Fitbit adds weekly fitness goals to combat Friday slacking

Have you ever noticed how empty the gym is on a Friday evening compared to Monday? How few people you see out running? You don’t need a sports psychology to figure out why.

Even for the most dedicated folks, the prospect of working out after clocking off for the weekend can be too much to handle.

With an update announced on Monday, wearable giant Fitbit is giving users motivation to close the week strong. The new Weekly Goals feature is being rolled out for all Fitbit devices through the companion app.

Users can set up the number of days they want to be active and then use the Fitbit app to track progress throughout the week. So, if you want to slack of on Friday, at least you can double down on Thursday.

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Elsewhere there are a pair of useful new features for owners of the upscale Charge HR and Surge bands.

They’ll now automatically track workouts like walking, running and cycling, without you having to inform the device what you’re doing.

There’s also a new PurePulse feature that offers a better experience for monitoring heartrate.