Fitbit has made a name for itself in terms of fitness tracking, but now they are also trying to do something for the mindfulness market. When they launched Fitbit Sense last year, one of the new features they introduced was Stress Management. Now they are bringing some of this tool, specifically the daily stress score, to their other devices like Versa 3, Versa 2, Luxe, Charge 4, and Inspire 2. But of course there is a difference between what regular users can access. compared to what Premium users will be able to see.
Fitbit users will be able to find the stress management feature in the Fitbit dashboard. To get your daily stress score, use your heart rate viability, effort, and sleep data to generate your stress score. You can also add your own comments on your stress levels, but keep in mind that you don’t really train the algorithm for this feature, so it’s for your own recording purposes only. It’s also worth noting that only Fibit Premium subscribers will see the full breakdown of this score, while regular users will only see the daily stress score.
The purpose of this Stress Management score is to make you aware of the effect of your current activities on your stress levels and may convince you to try other activities to relieve your stress. This may include doing breathing exercises that your Fitbit device can help you with. You can also be part of the guided mindfulness content offered to both Premium and non-Premium members.
This feature is different from the EDA sensor technology that Fitbit Sense has, which uses your skin’s stress response during guided breathing and meditation sessions. This focus on mindfulness will help users take a more holistic approach when it comes to health and fitness. Eventually, you should be able to understand the connections between your stress levels and your daily activities, according to Wareable.
The launch of Stress Management on other Fitbit devices besides Fitbit Sense started the other day. Take a look at your Fitbit tracker or smartwatch if it’s already available there and start de-stressing.