New Fitbit App Provides a Kick For Windows Phone 8.1

While it’s fair to say that Windows Phone didn’t hit the ground running at launch, the list of official apps for the smartphone platform is slowly accelerating.

Health and wellbeing fans will be pleased to hear the news from Fitbit, who are launching a free app for Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8.1 devices to allow them to work with the company’s range of fitness trackers.

With the app, data can be synced from a Fitbit tracker to the smartphone using a Bluetooth connection so users can monitor stats such as steps taken, distance travelled, calories burned, active minutes, floors climbed and sleep quality. Support for Windows Phone Live Tiles provides up-to-date content and notifications at a glance.

James Park, CEO and Co-founder of Fitbit: “Windows Phone is projected to be the fastest growing smartphone OS platform, so supporting this platform is important so that all of our users have access to their stats, no matter which phone they choose. 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 launch of a Windows Phone 8.1 app sees Fitbit now supporting the top 3 smartphone platforms with a direct sync capability. According to the company, over one hundred devices are now welcome to work with Fitbit.

Check out our review of the Fitbit Flex activity tracker – a device I’ve been happily using for over eighteen months.


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