Yesterday, we took a look at Fitbit and their new Charge wearable activity tracker. Today, version 1.5 of the Windows Phone app, which I demoed in that video, is live in the Store for everyone.
Today's update is more than just 'bug fixes' and delivers quite a few new features and improvements. The update just went live, and we have the full changelog, so let's take a look.
Fitbit for Windows Phone 1.5
- Syncing support for our new Surge tracker. (Setup your Surge at www.fitbit.com/setup)
- Heart Rate
- Quick Calorie Add
- Barcode Scanning
- Exercise - Track and view your exercise history
New Visual Design
- Our graphs have a new look!
Improvements - Cortana
- New: Activity Logging
- Quick Calorie Logging
- General refinements to food logging
- Evening Snack option for food logging
- Minor bug fixes
Now a quick caveat: although Surge support is now within the app, the Surge itself still needs new firmware to sync with Windows Phone. That firmware should not be too far off and Fitbit (and our site) will announce that when it is available.
The new graphs certainly have more flair to them and the Cortana refinements look top notch. From our end, we have noticed an improved syncing capability too, so perhaps chalk that up to 'minor bug fixes'.
It is great to see Fitbit getting better with each update, and we cannot wait to sync our new Fitbit Surge to our Windows Phone.