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Introducing Fitbit MobileTrack



If you have an iPhone 5s and the latest Fitbit app, you’re ready to experience Fitbit MobileTrack. With just an iPhone 5s, you can now track basic health and fitness activity including steps taken, distance traveled and calories burned.

Here’s how it works. MobileTrack taps into the iPhone 5s M7 coprocessor, letting you track your daily activity and see your fitness trends right on your smartphone: steps taken, distance traveled, and calories burned. With an iPhone 5s, download the latest version of the free Fitbit app and you’re ready to go!

In addition to basic activity, you can also log food and weight directly on the app, set goals, see progress and use easy-to-read charts and graphs to view activity trends and get more active. You get the same in-app social and motivational features as Fitbit trackers, including friendly competition with friend-to-friend messaging and community leaderboards. And MobileTrack increases the base of current Fitbit users, so you can invite even more friends and family to help reach their health and fitness goals!

With MobileTrack and an iPhone 5s, you get an introductory experience to fitness tracking. Take it to the next level with a Fitbit tracker to get the 24/7 benefits of Fitbit activity and sleep-tracking when your phone is not on you.

The latest Fitbit app with MobileTrack is now available for free download in the App Store, and will be coming soon for use with select Android devices.

17 Responses leave one →
  1. Troy permalink
    January 6, 2014

    Thanks for continuing to add features. To build on this, would love to see a feature that the iPhone 5S could be used as a “backup” tracker. I sometimes forget to grab my Ultra in the morning – would be great if my iPhone provided the data that it could so that I would still get “credit” for my day.

  2. Sherri V permalink
    March 12, 2014

    Would love for the next software/app update to be a heart rate monitor. Would love to only have to wear one gadget.

  3. Karl permalink
    March 18, 2014

    Completely agree with Sherri can we have a heart rate and blood pressure monitor that works just like the aria scales? Simple wifi data storage of BP and HR would be FANTASTIC!

  4. Shridhar permalink
    March 18, 2014

    Thanks for MobileTrack in iphone 5s. Nexus 5 also has a similar pedometer chipset. When is new fitbit app coming with Nexus 5 support ?

  5. leah permalink
    March 26, 2014

    I love my Fitbit, but am bummed you don’t have an interactive/syncing app for Windows Phone. Would love to know when you plan to develop this API.

  6. Shannon Durst permalink
    March 27, 2014

    When will you be adding a barcode scanner (like MyFitnessPal and Weight Watchers) to avoid data entry of calories/nutritional info?

  7. Mark permalink
    March 30, 2014

    Would really appreciate the ability to scan a bar code for input food. Had this function with the camera on my iPhonewith This tracker would be much better if the mobile apps had this function.

  8. April 23, 2014

    When do you expect the new fitbit to come out? I don’t want to return my force until I know…Thanks!

  9. Becca_1313 permalink
    May 10, 2014

    Have been using my Fitbit Flex for a week now and love all of the features! Thank you for all that you are doing to continue to make this healthy journey a fun one!

    One thing that I would love to see is an option to add a job/career category. Desk job/physical working job/Stay at home mom job. I am now a stay at home mom and find that in some of my repetitive actions the Fitbit miscalculates. I am trying to figure out how to adjust it with the tools already provided, but am finding that challenging. One example is chopping vegetables. The Fitbit said that I had over 200 steps chopping some green onions finely.

    Anyway, keep up the great work and for continuing to listen to your fans!!

  10. Mollymagee permalink
    June 28, 2014

    Noticed this updated on my iPad version of the app. When will this update for android phones? Looking forward to using this!

  11. Luna permalink
    September 9, 2014

    Well I have a HTC one so this is a waste of time for me

  12. Mark permalink
    September 26, 2014

    Will you be integrating the app with the iphone 6?

  13. Maria permalink
    April 15, 2015

    I can do this on my iPhone 4s ….thought I wasn’t supposed to be able to do it on under 5s! I’ve updated to the latest version of IOS (just had an update last week) – not sure if that makes a difference. I have the Flex and track all my steps, miles, calories burned, sleep patterns (how many mins awake, how many mins restless, how many minutes logged asleep). Only thing is it doesn’t track floors and I am constantly going up and down the stairs in my house so thinking of getting the Charge HR (which also tracks heart rate which I want because of some heart issues)

  14. Maria permalink
    April 15, 2015

    PS also the Flex can track calories eaten, how many fl oz of liquid, can start a food plan on it ..all on my iPhone 4s

  15. Carmen permalink
    May 1, 2015

    Get a FitBit HR- then you only have 1 device and it does HR.

  16. May 2, 2015

    Thank you for changing the app so I can connect my Fitbit one and Charge HR both to the same account!

  17. Vee Maiholz permalink
    July 1, 2015

    Regarding not counting your stairs – I have an HR and I just did an experiment. I walked 10 times up the stairs at work, but only half way. It should have counted two or three floors minimum but counted – ZERO. The reason is provided by fitbit itself: “Your tracker registers a floor when it detects continuous motion combined with an elevation gain of about 10 feet. ”

    In other words if your stair case is short of those 10 feet up you can walk up and down them all day and get no credit. I’m guessing internally it resets the elevation gain once you start descending, maybe even pausing (I’d have to do another test for that).

    This is LAME. This should be considered a bug. Fitbit are you reading?

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