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Fitbit OS 4.1 Is Coming On December 3 with New Apps, Sleep Tools, More

Fitbit Versa 2

Fitbit users: Get ready for an update that has features including new sleep tools, an updated exercise app with 20 modes, an Agenda app, and an app that toggles clock faces—not to mention various improvements for the Versa 2 Smartwatch.

Fitbit OS 4.1 is set to roll out on December 3 and will bring new features for all of the company’s smartwatches, while the Versa 2 model will receive some changes that are more specific to that device. Starting with the features everyone can look forward to:

  • Advanced sleep tools: Fitbit says the updated software will have enhanced sleep tools including access to your “Sleep Score” directly from the watch. Additionally, there’s a new smart alarm called “Smart Wake” that uses machine learning to wake you up at the ideal time during light or REM sleep.
  • A redesigned Exercise app: Besides hitting the app with a fresh coat of paint to give a new look and feel, Fitbit says you can look forward to streamlined visuals, the ability to add all exercise shortcuts on the device, and the selection of nearly two dozen exercise modes.
  • A Clock Face switcher app: Fitbit added this by popular request. The app lets you save up to five clock faces and then toggle between them depending on what suits your situation.
  • An Agenda app: Everyone with a Fitbit smartwatch can also expect to receive an all-new Agenda app that is designed to help you manage your daily schedule.

As mentioned, some of the features Fitbit announced today will only appear on the company’s Versa 2 Smartwatch. Among those features are enhancements to the Versa 2’s always-on display mode, including five additional clock face options and faster transitions between always-on and active states.

The Versa 2 is also receiving support for the phrase “start exercise” when speaking to Amazon Alexa, as well as more accurate heart rate tracking with a new algorithm called “PurePulse” that uses machine learning to better identify heart rate signatures and improve the overall accuracy of this data.

If any of those features sound appealing to you, keep your eyes peeled for a software update notification on your Fitbit device on Tuesday, December 3.

Source: Fitbit via Android Police

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