Fitbit runs away from Apple Health

Fitbit has no plans to offer support for Apple’s Health app, it’s been revealed.

The company is arguably the largest fitness-tracking wearable maker in the business, so you’d can be sure that Apple would have loved to have it come onboard when it launched Health with iOS 8 last month.

Fitbit’s name did crop up when Apple first unveiled Health back in June, but it all went quiet come the iOS 8 launch event itself. What’s more, no such statement of support has been forthcoming from the company itself.

Indeed, the company appears to be turning its back on Apple’s all-inclusive health data love-in. Through various responses in the Fitbit forums, it’s clear that the company has no intention to play ball.

These brief proclamations include the fact that the company doesn’t “currently have plans” to opt in to Apple Health.

There’s also the rather more neutral “It is an interesting new platform and we will watch as it matures, looking for opportunities to improve the Fitbit experience,” and “At the moment, we’re working on other exciting projects that we think will be valuable to users.”

Some of Fitbit’s data can make its way to Apple Health through its integration with other fitness-related apps, such as MyFitnessPal and RunKeeper. But there’s no direct link from the top player in fitness tracking, and that’s got to bother Apple.

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Via: Engadget