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Fitbit, Linux, and you

Fitbit, Linux, and you

Posted Jan 17, 2013 13:01 UTC (Thu) by philipstorry (subscriber, #45926)
Parent article: Fitbit, Linux, and you

Thanks very much for this. I'd been considering getting a Fitbit before Christmas, but the lack of Linux information made me assume that it wasn't a good option.
More alarming is the lack of Android software, and the inability to get granular data for my own analysis.

I doubt that contacting them to say that a lack of Linux support stopped me from buying would get much attention.
But I think I'll let them know that a lack of Android and being able to download the data has definitely lost them my business - I'll have to look at the other options mentioned.


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Fitbit, Linux, and you

Posted Jan 24, 2013 16:02 UTC (Thu) by adx (guest, #87945) [Link]

The lack of Android support is due to the non-existent software support of BLE. Supposedly, it was close to complete until they decided to switch to the new bluedroid stack. Now there is no comment on when, or even if, BLE support will be supported in Android.

Fitbit, Linux, and you

Posted Jan 24, 2013 16:22 UTC (Thu) by khim (subscriber, #9252) [Link]

Supposedly it's planned for the next Android release (see here: BLE will be the next major feature we are going to add). The question of "when", as usual, is up in the air...


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