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Fitbit app now lets desktop users customize the dashboard

The official Fitbit app for Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile has received an update that brings along a slew of design tweaks, along with the ability for desktop users to customize which tiles appear on their dashboard. Here's the full breakdown of what's new in Fitbit version 2.6:

  • You can now customize which tiles show on your dashboard and arrange them to your preference (desktop only for the moment).
  • There is a new button on the dashboard to enter Edit mode.
  • New celebration when you hit all of you main activity goals.
  • Numerous screens have been rescaled to work better across the variety of Windows 10 devices. All devices from desktops to smaller phones should have a better experience.
  • Information density has been increased in many areas.
  • Modified Dashboard tile alignment and resizing logic.
  • FitStar exercises will now show in your exercise history.
  • Refinements to the design of exercise goals.
  • New splash screen, loading animations, updated Splash screen, loading animations, brand logos, live tiles, taskbar & app icon.
  • General bug fixes and improvements

If you'd like to check out all of the latest changes to the Fitbit app, hit up the Windows Store link below to snag the update. Also let us know what you think of the changes in the comments.

Download Fitbit from the Windows Store (opens in new tab)


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  • Great! They complied with their words.
  • Alot of new updates today but no new windows central app yet :/
  • The real question is does fitbit work with notifications yet? About 3 weeks ago my sister in law got a fit bit surge, come to find out that notificaions do not work on it.   Fitbit claims it's Microsofts issue, not theirs.  So it was returned for a band 2.   While MS benefitted this time, it's starting to get old worrying about what will and won't work with windows.  
  • It is MS's fault. Their stubborn refusal to implement a GATT server for Bluetooth excludes 90% of the smartwatches in the market.
  • Yeah, that's what i read.  Not sure what the hell it meant, but i did read that, lol.   It automatically shuts the door on millions of potential windows phone users that want to use a smartwatch. MS is giving people too many reasons not to use windows phone.  
  • Fitbit won't sync with this update (update... Had to do a soft reset to sync)
  • Their commitment is nice. However, I would like to change the recorded activity from Workout to whatever I was doing without having to go to their Web page.
  • I could never get my fitbit to sync with W10M or desktop, so I returned 2 of them for a refund. As far as support, they don't have any in Australia, it was all just too much of a waste of time. Anyway swapped them over with Band 2 devices and no issues.
  • Hi, Which devices did you use? I've been using Surge & it works just fine with both my W10 laptop & L950 XL phone.
  • We had alot of trouble syncing my sister in laws surge to windows 10.  Apparently it's fairly common since there is some workarounds.  In the end i got it to sync to a windows 8.1 netbook i had by tricking the netbook into thinking the screen resolution was right (netbooks won't go to 8.1 without doing this, then after that they won't run apps from the start screen).   After it did sync, it still didn't work right, exchanged it only to find out that notifications don't work on windows phone.  So it then was returned for a band. It's only a matter of time before fitbit realizes that windows phone isn't worth their trouble especially without notifications which is MS's fault.  
  • Thank you! Thank you! Thank You!
  • I have been waiting to get a new fitness tracker since I picked up my new Windows 10 phone unfortunately still no decent apps for anything. :/ Microsoft really need to get there band selling in more county's asap.
  • You bought a Windows phone? Get used to waiting! Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • Almost makes me want to "upgrade" to W10. Almost. I miss MSN Health & Fitness.
  • +me
    No app can do what msn did :'(
    Great for athletics, great for medicine students+ doctors!!
  • now if only microsoft health could take note...
  • If this update fixes the issue in Windows 10 showing incorrect weekly step counts for my friends, then it will be a worthy update.  Previously my PC and phone would show different step counts, and it turns out the PC was always wrong.  It seems to be fixed with the update, but I'll have to wait to see if it continues to sync the counts properly.