Fitbit confirms they are working on a Windows Phone app, to be released “soon”

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We posted recently that Fitbit’s twitter support teased a Windows Phone app, but did not quite confirm it.

The company in fact already has a Windows 8 app, making the Windows Phone app a no-brainer.

They have now replied to a reader enquiring about Windows Phone support with the following message:

Hello,

We are glad to help with your inquiry about the Windows 8 Phone app.

Let us advise that currently our team is working on developing a compatible app for Windows 8 Phones. We do not have an estimated date for the release yet, but we do expect to be soon. Currently, you can sync with Apple Bluetooth 4.0 compatible devices, and by the end of this month, we will release an update for the Android app, which will allow Andriod users to sync via Bluetooth as well.

Please let us know if you have any other question.

Sincerely,

Oscar Fernando and the Fitbit Team

The note does raise an issue – the latest Fitbit uses Bluetooth Low Energy – not a feature of Windows Phone 8 as far as we know, but supported by the hardware in phones like the Nokia Lumia 920. Given the new flexibility in the Bluetooth stack of Windows Phone 8 for 3rd party developers however this may not be an insurmountable issue.

Thanks to our tipster.


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