The Fitbit for Windows Phone app has received an update that should help those of us who use the All-Day Sync feature. If there has been one complaint I’ve had about the app so far it has been the reliability of this background sync feature. Now it seems to be resolved. The update, version 188.8.131.5201 for those keeping score at home, dramatically improves the All-Day Sync functionality. It is much more stable than the previous release and it is on by default now. Having tested this last night and this morning, I can tell you it is noticeably better than before and the app actually stays connected to my Fitbit Flex via Bluetooth constantly.
In addition to this improvement on the syncing, Fitbit for Windows Phone now also supports Mobile Run which will use your phone’s GPS to track your run, walk or hike. To use this feature, go to Track Exercise and set it up prior to your exercise event. Plus, If you are using a Windows Phone that has SensorCore, this update to Fitbit for Windows Phone can now use that technology to track
your steps. If you remember, last week I posted an article on how to use MSN Health & Fitness and SensorCore to track your steps. Now instead of using the MSN app you can use Fitbit’s app.
Finally, this new release supports Mobile Badges so you will those on your Windows Phone and not just on the website.
The update is available now and I recommend that everyone get it if you are using Fitbit trackers. The sync improvements alone make it well worth the time.