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Android Update: Fitbit Now Syncs to the Galaxy S4

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GalaxyS4highresWe’re happy to announce that we now support Bluetooth 4.0 syncing to the Samsung Galaxy S4! Our team has been working hard to make this a reality after the recent release of the S4. Many of our users have already been requesting we try and work with this phone, and we’re excited to add it to our supported devices.

Every new phone we add Bluetooth 4.0 sync support for requires custom development. While many of the new phones coming out have Bluetooth 4.0 hardware, many of them don’t have the necessary software for third party apps (like ours) to access this hardware. Google recently announced that they will be standardizing support for Bluetooth 4.0 in an upcoming Android OS, which will allow us to sync to Android phones with Bluetooth 4.0 more easily in the future. We’re continuing to work with phone manufacturers and  with Google to try and get sync support for additional devices.

You can learn more about the Fitbit Android device support from our original Android blog post.

 

17 Responses leave one →
  1. May 16, 2013

    Awesome! It’s great to see Fitbit broadening its supported Android devices list. Any plans to support the HTC One? It’s my understanding that they have Bluetooth 4.0 as well.

    • Freddyace permalink
      July 26, 2013

      +1 I have had the ultra for over 1.5yr. Lost 40lbs by just walking with my FitBit and tracking my calories on the site. I want to upgrade to the Fitbit One but only after they can get it to sync with my HTC One :)

    • Aaron permalink
      August 17, 2013

      +1

  2. kerri permalink
    May 21, 2013

    Awesome! How about the Nokia Lumina 920?.. I love love my fitbit and would buy a more advanced one if I could sync it to my phone:-) Thanks for all your hard work!

    • Phil permalink
      November 20, 2013

      I would also like to see on the Nokia Lumia 920. I did find some apps but they don’t allow sync or food log entries. I could live without sync but would be much better if I could enter my food on the move.

  3. Dixie permalink
    May 23, 2013

    My Galaxy S4 synchs perfectly now with my Fitbit Flex. Thank you! This change, together with partnering with LoseIt which has easy food tracking has made Flex the perfect device for me. Friends and family are now getting on the bandwagon, too. Soon we will have a good local base for friendly competition to supplement the online community.

  4. Alex permalink
    June 23, 2013

    I recently purchased a T-Mobile Galaxy S4 and was enjoying synching from the phone however my distaste for Samsung’s TouchWiz and bloatware got me to flash CyanogenMod 10.1 to get a more standard Android experience. The sad thing is that this firmware change must have broken compatibility with the FitBit One as it no longer syncs – the option is just not there anymore. I am hoping that the S4 Google is about to release doesn’t have this issue as my next step would be to either get that version of the S4 or find a way to install the CM distribution for Google’s S4 onto my TMO S4 phone.

    Will Android 4.3 or 5.o, whatever is next, hopefully put an end to this BT 4.0 silliness?

  5. July 9, 2013

    Yay! I bought the Galaxy S4 Active yesterday, in part because of this news. tHANKS!

  6. RAThomas permalink
    August 19, 2013

    Confirming that my Fitbit Flex *does* sync with the Samsung Galaxy Victory. I’m pretty sure it didn’t about a month ago, but updates, either to the phone or the app or both, may have gotten it working.

  7. Patrick permalink
    September 29, 2013

    Don’t make it compatible with my android phone. Now I have to go up to my pc 2 stairs do sync…. Gets me closer to my target ;)

  8. October 25, 2013

    This is is pretty awesome. I’m going to look for it on my phone now.

    Is there anything for the iphone until I go back to the android?

  9. Timothy permalink
    October 27, 2013

    Word of warning: I upgraded to Android 4.3 on my Samsung i9505 and I got a message saying the Fitbit app could be moved to SD card. So I moved it…. big mistake: I got a message telling me there is a problem with synchronising and only certain models will work… bla, bla, bla.

    I’ve had other apps before which need to be running in device memory to work properly… so I moved it back and everything is working fine again.

    Hope this helps?

    T

  10. Nick permalink
    November 11, 2013

    My Fitbit Flex sync to my my note 3 now. Works Great

  11. Hamilton permalink
    December 5, 2013

    My force now syncs with my HTC one!

  12. Ronnie Andersen permalink
    December 29, 2013

    Anyone who knows if the Fitbit Flex sync with Samsung Galaxy S4 mini?

  13. Nancy permalink
    January 2, 2014

    My son, Ryan, gave me a Fitbit when I broke my femur bone this past November, 2013.
    He told me to get fit, because I’ll have a lot of walking to do when we go to Paris next year!
    Wow! I am taking the Fitbit’s advise and starting small. Small goals are less
    likely to be broken and they lead to healthier choices. I’m really looking forward to a
    healthy year and going to Paris with my son!!

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