Sometimes you write a post knowing that it will have broad appeal. Other times…
I’m guessing there are roughly three people in the middle of this Venn diagram. This post is for you.
Honestly, I could have added another circle to that diagram to reduce the number of interested readers even more: people who have the 8.1 operating system running on their Windows Phone, because this app is only compatible with 8.1.
My biggest complaint about the FitBit Flex has been that I can only get a vague idea of how many steps I’ve taken at any given time if I’m not near my computer. For most of the day that doesn’t matter, but at least a couple times a week I go out in the evening for a “FitBit” walk to get myself to my goal (currently 12K steps per day). I would prefer to walk halfway to my goal, then turn around and walk home. But without an accurate count, I can’t do that.
At least, I couldn’t until a few days ago.
So far, the app has worked flawlessly for me. It connects to my Flex using Bluetooth 4.0, and when connected I can watch my step count increase in real time. I can also change my alarms, see my battery level, message my FitBit friends, and everything else that I do on the website.
Incidentally, I can’t seem to get my FitBit to sync with my computer when it’s connected to my phone. It’s not a problem – I can’t think of any reason why I would need to sync to both at the exact same time – but I’m mentioning it because it took me a while to figure out why I couldn’t sync. :-)
By the way, there’s supposed to be more information about the Windows Phone app on the FitBit site, but the link goes to a 404 page (at the time of this writing, anyway). Typical. That’s OK, Windows Phone users are used to abuse and neglect.