Fitbit Announces Wireless Syncing to More Android Devices, Including the Nexus 5, and Moto X

January 6, 2014 - Written By Alexander Maxham

Fitbit is one of the more popular names in activity trackers out there. They’ve got the Fitbit Force and Fitbit Flex that are able to wirelessly sync with certain devices. Of course, they are using Bluetooth 4.0 LE. Today, at CES 2014, Fitbit announced that they have added wireless syncing to even more devices. Previously Fitbit only wirelessly synced to a few Android devices including the Samsung Galaxy S4, Galaxy S3, Galaxy Note 2, Galaxy Note 3, and the Galaxy Note 10.1. Today that list has grown to include the Motorola DROID Mini, DROID Ultra, DROID Maxx, DROID Razr M, DROID Razr HD, DROID Razr HD Maxx, HTC One, LG G2, Moto X, Nexus 4, Nexus 5, and the Nexus 7. Hopefully we’ll see even more devices get support very soon.

Now that these devices have direct syncing with the Fitbit app, you can see real-time activity stats from your Fitbit device. This includes instant access to up-to-date data on your mobile device, making it even easier than ever before to make fitness a part of your day, and make you that much more healthier. Even if your device is not yet supported, you can still go ahead and manually sync your Fitbit with your device. Sure it’s not ideal, but it certainly better than nothing. Which is what you’d have to do with the Nike Fuelband.

Fitbit isn’t the only one using Bluetooth 4.0 LE for wireless syncing of data. Jawbone is also supporting Bluetooth 4.0 LE so you can wirelessly sync your data to your device with the Jawbone UP24 which was just announced recently. Right now the Fitbit Force is on backorder just about everywhere, so it’s a pretty popular fitness tracker, and there were a few more announced earlier today, like the LG Lifeband Touch.

How many of you out there own a Fitbit? Are you excited to see Wireless Sync support come to nearly 15 devices? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.