Fitbit is getting ready to bring their personalized training app, Fitbit Coach, to the big screen as the company announces its availability on the Xbox One and Windows 10 devices.
Different from the regular Fitbit app, Fitbit Coach brings you guided workouts from the comfort of your own home or wherever is best for you. The app offers a variety of workout plans, exercises, and features to help you stay fit whilst keeping you comfortable and motivated when doing so:
- Video workouts—like Warm It Up and 10-Minute Abs—that show you the exercises and provide step-by-step coaching, motivation, and tips. Most workouts are dynamic and evolve based on your plans, goals, and feedback. New workouts are added regularly to keep things fresh.
- Customizable music via Fitbit Radio powered by Feed.fm, which offers a variety of stations, from pop to hip-hop, so you can choose what motivates you.
- Recommended Workouts based on your daily activity (if you use a Fitbit device), providing personalized fitness guidance to better help you reach your goals.
- More than 50 expert-designed running and walking audio workouts in the Fitbit Coach mobile app designed to help you safely improve your endurance, speed, and form. Choose from outdoor or treadmill sessions and select the difficulty, duration, trainer, and music.
All the above are said to be available to users with a Fitbit Coach Premium subscription, costing $39.99 a year, whilst "basic (free) members receive access to one personalized program and a selection of additional audio and video workouts."
The app has been available on Android and iOS for a while now but with its entry into the Microsoft ecosystem, Fitbit notes some added benefits such as being able to see your heart-rate in real time on your TV. This requires a Fitbit device that has the ability to monitor that information but the company goes on to state, "although you can complete Fitbit Coach workouts without wearing a PurePulse-enabled Fitbit device, having one will greatly enhance your experience," so the app should still work but with fewer features.
After the retirement of Xbox Fitness last year, Fitbit Coach could be a great replacement for those looking to start working out. The app is listed in the Microsoft Store but is unavailable to download until later today, according to Fitbit.
Update: The app is now available to download from the Microsoft Store.