To help you stay healthy, safe, and connected, Fitbit is introducing a new tab in the Fitbit app to give our community access to helpful information, motivation, and resources about COVID-19. Starting today, users with the Fitbit app and a Fitbit account in select countries* will see a new tab on the bottom right, titled COVID-19. In this new tab, you can access tools to help you stay active and healthy from home, connect with a doctor virtually and stay up-to-date with all of the latest information from the World Health Organization in order to stay safe and informed.
Read on to learn more about the resources we’ve made available for you.
Stay up-to-date on the latest information. Easily access all of the latest, real-time updates from organizations like the World Health Organization to stay safe, informed, and healthy.
Connect with a doctor virtually. Not feeling well? Users in the US can get the care they need while staying safe at home by booking a virtual doctor’s visit with the PlushCare team directly from the Fitbit app.
PlushCare’s board-certified doctors can address medical needs from ongoing conditions and prescription refills to urgent issues, like screening for COVID-19. Become a member to get access to a 30 day free trial or login to your existing account to book your virtual appointment. The next available appointment is typically same-day and can be paid for with insurance or credit card.
PlushCare is in-network with most major insurers and to help make the process as smooth as possible, PlushCare will provide your copay amount in real-time. If you don’t currently have insurance, you can still book a virtual appointment with PlushCare. Without insurance, a visit costs $99 + monthly membership fee.
Easily support COVID-19 related health research and help stop the spread
We know that early detection is critical to stop the spread of infectious disease outbreaks. But did you know that there has been early evidence that wearables, like Fitbit devices, can help predict the onset of infectious diseases, like the flu and COVID-19?
That’s why we are collaborating with leaders like The Scripps Research Institute and Stanford Medicine on important research to see if wearable data can help detect, track, and contain COVID-19. These studies use data from wearables to determine if tracking changes in heart rate, activity, and sleep can provide an early indication of viral illnesses, like COVID-19, before actual symptoms start.
You can easily support COVID-19 related health research, just by wearing your Fitbit device with heart rate tracking and choosing to share your data. Learn more about The Scripps DETECT study and The Stanford Healthcare Innovation Lab COVID-19 PROTECT wearables study in the COVID-19 tab in the Fitbit app.
Stay mentally and physically healthy with tools from Fitbit
Fitbit is here to help you sleep better, eat well, move more, and manage stress with a range of tools we’ve made readily available for you at this time, including:
- A 90-day free trial of Premium, plus, we’ve made 40+ Premium at-home workouts, meditations, sleep tracks, and more available for everyone to use, free of charge. Unlock it all in the Fitbit app**
- New clock faces, like the Clean Cues clock face, for Fitbit smartwatches that offer a friendly reminder and timer for washing your hands
- Motivational reminders to take breaths, stretch, and move, with Reminders to Move
- Advanced sleep tools and guided programs
- Mindfulness content, through our Relax guided breathing exercises or sessions via Premium
- Nutrition tips and healthy habits
- Ways to connect with others to stay motivated as a part of our global Fitbit community
Plus, we will continue to bring you relevant and useful insights through our research of aggregated, anonymized Fitbit data to better understand the impact of COVID-19 on our community, like we did with global activity levels and sleep patterns.
Here at Fitbit, your health and wellness have always been and will always be our top priority. By using these resources, we hope we can help you stay the course of your goals, and make safe and healthy choices while at home, as we all move forward, together.
*Tab available on April 10, 2020, in the following countries if Fitbit app language is set to English: United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa, Norway, United Arab Emirates, Hong Kong, India, Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines, Vietnam, and Indonesia. Tab content may differ by country. Tab will be available soon for users in remaining countries/languages.
**Offer valid for new Premium users only. Terms and conditions apply.
This information is for educational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for medical diagnosis or treatment. You should not use this information to diagnose or treat a health problem or condition. Always check with your doctor before changing your diet, altering your sleep habits, taking supplements, or starting a new fitness routine.