GET RUNNING! Fitbit Releases App for Windows Phone 8.1
One of the reasons why Windows Phone is considered being worse than Android and iOS is because of the lack of apps in their dedicated store. But Microsoft hopes to draw in more developers with Windows Phone 8.1 update and now we’re seeing Fitbit releasing an official app!
Fitbit, the popular wearable fitness trackers, has released its first app for Windows Phone users, and you can follow the link at the end of the article to get it. By using the new app, Windows Phone 8 users can sync Fitbit in nearly the same way Android or iOS users can. It’s possible to track steps, miles and calories burned while users of the company’s Aria Wi-Fi scale can sync their weight to the app.
The new Bluetooth LE support has been offered in Windows Phone 8.1, and this was essential to bringing this app. Maybe others will follow in the near future. As a matter of fact, Fitbit is the first company with a wearable app for Windows Phone. Pebble and Jawbone could release their own Windows Phone apps, as well. Not to mention that Microsoft could also unveil its elusive smartwatch.
Fitbit lands for Windows Phone 8.1 users
- Real-time stats: Automatic and wireless syncing for all Fitbit activity and sleep trackers through Bluetooth 4.0
- Fitbit on your Start screen: Pin the Fitbit Live Tile to your Start screen and quickly view your step count
- Stay on track: Real-time and historical stats in easy-to-understand graphs, to help track progress and set goals
- Log more than activity: Recently enhanced food database of more than 350,000 foods with accurate nutritional data for faster, better food-logging and calorie coaching
- Get motivated: Fitbit’s motivational social tools like notifications and badges, to help reach target goals
- Stay social: Ability to challenge friends and family with leaderboards, direct messages, cheers and taunts
Recently released, it already comes with a bunch of fixes, such as improvements to new account creation, general design refinements, friends leaderboard now centers on the user, number of alarms in device tile now accurate, fixes for Time Zone detection and conversion logic, improved Stability on certain screens, fixed weight log summaries calculation and other minor bug fixes