Fitbit launches official app for Microsoft’s Xbox One console

Brad Stephenson

Fitbit Surge

The official Windows 10 Fitbit app has just updated with added support for Microsoft’s Xbox One video game console. The app has been released in the Universal Windows Platform app format for a while now but has been restricted to functionality on Windows 10 devices, such as the Surface Pro, and smartphones running Windows 10 Mobile. This Xbox One app is essentially the same app on Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile and runs on the same code. Due to this, the app’s appearance on the console looks identical to that seen on Windows 10 PCs with the only difference being its inability to sync to Fitbit devices, most likely due to the hardware limitations of the Xbox One hardware.

With the inability to sync to Fitbit devices, the Xbox One Fitbit app’s main purpose is to check data and leaderboards after a device has synced to the cloud via another connected device. Users with the app already installed on other devices should find it in the Ready to Install section of their Xbox One while everyone else can grab it in the Apps section of the Store on the console.

Do you have the Fitbit app installed on your Xbox One? Let us know what you think about it in the comments below.

Developer: Fitbit
Price: Free