February 12, 2013 10:46pm
The wait is over for Fitbit owners with Android devices compatible with Bluetooth 4.0. The company has rolled out an update to its Android app with wireless sync support for the Galaxy S III and Galaxy Note II, though other devices will be added to the compatibility list soon. This means that Android owners no longer have to sync their devices with their computers first, a privilege iPhone users have had for some time via the iPhone 4S, iPhone 5 and new iPad (3rd and 4rd generations).
The update also adds the ability to create silent alarms, adds a distance tile on the dashboard and includes a push notification setting in the app. We hope that the developers add Nexus 4 support in the next update, though we can understand why they started with two of the most popular devices on the market.
If you’re rocking a Galaxy S III or Note II and have wanted to step up your Fitbit activity, now is your chance. This feature is compatible with the Fitbit Zip and Fitbit One fitness trackers.