Skip to main content

Your Fitbit app is getting a big AI upgrade later this year

AI in Fitbit app.

Google says it is bringing what it calls a “Personal AI” across its product portfolio, thanks to generative AI advancements and the development of models specifically for health care. Fitbit is a part of that vision and will rely on the experimental Fitbit Labs, where users will be able to access features later this year as part of a trial phase.

At Google’s recent The Check Up event, the company said it wants users to understand better the wellness data collected by the sensors on their bodies, both smartwatches and smartphones. An AI tool in the Fitbit app will assess that data and present it in an easy-to-understand format, like charts.

Of course, the AI will also offer actionable insights to users based on their workout and lifestyle routines. But there’s a chatbot twist here. Google has built an AI assistant that users can talk to about their health data and gain more detailed insights.

For example, users can ask it questions like, “Is there a linked pattern between my sleep habits and daily activity metrics?” In such scenarios, the AI will review the sleep and activity log and give users the required insights, such as telling users how they sleep better on a day when they are more active based on their daily active minutes data.

Personalized AI recommendations in Google Fibit app.

Down the road, it will be able to establish links between more biomarkers such as heart rate activity, exercise intensity, heart rate variation, and more. The experience will be available for “a limited number of Android users” who have signed up for Fitbit Labs testing. Google is also developing a Personal Health Large Language Model to bring such health-focused AI features to life.

Google says it will be a fine-tuned version of the company’s Gemini model, which is already running natively on devices like Google Pixel 8 Pro and Samsung Galaxy S24. The ultimate goal is to create an “on-demand personal coach” that can not only offer valuable insights but also guidance that can help users make changes and improvements wherever necessary.

The Check Up with Google Health

In the near future, these AI-driven health experiences will be delivered via Pixel phones, Fitbit and Pixel Watch wearables, Pixel smartphones, and Pixel earbuds.

Of course, there’s a standard disclaimer here. “It is not meant to diagnose, treat, mitigate, cure, or prevent any disease, injury, or condition,” says Florence Tang, Google’s Director of Product. Instead, it is simply meant to help users reach their fitness goals with more information and guidance than ever before, thanks to AI.

You can read more about Google’s Personal Health Large Language Model and the AI-tethered health innovations while The Check Up event is embedded above.

Editors' Recommendations

Nadeem Sarwar
Nadeem is a tech journalist who started reading about cool smartphone tech out of curiosity and soon started writing…
The iPhone 17 may get a display upgrade I’ve waited years for
Someone holding an iPhone 14 with the display turned on.

No, you didn't read the headline incorrectly. Although we expect Apple to release the iPhone 16 series later this year, there's already a new rumor about the 2025 iPhone 17 — and it's a potentially big one.

Instant Digital, who is known for leaking iPhone information, recently posted a new iPhone 17 rumor on the Chinese social network Weibo claiming that Apple has developed a new display technology for the iPhone 17. Specifically, it's one that could greatly reduce reflections and scratches.

Read more
The iPhone’s AI future just got a lot more interesting
The Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max's camera module.

Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max Andy Boxall / Digital Trends

Not too long ago, Apple was rumored to be internally working on something called Apple GPT, a chatbot based on the company’s own AI model with the goal of emulating what OpenAI’s ChatGPT does. In the months that followed, we have seen generative AI products appearing everywhere, from Google Pixels and Samsung’s Galaxy S24 phones to an upstart like the Nothing Phone 2a.

Read more
The Google Pixel Fold 2 could get a massive display upgrade
A game running on the Google Pixel Fold's open screen.

It seems Google’s next foldable phone will go big — quite literally. According to Ross Young of DSCC (which is now a part of industry analysis heavyweight Countepoint Research), the screen size of the Pixel Fold 2 will be bigger than what other leaks have suggested.

When the first set of Pixel Fold 2 leaks came out with alleged renders, they predicted a 7.9-inch inner foldable screen. Young writes in a post on X (formerly Twitter) that the inner flexible panel measures 8.02 inches, which is a major bump compared to the 7.6-inch OLED panel on the first-gen Google Pixel Fold.

Read more