FITBIT APPLE WATCH
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I was asking a fitbit APP that runs on Apple Watch, for the benefit of keep competing with all my existing friends on fitbit. This is pretty straightforward I think, Apple Watch user ( Who formey uses FitBit) can compet with people who still use Fitbit. But honestly, after all these year, I have alresdy get used to my Apple Watch now and use other apps such as MapMyRun with friends
Its really a shame because Fitbit has an excellent fitness tracking app and I believe apple watch users would pay a fee to use the Fitbit app if it was integrated with the Apple watch. You are absolutely correct it is amazing that otherwise "smart" businesses are slow to react and wind up going the way of the dinosaurs
I use my Applewatch for steps, exercise, heart rate and I love, love the breathe app for meditation. I use my Fitbit for tracking sleep while I charge my Apple Watch. I use my Aria scale as well. I use MyFitnessPal app to track from all 3 devices and it works great. Wish they could merge seamlessly so that you can look at any one device and have the same time info, but for now MyFitnessPal seems to do the trick plus I can keep track of calories. Oh and I use waterlogged as my app to remind me to drink my 84 oz/day, which also syncs with MyFitnessPal.
Hello there, so far there has not been more updates about a possible integration with Fitbit and Applewatch, as it was mentioned earlier in this Feature Suggestion. At the moment, this is all the details I have available to share and I really appreciate your constant feedback regarding this subject.
I think that if you build an app tied to a subscription you could have a decent business model. E.g. you create a great app for the Apple watch. The continued use requires like 10/mo or 100/yr subscription. Surely that's more profit than what you get per device and it's per year. For Fitbit devices you make it free. You could even start to charge for advanced features. Have you tested willingness to pay for a subscription?
I see a trend where hardware revenues for fitbit will drop as more and more people want integrated, higher functioning wearables. If fitibit were to be wise and create service or app for money it would guarrantee the future of the company and not compete with Apple and Samsung. Who will outspend and out market fitbit without even realizing it. So for now, fitbit has a good reason to be around. But once those other huge behemoths get their act together the device will look pretty silly. The app, however has great value. I love it. But I want more than the Blaze will ever provide and Watch2 comes pretty close. But just like Apple tied everyone to iTunes and made billions, fitbit could tie us to their amazing app.
Why not just build an watchOS app and sell it on the store? Why not make watchOS compatible with Premium. That has to be a way for fitbit to make money and give us what we want. Hubris kills more companies than bad product ever will.
Hello @SunsetRunner, welcome aboard to the Fitbit Community and thank you for your feedback @tipoo and @deandsmith. The difficult part here, is the Fitbit tracker / watch is proprietary technology that works along with the features of the Fitbit app. Nonetheless, this is a great feedback opportunity for future integrations or improvements to some existent functionalities.
The Apple watch 4 announcement yesterday made it painfully clear that fitbit's days may be numbered. Super loyal fitbit user and I am sad that I am seriously considering ditching fitbit and android to get the new apple watch. The Versa is instantly obsolete compared to the apple watch 4. Fitbit has the best software which I use every day to track food/sleep and activity. I don't see wearing two devices but the announced features on the apple watch are too good to ignore.
While you can see text messages on some Fitbit devices, you cannot answer them from a Fitbit. Whereas, with an Apple Watch, you can answer your messages or phone calls directly from the watch. It is not as easy as answering from your iPhone, but it is still an option not offered by Fitbit.
The biggest difference, and ultimately why I stick with Fitbit, is that you need two apps to track Apple Watch data, whereas Fitbit only has one smartphone app. With an Apple Watch, you'll need the Watch app and the Apple Fitness app (all iPhone users already have this app loaded to their smartphone). Fitbit has one app that has all of the smartwatch data and tracking in one place. Apple is more integrated into popular fitness devices, so my Tempo workouts automatically register in the Fitness app on the phone. Similarly, Peloton workouts will automatically track to your Apple Watch account if your Peloton heart rate monitor is linked.
All of the above use Apple's latest operating system for wearables, watchOS 9, which introduced new mindfulness tools, improved outdoor cycling features (including more accurate calorie counting for e-bikes), a pilates workout mode, and an updated photos app with new portrait watch faces.
The Apple Watch 8 is a relatively iterative upgrade, with the main difference being the addiction of new functions like Crash Detection to detect car and bike accidents, and skin temperature sensors. It retains the 7's slightly larger case sizes (41mm and 45mm compared to 40mm and 44mm for the Apple Watch 6). There's a 70% brighter always-on screen mode for use indoors, the display is topped with tougher crystal, and the watch's case is now rated IPX6 for protection against dust.
The company made waves in creating smartwatches with fitness as a priority, and it came to a head in 2020 where Google announced it was buying Fitbit to bolster its wearable armory. They're not just for Android, though; Fitbit devices also work with iOS, making them a great choice for whichever handset you use.
However, that might soon change. Fitbit is now owned by Google, and the two companies recently announced that they're currently working on a premium Fitbit powered by Google's smartwatch operating system, Wear OS. We don't know much about it yet, but this is likely to be much more of a direct competitor to Apple.
The Fitbit Versa 4 is the more affordable of the two Fitbit smartwatches, and is an excellent alternative to the Apple Watch for Android device owners. It's slightly more fitness-orientated than the Sense 2, boasting more activity profiles as well as top-tier sleep tracking. You can respond to notifications from Facebook, messages and email, make contactless purchases with Fitbit Pay, control your Spotify playlist, track workouts and more, all from your wrist.
The Fitbit Sense 2 is the higher-end of Fitbit's two new smartwatches, with a similar design but a more advanced feature set to monitor your health and wellbeing. Alongside the features of the Versa, it has the electrodermal activity (EDA) sensor of its predecessor, which can detect signs of stress based on changes in your skin's conductivity. It can also detect variance in skin temperature, which can be a sign of an upcoming illness, plus your heart rate and blood oxygen saturation (SpO2).
Your Apple Watch's battery life mainly depends on how often you will use the fitness features throughout the day, but as soon as you put it in at 8am and then come back to watch Netflix at 7pm, you will usually be left with 40% charge remaining.
Another great feature, which you'll find on every device except the Apple Watch 3, is fitness detection. If you're 10 minutes into a walk, for example, the Watch will display a prompt asking whether you want to track it. Those first 10 minutes will already be logged if you choose 'Yes', meaning your entire journey will be tracked. It's a very handy feature, and means that even if you're just running errands and wouldn't normally think to activate tracking, it will still count towards completing your daily Rings. Since the launch of WatchOS 8, your watch can also track cycling automatically, so your daily commute to work will could towards your goal as well.
Currently, Apple is leading the way in the smartwatch market, and the current lineup of Apple watches are great all-rounders that benefit from a mature operating system, long-term support from Apple, and a wide range of apps. Although they don't focus on health as much as Fitbit's devices, their workout tracking features and Apple's upcoming Fitness Plus subscription service encourages you to go that extra mile and consider the effects of your lifestyle on your wellbeing.
\"The Apple Watch was positioned as an exclusive premium-tier device offering a powerful user interface and third-party app support, whereas Fitbit offered a range of more affordable fitness trackers and smartwatches backed up by a well-established brand,\" he said.
The companies also have slightly different approaches to music: with Apple, you can download albums on your watch from the likes of Apple Music and Spotify. On Fitbit, the only way you can download music is if you do so via Deezer or Pandora.
When it comes to battery life, Fitbit wins hands down, said Gebbie. \"The Apple Watch offers an 18-hour battery life, which means you need to charge it every day, whereas many Fitbit trackers and watches can last for days or even weeks at a time without charging.
"The Apple Watch was positioned as an exclusive premium-tier device offering a powerful user interface and third-party app support, whereas Fitbit offered a range of more affordable fitness trackers and smartwatches backed up by a well-established brand," he said.
When it comes to battery life, Fitbit wins hands down, said Gebbie. "The Apple Watch offers an 18-hour battery life, which means you need to charge it every day, whereas many Fitbit trackers and watches can last for days or even weeks at a time without charging. 781b155fdc