FitBit has announced that it doesn’t currently have any plans to opt in on Apple’s HealthKit platform. Instead FitBit seems to be working on other exciting projects that it thinks will be valuable to their users. FitBit has its own software and was the top seller for activity trackers in the first quarter of the year.
However, new updates say that FitBit’s trackers do work with MyFitnessPal. Through this app, some info can be relayed to Apple Health. FitBit further intergrates Withings, RunKeeper, MapMyRun and Endomondo which are all HealthKit friendly. The love that FitBit isn’t giving is via its own apps but the activity-tracking outfit isn’t cutting off HealthKit at all as previously speculated.
In response to this, Fitbit CEO and co-founder James Park has released the following statement below:
At Fitbit, our mission is to help people lead healthier, more active lives, so we’re always looking for ways that our users can use their data to support their fitness goals. For the past few years, we’ve been the leader in developing direct partnerships through our open API with hundreds of the most popular health apps, wellness programs, incentive systems, and other services that have enabled our users to make the most of their Fitbit products and data. Because of this commitment to connect with other applications, HealthKit is really interesting to us. Since its announcement, we’ve been evaluating integration with HealthKit as more of its features and benefits are revealed.
Fitbit remains committed to supporting all of our users, whether they sync their Fitbit products with iOS, Android or Windows Phone devices, Macs or PCs. While HealthKit works only on the iOS platform, we also plan to maintain direct integrations with our partners so that Android, Windows Phone and PC and Mac users in addition to our iOS users can benefit from our partnerships.”