Fitbug releases new Bluetooth 4 fitness tracker
LOS ANGELES, Sept 21 — This week makers of the wireless fitness tracker Fitbug announced its newest device, the Fitbug Air, which uses Bluetooth 4 to connect with smartphones and tablets, all while tracking every move you make.
To use Fitbug, you’ll need to download the app to view data on your calories burned, distance travelled, aerobic time, and steps taken. Plus you can watch your steps increase in real time and get coaching advice on the spot. Slacking off? Fitbug notices and will send you alerts as to when it’s time to get moving. Since the system uses the new low-energy Bluetooth 4, you can go without recharging for months at a time.
The company is offering its new Air along with 12 months of access to its “premium health and wellness coaching services” for US$64 (RM200). Services include personalised weekly targets, meal plans, online support, weekly newsletters, and a free replacement battery. Or for US$29.99, plus US$3.99 per month, members will receive the Air plus access to Fitbug’s online coaching services (no contracts or tie-ins).
The new Fitbug Air comes in three colours — grey, hot pink, and purple.
Additionally, Fitbit just announced the latest upgrade to its portable fitness tracker — the Fitbit One (US$100), which adds a vibrating alarm to its design to wake you up in the morning. Other devices on the market, to name a few, include Adidas MiCoach Pacer, Affectiva Q Sensor, Basis, BodyMedia BodyFit, Digifit, and Nike+GPS.
https://www.fitbug.com — AFP/Relaxnews