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October 27, 2014

Fitbit update for Windows Phone 8.1 brings Cortana integration and more

Fitbit has updated their app for Windows Phone 8.1 today bringing Cortana integration, challenges, and MobileTrack support.



With Cortana, you can now quickly log any of the 350,000 foods in the Fitbit database simply by saying something like “Fitbit, I ate sushi for dinner” (which I did and it was delicious). Fitbit has also created a custom experience for Cortana directly within the Fitbit app (in beta) as well – you’ll notice a new microphone icon at the bottom of the app that brings it up. Try things like “Fitbit, I ate lasagna for dinner” or “Fitbit, I had a coffee with breakfast”. You can also use Cortana to create silent alarms for Fitbit trackers.

You can also challenge your friends and family to meet and beat goals for some motivational and fun competitions such as Daily Showdown, Workweek Hustle and Weekend Warrior.

And the Fitbit app now has MobileTrack that lets you track steps directly from your Microsoft Lumia device.

Finally, this update brings new language support French, German, Italian and Spanish.

If you don’t have the Fitbit app installed, you can download it here from the Windows Phone Store.