A loop of the neighborhood, your commute into work, a tour of the grocery store—you already know your steps can take you places. And now, they can take you on a journey through two of America’s most exclusive areas: Yosemite National Park and the TCS New York City Marathon course.
Introducing Fitbit Adventures!
Fitbit Adventures is a series of immersive Challenges in the Fitbit app that encourage you to get more daily activity by virtually exploring scenic and iconic destinations.
They’re designed to inspire and motivate you to move more, to help you reach your health and fitness goals, and to virtually take you to places you might not visit otherwise—like three breathtaking routes in California’s Yosemite National Park—Pohono Trail, Valley Loop, and Vernal Falls—as well as part (3.1 or 10-miles) or all (26.2 miles) of the TCS New York City Marathon course. There are two ways to participate.
Solo Adventures are personal, non-competitive challenges that motivate you to move more by applying your real-life steps to a virtual world. With each step, you advance on a pre-set route and discover landmarks and treasures along the way. The goal is simply to finish.
Adventure Races operate in the same way, but with one twist—they’re multi-player. Now, instead of merely exploring your virtual environment with every step, you can invite up to 30 friends to race you through it (here’s how). In-app messaging and synced maps make it easy to cheer for your competitors or simply track their progress throughout the race. First one to reach the finish line, wins!
The Fitbit Adventure Experience
Here’s what you’ll find when you challenge yourself—or others—to an Adventure:
Daily Destinations Each morning you will be challenged to reach a new destination along the trail. The distance to the destination is personalized to your historic Fitbit data, making the experience challenging, yet achievable. When you reach your destination, tomorrow’s distance will be increased slightly—inspiring you to take more steps and become more active over time.
Landmarks Jaw-dropping peaks and stunning vistas, await you when you start a Fitbit Adventure in Yosemite National Park. Prepare to be mesmerized by the exquisite photos taken by world-class, outdoor photographer Chris Burkard. And you’ll experience the city that never sleeps in a way only runners can on the TCS New York City Marathon routes. The unforgettable sights in both destinations dynamically adjust when you rotate your phone—allowing you to enjoy the moment as if you were really there!
Treasures Along each route, you will uncover more photos and collect fun facts, as well as health and fitness tips, and mini challenges.
Fitbit Adventures are available now on the Fitbit app for Android, iOS, and Windows. Simply navigate to the Challenges screen and start one of the Adventures today.
This article is not intended to substitute for informed medical advice. 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.