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Fitbit adds support for 12 new Android phones from Motorola, HTC, LG, and Google
At CES Fitbit announced that its fitness trackers now support 12 additional Android smartphones from a variety of manufacturers in addition to the Samsung devices already supported.
Fitbit devices including the Fitbit Force, Fitbit Flex, and Fitbit One now support recent smartphones and tablets from Motorola, HTC, LG, and Google. The full list includes the Droid Mini, Droid Ultra, Droid Maxx, Droid Razr M, Droid Razr HD, Droid Razr Maxx HD, HTC One, LG G2, Moto X, Nexus 4, Nexus 5, and Nexus 7 (2013). These devices join the Samsung Galaxy S3, Galaxy S4, Note 2, Note 3, and Note 10.1 which Fitbit already supported.
Owners of the newly supported devices can now sync their Fitbit devices directly to their smartphone. Previously they’d have to rely on the computer USB dongle to sync their data anywhere. Now those users can finally get the full benefit of owning a Fitbit with real-time fitness tracking data.
The latest version of the Fitbit app in the Google Play Store has support for the new smartphones built in, so users just have to download it to get started.
While the new app update supports more devices, the list of phones Fitbit supports is still relatively low. The company is aware of this, and it working to support new devices as they come out. There’s no word on if Fitbit will support any more existing phones, however. With any luck the company will eventually find a way to support all Android devices regardless of manufacturer. That will likely rely on Bluetooth standards across multiple devices among other factors.
Is your device supported by Fitbit yet? If so, do you think you’ll pick up a Fitbit tracker?