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Fitbit apps are about to get a lot more social

Fitbit is planning to update its Fitbit apps with a new Community section and a new focus on more personalized goals.

“In order to help drive true behavior change, you have to make health fun, engaging and meaningful,” said Fitbit CEO and co-founder, James Park. “For nearly 10 years, we have been the leader in the connected health and fitness category because we have consistently delivered innovative products, software and services that work together to create an engaging experience our users love and can’t live without. With these latest advancements, we’re delivering even more ways to interact with your social network and provide a smarter, more tailored experience, transforming the personal value of Fitbit devices from beloved fitness trackers to an integral part of your life.”

A new Feed will be one of the biggest changes to the Fitbit apps and will essentially work like a social network within the new Community section of the app. Users will be able to share updates, trophies, and achievements and will also be able to consume posts created by trainers and connect with them. Also located within Community will be the existing Friends list and Groups, which already exist on the Fitbit website and will be a new addition to the apps.

The new personalized goals will be an expansion of the existing goal feature with options to track steps, exercise, sleep, nutrition, or weight while owners of a Fitbit Blaze device will gain new functionality designed to measure cardio fitness and preform relaxation breathing exercises.

The new Community features are planned to rollout in March while the Fitbit Blaze functionality will be added in February and the new goal tracking later this month. Fitbit apps can currently be found on Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile devices as well as Microsoft’s Xbox One video game console. Do you have a feature you would like to see added? Let us know in the comments below.

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