Wednesday, 24 April, 2019

Fitbit has a new tracker, but it’s prescription-only

Fitbit's upcoming fitness tracker leaks in colorful images Fitbit Has a New Activity Tracker. But You Can't Buy It in Stores
Katie Ramirez | 11 February, 2019, 18:21

FITBIT HAS SNEAKED out a new fitness tracker, but it's not one you'll be able to buy for yourself.

Fitbit Inspire features all of the standard fitness tracker options, including activity and sleep tracking, a counter of calories burned, and reminders of when to do physical activities. Instead of trying to compete with something like the Apple Watch, the Inspire is meant for users who might want to participate in their company's healthier living promotions or reduce their insurance premiums.

The big picture: Fitness tracker sales to individuals have not been going so well for Fitbit, but corporate partnerships with healthcare businesses and enterprise clients are keeping the company afloat with opportunity for growth.

More news: Kylie Jenner celebrates Stormi's first birthday with epic carnival-themed party

The new Fitbit Inspire and Inspire HR trackers are Fitbit's first business-to-business venture, and will only be available through Fitbit Health Solutions partners like health plan providers, employers, and other wellness groups.

Fitbit CEO James Park stated in an interview with CNBC that Fitbit now has 6.8 million patients, employees, and health plan members who have signed up in wellness programs that utilize Fitbit devices, and the intent behind the recent announcement is to augment the number of business customers who are integral to aiding Fitbit's revenue. 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.

There isn't much information about the device available as of now, but we might come across some more leaks in the coming days. It also has more than 15 goal-based exercise modes. Inspire HR can also monitor a user's sleep stages - light, deep, and REM. The Inspire and Inspire HR share a set of features: basic tracking and notifications, battery capacity and water-resistant rating. Fitbit now has 6.8 million sufferers, workers, and health plan members signed up in wellness applications that make the most of Fitbit units, Park revealed. While there's no price listed, TechCrunch reports its Fitbit's cheapest tracker yet.

Recommended

ESPN Has New Injury Update For Kyrie Irving ESPN Has New Injury Update For Kyrie Irving It was the largest comeback in the National Basketball Association in the past two seasons and the largest in Clippers history. And it came two nights after Boston gave up an 18-point lead to the Los Angeles Lakers at TD Garden.

Pentagon's Top Official in Afghanistan Amid Push for Peace Pentagon's Top Official in Afghanistan Amid Push for Peace So far, though, he noted that the Taliban have been unwilling to take this step, arguing that the government is illegitimate. Some U.S. forces also carry out counter-terrorism operations.

Conor McGregor wants belt sterilised after Kelvin Gastelum showed up holding it Conor McGregor wants belt sterilised after Kelvin Gastelum showed up holding it The Aussie champ was diagnosed with a hernia, underwent emergency surgery and is now recovering, according to White. It is his fifth win in the UFC, all of which have come in the past 12 months.

Ricky Rebel Wears Pro-Trump Jacket at 2019 GRAMMYs Ricky Rebel Wears Pro-Trump Jacket at 2019 GRAMMYs Along with photos showing the dress from both sides, Villa tweeted , "I don't care what anyone thinks". It had the words "Keep America Great!", "Trump", and "2020" in support of the president, ET reported .

Soundarya Rajinikanth and Vishagan Vanangamudi's glittery wedding in Chennai Soundarya Rajinikanth and Vishagan Vanangamudi's glittery wedding in Chennai Soon after the bash, the Internet was flooded with videos of Rajinikanth dancing to 'Oruvan Oruvan Mudhalali' . Haasan arrived later to the wedding but Tamil Nadu chief minister Edappadi K Palaniswami arrived there before.

Palestinian arrested over killing of Israeli Palestinian arrested over killing of Israeli At that moment, the boy was struck in the head by a tear gas canister fired directly at protesters by Israeli forces. The degree of violence on several occasions escalated into cross-border exchanges between Hamas and Israeli forces.

QuadrigaCX Funds May Not Be Missing After All QuadrigaCX Funds May Not Be Missing After All She said Cotten died from complications linked to the disease, which disrupts digestion by causing inflammation of the bowels. The death of a Canadian entrepreneur has left a huge stash of cryptocurrencies locked off from the people who own them.

King blocks Thai princess' prime minister bid; pressure mounts to dissolve party King blocks Thai princess' prime minister bid; pressure mounts to dissolve party It contains provisions endorsing the special status of the royal institution in line with the constitutional monarchy rule. The king similarly criticized his older sister's bid, calling it "highly inappropriate", and against tradition.

May to appeal for more time to secure backstop changes May to appeal for more time to secure backstop changes Asked if she could stay in office if the Government backed a customs union she said: "I absolutely do not think that should be our policy".

Brad Pitt Pops in at Jennifer Aniston's 50th Birthday Bash! Brad Pitt Pops in at Jennifer Aniston's 50th Birthday Bash! Brad's ex fiancee Gwyneth Paltrow was also at the bash, along with the birthday girl's former lover, John Mayer . Aniston had a celebration on Saturday for her birthday, which falls on Monday.

United States envoy denies Taliban claim on foreign troop withdrawal United States  envoy denies Taliban claim on foreign troop withdrawal Bush's administration when the United States first invaded Afghanistan after the 9/11 attacks. Khalilzad was a major player in George W.

Snow, freezing rain, strong winds expected in Guelph on Tuesday Snow, freezing rain, strong winds expected in Guelph on Tuesday Additionally, heavy snow drifts closed major highways in eastern Washington, with around 50,000 people losing power on Saturday. The National Weather Service says light snow has started to make its way into the interior lowlands Sunday afternoon.

Dolly Parton Leads All-Star Tribute (To Herself!) at 2019 Grammys Dolly Parton Leads All-Star Tribute (To Herself!) at 2019 Grammys Among her biggest hits are " Jolene ", "9 to 5", "I Will Always Love You" and "Islands in the Stream" (with Kenny Rogers). All of the performers came on stage to perform "9 to 5" along with the entire crowd singing along.

Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande win early Grammy awards Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande win early Grammy awards The song is nominated for an Oscar and also won at the Golden Globes , Critics' Choice Movie Awards and the Satellite Awards. There will also be a tribute to the late Aretha Franklin, who died last August.

Janelle Monae Applauds Jump in Grammy Nominations for Women Janelle Monae Applauds Jump in Grammy Nominations for Women Taylor Swift, who has just one nod for her best-selling 2017 album "Reputation", is filming in London. The lead up to this year's Grammys hasn't been completely smooth though.