Fitbit is a popular name in health-and-fitness tracking wearable devices. The company has dedicated applications for both iOS and Android that lets users track health-related metrics on their smartphones.
Recently, the Fitbit application for iOS received an update, bumping it to version 2.1 and brings significant changes to the application. With the latest update, iPhone 5S users can track the basic activity using their smartphones without a Fitbit device, thanks to the MobileTrack feature of the application as well as the M7 chip of the iPhone 5S.
The M7 chip inside iPhone 5S lets users track steps, distance, and calories burned. Additionally, users can also make use of other features including, food and weight tracking, defining fitness goals, adding friends, and more.
Here’s the complete changelog for Fitbit v2.1:
- The Fitbit app now features MobileTrack which offers basic Fitbit activity tracking directly using your iPhone 5s.
- Redesigned Silent Alarms settings. Set, switch, edit, and remove alarms faster than ever.
- Set your own custom water goal.
- Redesigned profile editor.
- Redesigned tracker settings.
- Redesigned sign-up and sign-in.
- Tap on people in Friend Finder to see their profile.
- Swipe on friends on your leaderboard to Cheer, Taunt, or Message.
- Tap on tabs to auto-scroll to the top.
If you’re an iPhone 5S owner, simply hit the App Store to download the latest Fitbit application.
Source: Fitbit Help, Engadget
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