Frankly, it’s not easy being Fitbit right now.
Dogged by server crashes in the past month, the wearable that measures your heart rate, steps and sleep (among other things) has seen more than its share of complaints.
But parent company Google is now giving users access to historical data from 30 days and 90 days, previously only available to those who paid for Fitbit Premium, according to Engadget(Opens in a new tab).
Prior to this move, Fitbit users who didn’t pay the extra $10 a month only had access to seven days' worth of data, which includes breathing rate, heart rate variability, skin temperature, oxygen saturation and resting heart rate.
Google made the announcement at its The Check-Up(Opens in a new tab) event. According to The Verge(Opens in a new tab), Google representatives applauded Fitbit’s atrial fibrillation monitoring, which is FDA-approved, and its sleep profile feature during the virtual event.
What is behind Fitbit’s paywall?
For those who are interested in taking a deeper dive into their health stats, here’s a look at what Fitbit Premium offers for $9.99 a month (or $80 a year):
Sleep: More detailed sleep score breakdown and snore detection, along with sleep sessions in conjunction with the Calm app.
Daily readiness score: Combines activity, sleep and heart rate variability score to recommend which activity a user should aim for today.
Stress management: Premium users get a breakdown of what goes into their stress management score, along with ways to manage it.
Workouts: Coach-led workouts are available through Fitbit trainers and partners, ranging from yoga and walking to weight training and more exertive movement.