Fitbit’s New Health Tracker Is Only Available Through Employers And Health Insurers

Alfred Osborne
February 11, 2019

However, the Inspire base model does not come with heart rate monitoring and has slightly shorter battery life at five days instead of seven.

Fitbit has unveiled a new Inspire fitness tracker, but is not going to be selling it in retail stores or online. However, the company now seems to plan to launch a fitness tracker for kids.

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"These special release trackers are available exclusively through Fitbit corporate, wellness, health plan, and health systems partners and customers of their organizations, participants, and members".

The idea makes sense for employers as well as insurance companies, enabling them to encourage healthier living amongst staff - even though they might not all appreciate having their daily step count reported back to their bosses. The Fitbit Inspire is nowhere close to as superior because of the Fitbit Versa, a health tracker that acts rather more like a smartwatch in comparison with the corporate's earlier units. During October last year it posted its first profit after two years due to increase in device sales and enterprise business. It also has different exercise modes, cardio fitness levels, and pace and distance monitoring that works with a phone's Global Positioning System. Fitbit Inspire is available in black and sangria colorways, while the Inspire HR comes in black, white, and lilac. Inspire HR can also monitor a user's sleep stages - light, deep, and REM. Large-Scale Deals With competition everywhere, James Park, Fitbit CEO, told CNBC that the company's revenue has been relying more and more on business customers and large-scale deals. The price isn't listed, as it varies by employer or provider, but Fitbit said it's the company's cheapest device yet.

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