By Fitbit, Inc.
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NEW Fitbit app now features MobileTrack which offers basic Fitbit activity tracking directly using your iPhone 5s. This app connects with Fitbit’s line of activity trackers and Aria Smart Scale to get access to all your stats on-the-go.
GET ACTIVE. EAT BETTER. MANAGE WEIGHT. SLEEP BETTER. STAY MOTIVATED.
•TRACK ACTIVITY: Accurately track your all-day activity including steps taken, distance traveled, calories burned, active minutes, and more using your Fitbit tracker. With MobileTrack, iPhone 5s users can now experience the power and accuracy of Fitbit right on your smartphone using the M7 coprocessor to track your basic activity.
•SYNC WIRELESSLY: Fitbit trackers continuously sync your stats with your iPhone 4S and later to give you real-time access to your progress without plugging in.
•SET GOALS: Set goals, view progress, and track your trends with easy-to-read charts and graphs.
•LOG FOOD / WEIGHT / SLEEP: Log food, water, weight, sleep, and workouts to get the full picture of your health. Connect wirelessly to a Fitbit Aria Smart Scale to seamlessly track your weight.
•STAY MOTIVATED: Challenge, track, and share your stats with family and friends. Leaderboards, notifications, and badges help you reach your goals faster.
Learn more about Fitbit activity trackers, smart scale, and services at www.fitbit.com
What's New in Version 2.1.2
- Localization updates
Bear in the Woods
If you don't know this analogy, it goes like this: if a bear is chasing you in the woods, it doesn't matter how fast you run as long as you are faster than the person next to you. This is how I feel about FitBit.
Six months ago I had a FitBit that died a premature death and I was so disappointed it didn't replace it and instead researched the competition. Lucky for FitBit, nothing really compares across all criteria (useability, price, number of features). So I bit the bullet and bought another. This time around the app seems a bit better, the UI is easy to see and intuitive. I would like a faster sync but it's not horrible. Usually takes up to a minute from the time I open the app on my iPhone until it finds my tracker and syncs. It's easy to manually log activities although that leaves it up to the user to guesstimate exertion and calories for those activities. I don't use the app for food tracking because I already use My Fitness Pal. The two apps can sync but most people I talk to can't seem to get that right so I haven't tried.
FitBit is not perfect, and I'm still pretty disappointed that my first one died so quickly (stopped holding a charge after about six months). That said, it is still the most reliable and easy to use activity monitor out there, and the app looks and acts just like you'd want it to.
I love the Fitbit app with a few exceptions
I've only been using my Fitbit with app for a week, but have found it to be visually appealing and helpful with my weight plan. I would like to be able to log food with a barcode scanner like I did with MyFitnessPal. It seems like such a simple upgrade, yet not available! Without the scanner I find that I'm reluctant to manually insert new foods and will instead estimate alternate options until I get to the approximate serving size and calories. This could be negatively affecting my actual caloric intake, and I can see how others just wouldn't use the food log at all.
The other inadequacy of the product and app are the uncommon or lacking options for activities. No HIIT? Even if I have to input the calories from my heart rate monitor, I'd still like a selection of common exercise activities, rather than having to make my own each time.
With these two exceptions, I'll say that this app and product are great. The monitoring of your BMR along with the extra challenges to walk an increasing number of steps and flights of stairs has motivated me to seek my weight goal.
Good but has potential to be so much better
Fitbit has the potential to be one of the leading fitness apps on the market but with the lack of options for activities and food, it makes it pretty difficult to track accurately. I searched activities like "biking" and nothing showed up but when I typed in "riding", riding a cattle was an option which I think is pretty random but how can you have that activity but not the basics?! They do have stationary bike but that's much different than riding a real bike outside. This is especially important to me because I enjoy biking and do it pretty often. If fitbit had the same database as fitness pal, I think this would app would be incredibly useful and it would allow the fitbit to surpass it's competitors like the jawbone, nike fuel, and others. I would hope that fitbit finds ways to broaden it's database because if we are missing crucial information in regards to diet or even activities, this band and app might as well be useless to it's consumers.
I rate this 3 stars for having the basics and clean interface but the missing 2 is for the lack of activity and meal options. Fitness pal and fitbit, please team up!!
- Category: Health & Fitness
- Updated: Jan 24, 2014
- Version: 2.1.2
- Size: 10.6 MB
- Languages: English, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, Vietnamese
- Seller: Fitbit, Inc.
- © 2014 Fitbit, Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.