About three years ago, Fitbit debuted its own app store for mobile devices. However, during this brief period, the number of applications you may download into your wearable device has significantly increased. This article provides a rundown of the top Fitbit smartwatch applications available.
- Water Logged
- The New York Times, of course.
- Starbucks Card
- Air Quality
The App Store for Fitbit
At the beginning of 2018, the Fitbit App Store was made available. Apple uses this system for its smartwatch. It is similar to the approach that Apple employs for its wristwatch in that customers are required to browse through an “app gallery” in the accompanying smartphone app to install the software. The main distinction is that when it comes to assessing apps, Fitbit takes a very relaxed approach.
Because of this, the number of applications developed by third parties that are compatible with the Sense and Ionic smartwatches and the Versa smartwatch has increased rapidly. Even though the Fitbit App Store is some a ways behind Apple in terms of features and functionality, there is already a good selection of useful software available for download. The selection is extensive and caters to your requirements in health and fitness, timekeeping, and general necessities.
Instructions for Downloading and Setting Up Applications on your Fitbit
One may install a maximum capacity of 39 apps on a Fitbit wristwatch. This is in addition to the default ones that are already installed, which are Alarms, Weather, and Exercise. The vast majority of people have a few on their smartphones and are not even close to reaching that quantity. To view the apps currently installed on your device, slide left or right from your watch’s home screen.
Apps can be installed by utilizing the Fitbit App Gallery, as was previously indicated. The vast majority of those that one may find there are available at no cost. However, many of them require either a one-time payment or a recurring monthly charge. The latter category includes Pandora, Spotify, and Deezer, all examples of music streaming applications.
The method of installation is not overly complicated. Launch the Fitbit app on your smartphone, and select the Today option from the menu that appears. You’ll see your profile image. First, tap on that, and then tap on your device’s image. Now, navigate to Apps and select All apps. You will discover a gallery of everything that one may download here for your viewing pleasure. Find something that interests you, and then act on it. After that, select the Install option.
Delete a functionally identical application. Click the Remove button at the end of the process described above rather than the Install button.
Specific applications may request rights during the installation process. These permissions may include access to the internet or the capacity to operate in the background. To install specific applications on your mobile device, you may first need to connect it to a WiFi network. In the event that this is the case, the device will question you following the installation.
The Top Third-party Fitbit Applications Available
The following article is an overview of our favorite apps for the Fitbit wristwatch. In order to ensure that this information is always accurate and relevant, we plan to update it regularly.
These are included in no particular order and only feature software created by independent developers or third parties. Fitbit also offers a large number of apps of its own.
These are examples of apps that are compatible with the Versa family of devices and the Sense and Ionic. You’ll be able to see that the charge for number 4 is missing from this list. This is because it is not possible to install software made by a third party on the fitness tracker; instead, it only comes preloaded with apps branded with the Fitbit name.
What exactly should we make of Strava? More than fifty million people from close to two hundred nations are active users of the social network designed just for athletes. This includes approximately 1,100 athletes who compete at the professional level. It is now adding approximately one million new members every month to its registration, and this trend is expected to continue.
The Fitbit app for Strava allows you to synchronize your watches’ runs, rides, and other types of exercise. You can also display activity information and history on your wrist, Strava leaderboards, and mileage accomplishments.
If you haven’t tried Stava before, this is the time to do so. Although there is a premium subscription option, one can access most of the functionality without payment. You may find yourself falling in love with it.
We are all aware of the significance of taking in an adequate amount of fluid. However, let’s be honest: very few of us consume the recommended amount of water daily. According to the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine recommendations in the United States, men should consume approximately 15.5 cups (3.7 liters) of fluids each day, while women should consume 11.5 cups. That is a significant amount!
Using the Water Logged Fitbit app, you may make things simpler for yourself. In case anyone was curious, this app took first place in the “Health and Wellness” category of the Fitbit #Made4Fitbit App Challenge.
The software makes the process of recording water consumption very simple and convenient. To add a glass, water bottle, or two water bottles to your daily total, you must hit the appropriate button. On the page where the settings are located, you will find the option to specify the units and the quantities. The application also displays your daily water consumption and the recommended amount of water you should drink.
An option is available in the shape of an intelligent water bottle, which can be used instead. Recent developments in this area include Fitbit’s collaboration with Hidrate Spark on a product of this kind.
The New York Times
Do you want to be informed even while you’re on the move? You might be interested in downloading the New York Times app. Since its founding in 1851, the daily paper has continuously been published. It counts over 4.7 million memberships across both digital and print formats combined. It is now the third-largest newspaper in the United States as a result of this.
You can find the answer in the name. This nifty little app, called Barcodes, allows you to save up to seven different barcodes on your watch. After that, you can use them on the move as cards for grocery stores, fitness centers, or really anything else you choose.
The one and only prerequisite is the presence of a bar code and the corresponding numbers and characters displayed underneath it. The barcodes’ personalization and configuration may all be done using the corresponding app on the user’s phone.
Another app that uses barcodes is presented here. However, it is just for those who are passionate about Starbucks coffee. Install the app by going through the Gallery and then clicking on the settings button. After that, enter your 16-digit Starbucks Card number. If you want to pay at a participating retailer, you must wave your wristwatch next to the barcode scanner the next time you go to the coffee shop.
The experience of taking an Uber has become increasingly enjoyable for a lot of people. It is currently projected to have 80 million users all around the world. Initially, the platform was designed to function as a ridesharing service for customers who had unused vehicle seats and were traveling to the exact location. It is currently equipped with drivers who will take you wherever you wish.
With the Fitbit Uber app, you won’t even need to remove your smartphone from your pocket to complete any of these tasks. You may find a ride, obtain ride estimations and view driver information. It won’t take you any time to hail down a quick and dependable ride.
This is yet another helpful program that is entirely free. You will be able to view reports on the air quality collected from 10,000 monitoring sites worldwide.
Many people believe that taking a walk is an excellent method to get in some exercise. But when you include the air pollution, it’s possible that it’s actually making your condition worse.
The application features more than one screen. Simply scrolling down will give you access to view historical statistics. The first one displays the AQI (Air Quality Index) that was computed for the most prevalent air pollutants. You’ll be taken to the complete AQI list if you click on this link.
With this software, you can install a maximum of three stations all at once. You are also able to personalize a fetch timetable to suit your needs.
There is no method to store music on either the Versa 3 or the Sense, but there is a workaround for this limitation. You are able to submit your own MP3s to the Deezer platform, which gives you access to those files when you use the service.
The program gives millions of users worldwide access to an endless amount of music. You can carry music with you wherever you go, thanks to the nearly 44 million tunes available. It is also the only music streaming service that is compatible with Fitbit and has Flow. Flow analyzes your favorite songs and compiles recommendations into a single stream that is constantly changing.
Pandora is a highly well-liked music streaming service, and millions of people use it. Installing this app will allow you to listen to your favorite stations or select one of our specially designed exercise stations to accompany your workout. You only need to navigate to the Fitbit smartphone app’s Media settings to personalize the stations. Your smartwatch is directly linked with the music you want to listen to.
Pandora does require users to pay for a membership, which one may purchase for a minimum of $9.99 per month. You will have access to a skippable, replayable, and offline experience without any ads interrupting it. It is important to note that Pandora for Fitbit is not yet accessible in any other country than the United States.
Using the Spotify watch app, you can take control of the music that is playing on your smartphone while using the Spotify app. In its most basic form, it is a way for you to select the songs, playlists, and podcasts you enjoy listening to on your paired phone or any other device connected to the internet. Therefore, it does not support the playback of music when offline.
You will need a smartphone capable of running Spotify and a Premium subscription to listen to music on Spotify. The service’s monthly cost is $9.99, although discounts are available for family and student subscriptions. To determine whether or not Spotify is right for you, the company graciously offers a free trial period of one month.