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Fitbit adds Windows Phone Cortana to its tracker app

Simon Jary | Dec. 15, 2014
Cortana joins iPhone and Android features.

"However, with the custom Cortana integration, we worked closely with Microsoft to design around its unique and innovative intelligent personal assistant technology to create an awesome experience for Fitbit users syncing to the Windows Phone platform - making it even easier for them to track and take control of their health and fitness results."

"The Windows platform offers a rich ecosystem of apps for health and fitness enthusiasts," said Todd Brix, general manager, Windows Apps and Store, Microsoft Corp. "Like us, Fitbit also aims to provide an unparalleled user experience, and we're excited Fitbit is bringing even more functionality to the hugely popular Fitbit app for Windows Phone, including unique features like Cortana integration."

Fitbit is also working with Microsoft to bring several other unique features to the Fitbit for Windows experience. Coming soon features include:

MobileRun: Windows Phone 8.1 users will be able to access MobileRun, which uses GPS to track, log and compare workouts. The feature also offers real-time updates while running, as well as voice cues delivering stats and providing extra encouragement to meet goals while exercising.

Additional Cortana functionality: Upcoming Cortana features will include activity logging and the ability to enable exercise mode, all through voice commands.

Windows app: Windows 8.1 desktop, laptop and tablet users will experience a new Fitbit app for Windows 8.1, remade with a new design and better functionality. No longer just a window to stats, the tablet app leverages Microsoft's universal Windows application platform to deliver a rich Fitbit experience. Features will include manual logging of activities, food, sleep, weight and water, as well as Challenges.

 

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