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Get Cooking with Fitbit and IFTTT for a Chance to Win!



Ever want a little nudge if you haven’t hit your steps goal, like an SMS reminder? Or perhaps you’d like your Fitbit stats logged in a Google spreadsheet?

Well, now you can!

Just activate the Fitbit Channel on IFTTT (If This Then That).

IFTTT is a service that lets you create “if this then that” connections, called “Recipes,” to automate interaction between over one hundred applications, called “Channels,” including Facebook, Twitter, SMS, Box, Gmail and, now Fitbit.

After activating the Fitbit Channel, you can create your own Recipes by setting “Triggers” to initiate “Actions” on other applications.

Here are a couple examples to get you thinking:

IFTTT Recipe: If daily step goal not met by 3 PM, then send me an SMS connects fitbit to sms

IFTTT Recipe: Warn friends if I haven't slept well connects fitbit to twitter

We’re even having Fitbit Recipe sweepstakes!

Here’s how to enter:

Create a Fitbit Recipe, then go here and submit your recipe, we’ll send one random winner a suite of Fitbit products, plus five runners-up will each score one Fitbit Flex!

Don’t have a Fitbit? No sweat, just submit the requested contact details on the link above and click through to enter!

The sweepstakes will run until June 30th, so get cooking!

(No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. Open to US residents only. Entrants must be 18 years of age or older. See the official rules here)


14 Responses leave one →
  1. Gregory Schulte permalink
    May 20, 2014

    It would be super cool if we could log a specific activity and/or meal. I want to be able to automatically log my 1 hour swim when I check into the YMCA pool and/or log my typical lunch when I check into Chipotle.

  2. May 21, 2014

    I would like to log a specific activity like runner’s club- Wednesday’s 3 miles and an alarm reminder for it

  3. Martijn permalink
    May 22, 2014

    Too bad it’s only for US residents. I would like to enter.

  4. May 22, 2014

    I’ve been waiting for this! Thanks for integrating with IFTTT. One suggestion: add an action when you reach a certain number of steps (not necessarily your step goal). For example, you could have a text to yourself sent when you reach 5,000 steps (“You’re half-way there!”). Thanks again!

    • May 28, 2014

      Taking Ryan’s suggestion in another direction: I’d like to get a SMS or Notification if my step count is below a specified number at a specific time of day. For example, if my step count is below 5000 at 11:30 am I want a notification.

  5. May 22, 2014

    This would be a great sweepstakes if you didn’t already have to have a fitbit to enter.

    • Chris permalink
      May 22, 2014

      Trish – You can enter without owning a Fitbit. Just enter via the link in the post.

  6. cmstiehl permalink
    May 29, 2014

    Hello Fitbit,

    I love my “ONE!” I wear it every day. Because summer is upon us and clothes are lighter both in weight and in color, I would love love love it if my “ONE” came is skin colors. When attached to my bra, the dark color is sometimes visible.

    Please! Is this possible?

    Thanks for the help.

  7. fcwmom permalink
    June 30, 2014


  8. Audrey Quick permalink
    July 29, 2014

    Not trying to win the contest, but wanted to add my 2 cents. Would love to be able to program several fitbit recipes based on time of day and step count. ie. send me motivation if by 11 am I haven’t gone 3000 steps, same for 6000 by 2pm and goal by 6 pm. So far I seem to only be able to do goal.
    Thank you!

  9. Cai Walkowiak permalink
    December 5, 2014

    I would love to be able to set alarms in IFTTT as an action, so I can have different alarms automatically turned on and off by other events (calendar, email, etc)

  10. Prem permalink
    December 18, 2014

    I would like to use IFTTT, to turn off Philips Hue lights when I turn on sleep mode in fitbit flex. Is that possible?

  11. January 2, 2015

    Is there a receipt that I can capture everything in a single google doc? I have the Surge, and Aria, but right now I have three different docs being created.
    1. Weight
    2. Sleep
    3. Overall activity..

    I would like one that captures everything.. Every time I go to edit one I get an error.


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