Review from Kenny Moore
Working on Galaxy SIII Was already getting a little tired of syncing via the dongle and heard this was around the corner. Downloaded it last night and have had no issues so far. The only major feature that was missing is now there. Like others have stated...the fitbit food portion is a bit limited, but if you use myfitnesspal as your hub, everything will sync together (currently using food at myfitnesspal, steps at fitbit, and cardio activities through runtastic).
Quite simply there are better devices out there. As an example, the mio alpha 2 gives a far more precise heart rate reading than the blaze. As far as I can see, the blaze is more for the company collecting/selling data than truly helping the individual user. I have benched my Blaze and gone to the alpha 2. In addition there was recent update that finally allowed the app to be used in landscape mode, but with the current update it is gone, back to portrait only.
I actually loved the app until a little after downloading it, my Bluetooth shuts off on its own, now my bluetooth will not pair with my other devices anymore bc I can't get Bluetooth to turn on which means my data from fitbit isn't even syncing. I'm constantly having to try and turn my Bluetooth on (with in a second it shuts off) and on the odd chance my Bluetooth turns on I have to try and sync my info real quick so it will connect my data from days past. I want the fitbit but it's not worth the hassle it's causing with using my phone. The only thing I can find to do besides clearing the cache is do a factory reboot and I'm not going to do that for a fitbit.
Really like this app and the fact that I can integrate it with My Fitness Pal and Runtastic so it gets my calories and exercises automatically. What I don't like is this new update's inability to to go portrait. This makes it so I can't really read my sleeping time or see when there were interruptions! I loved this feature before and it really helped me. Now I'm not sure what the bunch of lines mean since I can't see what times those equated to. I also wish you could have challenges with more than 10 people, but the sleep part is really what needs to be fixed pronto!
Been a fitbit user fit a year already... The pairing systrm for ios is hassle free. When i changed to android the pairing sucks so bad i cant even get notifications. Tried all the tips to correct but will still not show notifications on my blaze... Will change to 5 stars when this is fixed for android
Usually 5 stars. Excellent app and extremely detailed. But old dashboard was more compact and easy to see at one glance. New one you have to scroll way too far, and can't see all results for all days in one swipe. You also can't customize the first of icon bar - you're only allowed fitbit's chosen 4 - one of which is always wrong: stairs climbed. I deselect it, but it won't let me pick anything else to go in its place. It's cute that it matches the website, but not as good flow. I'd like the old dashboard back and have it stop telling me to try out the new one.
The app was good until the most recent update made it where you have to have location services on in order to sync with the Fitbit device. This kills my battery and now i can't sync by bluetooth like i could yesterday. They blame it on google... if you still have time to return your Fitbit device, do so. It completely sucks having to turn on gps just to sync.
*New profile design, with the ability to add a cover photo and improved privacy controls that give you more control over your identity
*Bug fixes and performance improvements
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Lifestyle companion to track your fitness, weight, diet, food & sleep.