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FitBit Syncing Coming to More Devices Thanks to Android 4.3 and Bluetooth 4.0

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If your New Years resolution is the same as mine, you are looking to stay active and healthy. A huge group of new users who received FitBit devices as holiday gifts this season will be excited to hear that their Android devices can now sync properly. The official list of supported Android phones and tablets has recently doubled. 

FitBit’s devices need Bluetooth 4.0 to be able to sync in the background processes of your device without draining the battery incredibly fast. While many devices featured Bluetooth 4.0 chips, they couldn’t be utilized until Android 4.3 or 4.4 rolled out. Now that Jelly Bean and Kit Kat are a bit more prevalent, the list is much longer. Some of the new devices are:

  • DROID Mini, ULTRA, MAXX
  • DROID RAZR, RAZR HD, RAZR HD MAXX
  • Moto X
  • HTC One
  • LG G2
  • Nexus 4, 5, 7

Good news is that your FitBit and Android device will now get along just fine! Bad news is that you don’t have an excuse to skip the gym anymore. Keep an eye on Droid Life over the next week for our FitBit Force review.

Via: FitBit
  • Taylor

    My force synced with the app today at 430pm and now it won’t. It says something about “there are known problems with Android 4.0″. COME ON! It’s been working flawlessly for weeks and now it doesn’t???

  • ddh819

    doh, it’s the razr m, not OG razr, and 2013 n7, not 2012

  • Steve B

    Jawbone Up24….your move.

  • Steve Thurner

    My Droid Maxx has yet to get the updates so I am still on 4.2.2 so no syncing for me :(

    • bull

      Mine either… Pisses me off lol

  • Droid Ronin

    Been using my Fitbit Flex with my Moto X and it works great! I like the feature where you can touch the back of the Moto X to the Flex and launch the app via NFC and force-sync (if you don’t have background sync already enabled). It’s icing on the cake.

  • bigfire

    I was pleasantly suprised when my new Moto X sync my Fitbit Flex on Christmas when I activate it.

  • tehshift

    Returned the fitbit flex back in October because it was not compatible with the Nexus 5, and the support desk “did not see it working anytime soon.” But I also guess I returned it because the trackers was extremely inaccurate and the sleep monitor was basically worthless unless you are a sleep walker.

    • SparkysShocker

      Ill have to disagree with the sleep monitor comment if you look at the graph of your nights sleep (if you turned on sleep monitoring) it gives you an idea of how much good sleep you are getting. Not useless in my book.

  • Raven

    I have been syncing my FitBit with my Moto X since I got it in mid December, so this is not exactly new. I guess that it is just finally “official”.

    • fiendishfork

      Can you use your fitbit as a trusted bluetooth device with your Moto X? Just wondering, as I was considering getting a fitbit.

      • Raven

        As far as I can tell, no. My FitBit Zip shows up as an available device, but my phone won’t actually pair with it. The FitBit app however talks to it just fine. So, being that it is not in my paired devices list, I cannot set it as a Trusted Device like I did with my Jambox.

  • testmang

    where is Moto X

  • AnotherAndroidKid

    The way they control this and implement it is stupid. Just open it up to any device. It is 2 lines of code to trick your anything else phone into being one of the “approved” phones. Fitbit=ID10Ts

    • Raven

      Not entirely. Android devices must support Bluetooth 4.0 LE or BTLE in order to work with a FitBit as the article mentions. My Moto X has worked with my FitBit since I got it.

      • AnotherAndroidKid

        GNex being the one leading to my comment.

  • burkett375

    the LG G2 doesn’t have 4.3 or 4.4 yet…does it still work with 4.2.2?

    • Eric Harper

      That’s what I want to know.

    • Respen

      From what I could tell, it was up to OEMs to support BTLE before 4.3, that’s why Samsung devices were the only supported devices until now. I was able to sync fine with my Note II on 4.1.

    • http://movietot.com/ Bryce Warren

      The app “supported” the G2 before this update, but it would not sync. I found a modded app on XDA that worked just fine for me. This update doesnt seem to be live yet…at least for me. I will let you know if it works when its here though!

      • Bao Truong

        It syncs for me just fine, using Fitbit Force with Verizon LG G2 with Android 4.2.2.

        • http://movietot.com/ Bryce Warren

          Lucky, for the life of me it wont sync. Contacted support, they asked for info, and now wont reply to me. I even opened a new case. Its ridiculous.

          • Bao Truong

            Yeah, that’s odd. Mine is straight out of the box and 100% stock, it’s not rooted or unlocked. I was able to pair up with it just fine and with NFC enabled it works really well.

          • http://movietot.com/ Bryce Warren

            Well hopefully the update will fix ti when its actually available!

  • Jpx

    Finally, I love my fitbit force + Aira combo. It’s really amazing

  • Mark

    YEEHAW!

    • ddh819

      put the force on your 3rd arm, just wait for the buzz