Fitbit adds a new COVID-19 information tab to their app

Fitbit adds a new COVID-19 information tab to their app

The coronavirus pandemic.

The world is at its worse due to the spread of the coronavirus with most people staying at home, businesses closed down, and it seems that the entire world is on lockdown.

People are coming up with ways to entertain themselves while staying at home, let alone keeping it active too.

People are finding it hard to keep an active lifestyle now that gyms and sports facilities around the world are closed. Now, people are turning to digital ways to work out (as if there really is another way though).

The good news:

Fitbit is chiming in to keep everyone active and healthy without having to go outside in this pandemic crisis.

Read: How Android Can Keep You Healthy Amidst Coronavirus

Fitbit’s adds in new COVID-19 section in its app

Fitbit's adds in new COVID-19 section in its app
Fitbit’s adds in new COVID-19 section in its app

As the coronavirus pandemic having an impact on all of us, companies (big or small) around the world are looking to do their part.

Just last month, Fitbit has already done its part in response to this pandemic. The company has offered a 90-day free Premium trial to help its patron exercise at home.

This allows users to access Premium-only exercises and routines with personalized health insights. Amazing, right?

And now it seems that Fitbit is going another step further.

The new COVID-19 tab on the Fitbit app

Launching today through their website, Fitbit is introducing a new COVID-19 tab in its app to help users get access to tools to help them stay active and healthy in the comforts of their home.

The new tab includes the latest information from the World Health Organization (WHO) so users only get legit news and not just hearsays.

Fitbit adds new COVID-19 app
Fitbit adds new COVID-19 app

The new COVID-19 tab appears on the right-hand side of the tab menu at the bottom of the app. It features a big red and white cross icon to make it stand out from the rest.

The question is – what does it do?

Aside from the latest information coming from WHO, this tab also connects you virtually to a doctor.

But take note: only users from the US and members of the telemedicine-service PlushCare network can greatly benefit this.

These users can access the services and schedule appointments through this new feature on the app. In addition, the services work with most major insurers too.

COVID-19 is on the right-most part of the menu bottom
COVID-19 is on the right-most part of the menu bottom

Good thing…

Non-members and users without insurance can still get access to this feature… only if you are willing to spare $99 plus monthly membership fee.

Furthermore, Fitbit plans to continue to use aggregate data to gain insights about how this coronavirus pandemic is making an impact on users’ sleep and activity levels.

For example, Fitbit has already shared how COVID-19 has caused many people to sleep longer and move less.

Fitbit’s new COVID-19 tab is already available…

In its effort to uniting everyone with legit information and helping in making others keep an active and healthy lifestyle, Fitbit’s new COVID-19 tab is available in the following countries (as long as the language is set to English):

  • United States of America
  • Canada
  • Australia
  • New Zealand
  • United Kingdom
  • Ireland
  • South Africa
  • Norway
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Hong Kong
  • India
  • Thailand
  • Malaysia
  • Philippines
  • Vietnam
  • Indonesia

And get this:

There will be more countries and languages to be added soon.

If all the features above got you interested, then yourself a pair of Fitbit’s smartwatch.

Related: Best Android-Compatible Fitbit Watch Bands

But if you already have, just download the app on Google Play or the App Store and get going.

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