You can put away that silly USB dongle as you will need it no more! After announcing that Android devices would get wireless syncing via Bluetooth 4.0 in September 2012 the Fitbit team released a new update to its Fitbit app! Galaxy S3 and Note 2 owners can now use wireless syncing!

Keep in mind that the Fitbit team has said that wireless syncing is only in beta, which is why a lot of devices aren’t supported yet. If you’re not an owner of a Galaxy S3 or Note 2, the Fitbit team noted that more Android devices will have the wireless syncing feature shortly.

A large worry about wireless syncing has been how much battery life it’ll take. You’ll be happy to know that the amount of battery life it takes is minimal as it is not using a Wi-Fi connection to sync your progress; it is using a Bluetooth 4.0 connection. Wireless syncing is an awesome feature and all, but it’s not the only thing that was brought into this new update!

The new update also adds a push notifications setting, a distance tile on the dashboard, support for the international food database and the ability to create and edit silent alarms. All in all, this new update will prove to be very exciting for Fitbit users.

Has anyone Galaxy S3 or Note 2 owners gotten the update yet? How are you liking the new wireless syncing feature?

Brad Ward

Residing in Eastern Michigan, Brad is a lover of all-things Android. Technology has always been a fascination for him. His first phone was the Motorola Atrix 2 with a recent upgrade to the Samsung Galaxy Note 2. He enjoys gaming, weightlifting, reading, creating ideas and most of all, writing.