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I’ve been using a Fitbit fitness tracker device for more than a year now and can say that I’m very pleased with it. But I have only recently discovered that there was also an official Fitbit app in the Windows Store. Even more, the Fitbit app has been recently updated to allow syncing on Windows 8.
The official Windows 8 Fitbit app has been available in the Windows Store for a while now, but I haven’t noticed it until recently. To dissipate the confusion from the beginning, this app is not like the Fitbit Connect tool for Windows 8 and it also doesn’t contain the drivers needed to run Fitbit (links at the end). It’s a standalone app that will also work on desktop Windows 8 machines, but is aimed at Windows 8 touch devices, especially tablets.
The Fitbit family of products motivate you to stay active, live better, and reach your goals. This app enables you to view graphs of your activity levels, sleep and weight and gives you a clear picture of your health and fitness trends. Important: This app is designed to be used with Fitbit devices. Syncing data from your Fitbit tracker via this computer requires the wireless sync dongle be plugged in to this PC.
Fitbit: among the best fitness apps for Windows 8
Many users of the Fitbit Windows 8 app have given it a poor rating because it was lacking an essential ability – the syncing feature. Now, the latest update will let you sync your Fitbit tracker to the app with the wireless sync USB dongle. Here are the Fitbit devices that are supported:
- Fitbit Force
- Fitbit Flex
- Fitbit One
- Fitbit Zip
Just like the Android or iOS versions, you will also get daily and historical graphs of your step, calorie burn and floor climbing patterns and you will be able to see how you fare against your friends or other competitors. Without any doubts, one of the best Windows 8 fitness apps that needs to be downloaded and installed right away if you have a Windows 8 tablet.
Even more, you will also get feedback on your progress compared to your daily and longer term goals. And this is not all, there’s also a trend graph showing the weight, body dat and BMI (body mass indicator). If your Fitbit device comes with this function, you will also see your nightly sleep patterns. Follow the direct link from below to the Windows Store and download it.