FitBit launches Universal app for Windows 10

Interestingly, it seems like the new features available on the platform surpasses Microsoft’s own fitness tracking app and health dashboard for the Band. Fitbit helps users track their steps, activity, exercise, food, weight and sleep, providing the information they need to more successfully reach their goals.


From the screenshots, it’s clear that this build is from the public development th2_releasebranch, which is the same branch that Insiders received 10512 for Windows 10 Mobile earlier this week.

There are several features that Fitbit has implemented on the new Windows OS that make it a solid app. The new app will let you access and log your personalized health data in real time and help you to get a better understanding of your fitness routine.

Cortana support allows users to speak commands on Windows 10 tablets, PCs and mobile phones – such as “Fitbit, I ate chicken for dinner” or “Fitbit, I went for a three-mile run” – for automatic and easier food and activity logging.

These APIs utilize information from various sensors in your devices (sensors like a pedometer or a barometer) to add context based functionality to Windows 10 apps. In good news for users awaiting to see how the Windows 10 experience translates to smartphones, the company is racing toward the finish line.


Microsoft has released Photo Story, a Windows Phone app that can automatically pick photos in the gallery that relate to each other and produce a neat video reel with theme music and more. Some of the examples that the Windows Apps Team provides for how to use these APIs are apps that change their behavior based upon the user’s motion context, such as for power saving when the device is idle or auto adjusting camera focus when the user is walking or running.