Fitbit update brings support for Samsung Galaxy S 4

May 17, 2013
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Fitbit update brings support for Samsung Galaxy S 4

Getting in shape is a high priority for a huge number of people all around the world. Many of these people that want to get fit also happen to be into technology gadgets such as smartphones and other devices. That means there is a significant demand for electronics and gadgets devices to help people get in shape.

One of the more interesting products out there that uses technology to help you track your fitness goals is the Fitbit bracelet that sends information about your activity and other details to a number of smartphones and other devices on the market today. The device had to be specifically compatible with certain Android devices to operate.

Fitbit has now announced that the list of compatible devices been updated to support Bluetooth 4.0 on the new incredibly popular Samsung Galaxy S 4. Fitbit says that it's team has been working hard to bring support for the new high-end Samsung device after a number of users requested that the company get its device to work with the new Samsung smartphone.

Fitbit says that each new phone it adds with Bluetooth 4.0 sync support requires custom development. The problem according to the company is that many of the phones that support Bluetooth 4.0 hardware don't have the software needed to support third-party apps like Fitbit and allow the apps to access the Bluetooth hardware.

Google has said that it will be standardizing support for Bluetooth 4.0 in a future version of the Android operating system. Fitbit says that that standardization will make it easier to support Bluetooth 4.0 devices in the future. If your smartphone still lacks support for Fitbit, the company says it is working on adding support for additional devices with phone manufacturers and Google. If you want to know more about Fitbit, be sure and check out our comprehensive review of the Fitbit Flex.

SOURCE: Fitbit


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