Fitbit testing Windows 10 GATT Server support with Call and SMS notifications

Jack Wilkinson

FitBit Windows 10

Yesterday, we reported that Microsoft is working with Fitbit, Garmin and other device manufacturers to add new Bluetooth features to Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile. Today, Fitbit is beginning its testing of one of these new additions.

In a post on the company’s forum, Tristan Rice, Product Manager for Fitbit on Windows, announced the “Fitbit for Windows 10 Tracker Notifications Testing”. Tracker notifications are things such as calls, SMS, calendars and more. With Microsoft introducing GATT Server support in Windows 10 Insider builds, Fitbit is now ready to begin integrating notifications from a Windows 10 device to a Fitbit device.

Fitbit will be offering a private beta test, so not everyone can just sign-up, however, the test will only become available once they “have a good build to share”.

In order to participate in the test, there’s several requirements:

  • Own a Windows 10 Mobile device.
  • Be a participant of the Windows Insider program.
  • Be willing to provide your Microsoft Account Email.
  • You are willing to test app features in an alpha or beta state, on alpha/beta quality Windows OS builds.
  • You are willing to provide feedback and actively engage with devs to help us improve this feature to launch.
  • You understand the terms “flighting” and “whitelist”, without using Google/Bing.

Additionally, if you don’t meet these requirements, you should not take part in the test:

  • What a alpha or beta test is.
  • What the Windows Insider program is.
  • What the “Fast Ring” is.
  • Whether your mobile device is supported.

Fitbit warns that only those who are serious about testing, despite the risks involved, which can include damage to your devices, should take part. The company will not be offering help or support for issues encountered as a result.

If you understand and agree to all of the above, you can sign-up to be a tester by filling in this form.