be able to enjoy a full-featured free account.

So let’s explore the new free features:

  • Blood Glucose Trackers – by popular request, you can now track your blood glucose in the morning, afternoon and evening.

  • Blood Pressure Tracker – Enter your readings and we’ll graph these over time for you
  • Heart Rate Tracker – Track your resting, normal and exertive heart rates
  • Custom Trackers –  Choose a goal and track it. Trying to limit caffeine, increase push-ups, or decrease desserts per week? How about tracking the length of your commute to see how it affects your mood?
  • Body Measurements - Body Measurements – Now you can add the measurements of your neck, waist, thigh, biceps and many more on the “Track my Weight” page.

You can find all the new trackers in the Tracker tab on Fitbit.com

And here’s a peek into the premium membership features, which offer additional analysis of YOUR data to keep you motivated and help you reach your wellness goals more quickly.

  • Digital Trainer – Have you hit a plateau? The Fitbit Digital Trainer reviews your current activity level, and sets you on a 12 week plan fitness plan to gradually increase your movement.
  • Benchmarking – Rank yourself against your peers.  With benchmarking, you can see how your stats compare to others of similar age, gender or body type.  With 4,736 combinations of settings to choose from, you’ll have lots to explore and motivate you.
  • Trackers - Track anything your heart desires! Track more detailed data for heart rate and blood glucose, and add as many custom trackers as you like.  Get creative!
  • Reports – See in-depth analysis of your data. Access your personal reports to quickly identify changes for a healthier you. Reports provide in-depth analysis of your historical trends for sleep, food and activity.

Each of the premium features has a free trial period (no credit card required), so you can test the features with YOUR data – access a detailed activity report, sample our benchmarking tool, and test out the digital trainer, she’ll get you on a path to increased activity.

Want more info?  Check our membership comparison chart or start exploring.

Fitbit & Facebook – Share Stats with your Friends

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Looking to share your Fitbit stats with friends & family?  Now it’s easy to let Fitbit post your daily or weekly steps to your Facebook Wall and share your success with your connections.  It’s a great way to stay motivated, and we bet you’ll find the positive reinforcement from connections a great source of encouragement.

It’s easy to set up once, and we’ll take care it from there.  Here’s the 411:

  • Head over to your Share Stats page.  You can get there from the Share Stats link directly under the profile photo on the home page.
  • Use the Share on Facebook button to link your Facebook & Fitbit accounts
  • Choose Daily or Weekly Sharing
That’s it, we’ll automatically post your stats based on your preferences, so you can spend your time being active! You can also like our Fitbit Facebook page and our blog updates and stay connected with Fitbit for new features and Fitbit news.

Tweet Tweet! Using Twitter? We support that too!  You can read more about Fitbit & Twitter in our Social Motivation post.