Fitbit users will soon no longer be able to sync their health data with Microsoft HealthVault. That's according to an email Fitbit has begun sending to users, stating that integration with HealthVault will shut down as of September 12.
After careful consideration, we've decided to end our support of Microsoft HealthVault. As of September 12, Fitbit will no longer send data to HealthVault. You'll still have access to your previously synced data through the Fitbit dashboard.
This is sure to be an unfortunate move for a subset of users that take advantage of both a Fitbit and Microsoft's service. While you'll be able to continue to access previously synced data in the Fitbit dashboard, you may want to check out Fitbit's official list of integrations to find a replacement for HealthVault before September 12.
Thanks to Greg and Brian for the tips!
Update A Fitbit spokesperson has sent over an official company statement to Windows Central:
We strive to channel our energy and resources into creating the most value for our customers. After careful consideration, Fitbit will no longer be supporting API integration with Microsoft HealthVault, an application that allows users to store and share their health data with health professionals. We remain committed to the promise of digital health and our mission to help people lead healthier, more active lives by empowering them with data, inspiration, and guidance to reach their goals. We're always looking for new ways to support our users' health and fitness goals, and we encourage customers to visit fitbit.com/partnership for other available integrations.
We believe that connected device platforms like ours can serve as a means for better patient engagement and deeper clinical collaboration, and hopefully lead to better health outcomes, fewer hospital visits and reduced healthcare costs. To help specific populations better manage their health, Fitbit works with third party partners to leverage technology and software to drive better outcomes, including partnerships with weight management leaders, condition care programs and telehealth and electronic health record integration.
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