Official Fitbit app launched for Windows 8 and Windows RT

Fitbit is a pedometer type device that offers a very nice way to measure your physical activity during the day as well as your sleep patterns at night. And ever since it launched people have been pretty excited about it and it has received some very positive reviews.

Fitbit’s colorful website and data visualization has always been a selling point and now they have brought a bit of that back to Windows. Yes that’s right, there’s now an official Fitbit application available in the Windows Store.

The app is available both for Windows 8 and for Windows RT and gives users a nice and convenient way to check their stats. The graphs and colors fit nicely with Microsoft’s Modern UI and the LiveTiles make it easier than ever to check your daily scores.

As nice as the app is, it’s still rather basic for now. You can’t log food intake, you can’t switch goals or weight plans, you can’t sync your device directly through it and the data visualizations are limited to either “Today” or “Historical” which only shows your stats from the previous month. Now compare this with the iOS version which has all the features listed above including syncing via Bluetooth if you have a last gen Fitbit device.

Don’t get us wrong we’re really happy this app has finally hit the Windows Store but we’re hoping to see lots of updates in the future that bring all that missing functionality. And maybe, just maybe, we’ll also see a Windows Phone offering in the near future.

Be sure to check out the app in the Windows Store. What do you folks think? Are you Fitbit users and are you happy with this app? Sound off in the comments.

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