Fitbit Gets Wireless iPhone Sync Support

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Fitbit announced two new personal fitness trackers on Monday: Fitbit One and Fitbit Zip. Both work as pedometers to track your steps and distance traveled, and they offer Bluetooth sync support with Apple's iPhone -- a feature Fitbit users have been begging for.

Fitbit One Syncs Wirelessly with your iPhoneFitbit One Syncs Wirelessly with your iPhone

The Fitbit One, like the Fitbit Ultra, tracks your daily steps, how far you've walked, the flights of stairs you've climbed, calories burned, and tracks your sleep patterns. The One also includes a silent alarm feature that vibrates to wake up users slowly.

The Fitbit Zip offers a trimmed down feature set since it doesn't track flights of stairs climbed or sleep patterns -- and instead of a built-in rechargeable battery, the Zip uses replaceable watch batteries.

Fitbit Zip: FItbit's New Low-cost Fitness TrackerFitbit Zip: FItbit's New Low-cost Fitness Tracker

The Fitbit One and Fitbit Zip can sync via Bluetooth 4.0 with the iPhone 4S, iPhone 5 and third generation iPad. Like the Fitbit Ultra, the new models also sync wirelessly with your Mac.

The Fitbit One is priced at US$99.95 and will be available in October. The Fitbit Zip costs $59.95 and is available now.

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Comments

Macfox

Checked out the Web site and the App store. Looks like a great product. The application that works on the iPhone and other devices gets very poor reviews.
Seems like the company really needs to improve the app before I buy one. I’ll be watching this product also because it monitors one’s sleep patterns (which I like).
Overall, appears to be a very good product and I hope to get one.

john m getz

I wish the Fitbit app would have left the food log on the main page and not on the “more” tab.  I use my iPhone to log my meals since two of them are at work.  It’s one more step to get to the meals log.  I only use the weight tab once a day and it doesnt need to be on the front page.

Adam Christianson

I have been really thinking about trying one of these. Maybe now is the time.

R. Dawson

Does the Fitbit One sync to an iPad mini?  The mini has Bluetooth 4, but the list of compatible devices doesn’t specifically list the mini - it lists iPad 3 and the newest iPad (my wife has an iPad 2, so I’ll be upgrading SOMETHING to get her a Fitbit with the connectivity she wants (she uses the 1st gen Fitbit, which won’t sync with her iPad 2 or iPhone 3S)

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