by Brent Dirks
July 8, 2013
The companion iOS app that integrates with Fitbit’s trio of wireless activity trackers has just taken a big step forward with an update today. Version 1.7 adds a number of new features that will make tracking your daily progress even easier. First up, the daily stats section now incorporates color to indicate progress toward a set goal. A new stat, very active minutes, is also shown on the app’s dashboard. And on the activity tab, there are new graphs for both distance and very active minutes. Along with improvements to the signup and setup process with the app, landscape and portrait graphs now include a one-day time view to show activity over the course of the entire day. Finally, users of Fitbit’s newest tracker, the Flex wristband, can select which daily goal progress the tracker displays. I’ve been using the Flex for a couple of weeks, and have been very pleased with Fitbit’s technology. Thankfully, the new version of the app also addresses some of my major concerns. I’m most pleased to see the very active minutes and the one-day time view to see exactly when I was most active. The Fitbit app is designed for the iPhone and iPod touch. It can be downloaded in the App Store now for free.