Fitbit for Windows 10 now supports tracker notifications and Connected GPS with Creators Update

jayar.decenella@gmail.com' By: Jay Decenella
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Fitbit kicked off a closed beta testing for the Call and SMS notification feature of its app in Windows 10 Mobile. The test followed recent Creators Update improvements that introduced support for the Bluetooth GATT server profile. A few weeks later, the beta has gone live.

The activity tracking company announced on its support forum that those who submitted a valid email address have started to receive an update to the Fitbit app. That means some Fitbit users are now getting device notifications.

The beta is available to users with the Windows build 15055. Beta testers are also receiving version 2.19.983.0 of the Fitbit app. Upon syncing their tracker, users on the latest app version will get a new permission request, asking them to accept the update in order to enable notifications.

Known Issues

In the forum, Fitbit also disclosed some known issues:

There are known stability issues at this time. We are not seeing the stable performance on current insider builds that we are seeing on internal builds from Microsoft. We’re investigating potential improvements we can make in the app, and also hoping that Insider build updates could resolve some of these issues.

Fitbit added:

These features are in active development, and are running on an in-development OS build. It’s highly likely that things may be broken, or perform badly and break from updates to the OS or the app.

The idea is for things to steadily improve until we are super solid for launch. You’re helping to make this feature awesome. If you’re expecting to get early access to a fully working feature, you’ll be disappointed.

The company also promised to add support for Calendar and third party app notifications and Connected GPS support in future versions of the app.

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