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Month: November 2013

Fitwatchr 1.1 is live!

Fitwatchr 1.1 is live!

We are always looking to continually improve our application. Based on popular feedback and internal research, we have added some really great new features to the Fitwatchr application! These updates are now available on both the Google Play and iTunes stores!

We are very excited to announce these new features:

– Optimized conversion metrics and algorithm to improve Fitwatchr accuracy
– New feature: Calorie Tracking
– Updated UI
– New contact email address

Keep the great feedback & suggestions coming! And if you are using our app please take some time to post a review we would REALLY appreciate your support!
Thanks so much,
The Fitwatchr team

Fitwatchr Update V1.2 Coming soon!

Fitwatchr Update V1.2 Coming soon!

Fitwatchr feedback has been incredible – thanks everyone!

One of the biggest items that you brought up was a concern over earning too much activity minutes/points for weight loss programs. We agree – after careful review and lots of research we’ve decided to update our app’s approach.

Coming soon, we’re going to shift focus a bit, to calories burned instead of activity minutes. We will still show activity minutes but have found that the Fitbit trackers tend to show minute numbers that can be rather high for someone tracking points. It’s a bit more complicated but feel that this will result in better accuracy. The app will now sync to the previous day (still working on ability to select the day!).

How this works: Fitwatchr will get the total calories burned from the previous day, subtract them from a baseline calorie number (based on age, height, weight, and gender) and if there is a positive difference, you will have earned additional calories/points. It will look similar to this:

Fitbit Activity Calories Burned: 2,200
Baseline Calories Burned: 1,900
Calories Earned: +300
Equivalent of: 10 mins at High Intensity

We are very excited about this new approach and look forward to your feedback.
As always you can reach out to us via email at: info@fitwatchr.com.