The Fitbit Versa is slimmer, and cheaper.

Fitbit quietly launched a brand new exercise and sleep tracker, however, in contrast to the corporate’s earlier step counters, the wearable is accessible solely from  your well being plan or employer.

Known as the Fitbit Encourage and Encourage HR, the wristlets are “designed to make creating well being habits simpler for everybody,” according to the website. Thus far, there’s been no flashy advertising and marketing or promoting of the most recent providing.

CNBC reports that some customers noticed the brand new wearables on their company web sites. 

“These special-release trackers can be found completely by Fitbit company, wellness, well being plan and well being techniques companions and clients of their organizations, contributors, and members,” Fitbit says on the location.

The swim-proof Encourage is accessible in black and white shade choices. It may be worn as a wristband or on a clip. The wearable gadget has some fundamental options like energy burned, name and textual content alerts, reminders to maneuver and 24/7 coronary heart charge monitoring. 

Wearers can even monitor their sleep phases. 

The Encourage has as much as 5 days of battery life, which is for much longer than another health trackers just like the Apple Watch. Apple says that its health trackers have as much as 18 hours of battery life. 

No value has been listed for the Encourage and Encourage HR, however CNBC stories that it is the firm’s least expensive gadget but. 

The least costly grownup Fitbit, the Alta, is priced at $99.95 on 

Fitbits have been launched as step counters in 2008. Since then, the gadgets have gotten a lot savvier about well being, wellness and health. 

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