Fitbit Coach app brings guided workouts to Xbox One and Windows 10

Fitbit Coach

Microsoft may have pulled the plug on Xbox Fitness, but Fitbit is now looking to fill the fitness gap on Xbox One and Windows 10. The company has announced the launch of the Fitbit Coach app for Microsoft's console and Windows 10 PC and Mobile, bringing guided workouts to your living room, office, or on the go.

Fitbit Coach was already available as a mobile app for Android and iOS, and the version for Xbox One and Windows 10 provides largely the same experience. With it, you can take advantage of video workouts with step-by-step instructions, customizable music, recommended workouts based on your daily activity, and more. Interestingly, a Fitbit device isn't required to get started, but you'll only be able to use certain features if you have one. One additional perk for Xbox users is that, if you do have a Fitbit device (like the Fitbit Ionic), you can track your heart rate in real time on your TV as you work out, Fitbit says.

Fitbit Coach

The Fitbit Coach app is currently listed on the Microsoft Store (opens in new tab) for Xbox One and Windows 10, but isn't available just yet. The download should become available soon, however. You can use the app in a limited capacity for free, with access to one personalized program and some extra audio and video workouts. However, you'll have to step up to a Fitbit Coach Premium subscription for $39.99 per year in order to "unlock more programs, unlimited workout, and additional features," Fitbit says.

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  • Definitely gonna get this for Andromeda
  • Or W10M.
  • Negative... Not available. That is why W10 is the💩
  • Actually it is listed on the Store on W10M but I wouldn't expect you to have looked at that.
  • Ummm, I did look in the store on my 950... How else would I know it's not there?
    It definitely wasn't there when I searched it earlier.
  • it there. someone even used it on mobile 
  • I see it now, but it definitely wasn't there earlier.
  • No Problem but it does make you look a bit of an idiot when I stated that it works on W10M below before you even commented ;-)
  • Interesting. Miss yourshape from ubi on kinect.
  • I still use it on my 360 kinect, it's awesome!
  • I have a Fitbit Blaze so I'll give this a look as well. What's interesting is this will also run on W10M and there is a link within the Fitbit app to Fitbit Coach already.
  • Just checked and it is in the store for mobile and desk.....GREAT! Showing 'not currently available' but looks really good.
    Will get on the Xbox as well.
  • I was just thinking this morning that it would be nice if Fitbit brought over their Fitbit coach app to the Xbox and just like that it is done.
  • Looks like this app is now available for download on all platforms.
  • The intro videos will not play on Win10M unless you are on a wireless one. Which is likely just a new thing, which will be fixed. I am going to try it one of these days. For the first time I actually saw it surfaced in Microsoft Store live tile, before I read it here :)