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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.

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  • 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.

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

  • 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!

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

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

  • 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!!

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

  • 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)

  • 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

  • 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?

  • Do you have a time line for which Android devices this feature will work with and when this will be implemented?

    I left my fitbit at home today and I have a Samsung Galaxy 5s device :(

      • Ok…so it doens’t appear that I am able to add my Galaxy S5 as a tracker to my fitbit account. When I go to Account on my mobile Fitbit app (that was updated yesterday to version 2.9.1) I do not see an option to add a mobile device..or any other device for that matter. When I open the Fitbit Connect on my PC there is no option to select a Mobile device to add. Any help would be appreciated.

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