Fitbit App Now Synced with Windows Phone

By CIOReview | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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SAN FRANCISCO, CA: Fitbit - Health and Fitness technology provider, has marked a first to bring direct mobile syncing to the Windows Phone platform with the launch of an app.

Available for free, Windows Phone 8.1 users can now access up-to-date stats from any Fitbit wireless activity tracker, which monitors fitness metrics including steps taken, distance traveled, calories burned, active minutes, floors climbed and sleep quality. The new Fitbit app also features Live Tiles – Windows Phone’s Start screen app experience that provides up-to-date content and notifications at a glance .

“At Fitbit, we know that giving our users instant access to real-time stats right on their smartphone increases motivation to achieve goals and, ultimately, make healthier choices”

“At Fitbit, we know that giving our users instant access to real-time stats right on their smartphone increases motivation to achieve goals and, ultimately, make healthier choices,” said James Park, CEO and Co-founder of Fitbit. “With our new Fitbit app for Windows Phone 8.1, we expand our already extensive list of leading Android and iOS supported devices, to bring Fitbit’s benefits to even more users.”

The app enables the users to log fitness and nutrition data, set or manage personal goals directly from the app, receive notifications, achievement badges for achieving health and fitness goals faster. The additional features include:

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