“FitBit Removes Paywall to Enable Users to Access 90 Days of Health Data”

FitBit and Google’s Health Metrics Dashboard


Have you ever had to pay for something that was already right in front of you? FitBit used to charge users $10 per month to access their detailed historical health data, while competitors like Samsung, Apple, Xiaomi, and Huawei already provided users with access to their data for free. However, this has recently changed with Google’s announcement that it is making the Health Metrics Dashboard available to all users, regardless of whether they have subscribed to the FitBit subscription tier or not.

What Is Included

With the Health Metrics Dashboard, users are now able to see their data for periods of up to 90 days, which can then be further segregated into weeks, months, and so forth for free. This includes information on a variety of health metrics such as breathing rate, heart rate, skin temperature, oxygen saturation, sleep data, resting heart rate, step count, traveled distance, and calories burned.

Comparing to Competitors

Although there is still a 90-day cap on historical data, this move brings FitBit and Google closer to their competitors. The Pixel Watch was also part of these previous payment schemes, but with Google’s recent change, it has even more reason to be one of the best Android smartwatches around. This change raises the level for all major competitors in the race, and it is also a small yet valuable victory for user data. After all, considering that the smartwatch of today can save your life, it is essential to have access to this data if the need arises.


In conclusion, FitBit and Google’s Health Metrics Dashboard is an excellent step toward providing users with access to their health data without additional payment. It is a valuable resource that can help individuals monitor their health and make adjustments to their lifestyle as needed. Furthermore, this move sets a precedent for other companies to follow and prioritize user data accessibility.