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Fitbit beta testing tracker notifications feature on Windows

16 January 2017 3

Fitbit has now announced that it is currently seeking beta testers for testing tracker notifications feature on the Windows platform. This feature is meant for showing Windows phone's third-party app notifications and alerts like missed calls, alarms, reminders, and calendar events via Fitbit wearables.

In the announcement, Fitbit said that tracker notifications has been one of the most requested features for Fitbit wearables from Windows users. And as Microsoft has now added the support for GATT server, the team is ready to work and roll out the notifications feature to all users. It is currently aiming for a public release of the feature alongside Windows 10 Creators Update and wants to test them prior to that.

Fitbit's private beta program will start with only Call and SMS notifications but will eventually be expanded to other alerts/notifications like Calendar and third-party apps. If you are interested in becoming one of the beta testers for Fitbit, here is what eligibility criteria you need to fulfill:

  • 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.

Once you have successfully registered as a beta tester, you will receive an update for Fitbit app on your Windows device. All beta updates will be sent to you via Windows Store which would work like any other normal app update. But as this is a beta test, you should expect bugs and other unexpected behavior from the beta app at random times. If you are someone who might not like it or are unsure about what's going on, you should probably skip the beta testing and wait for the final stable release.

If you want to know about Fitbit's beta program in detail, click the source link below and if you want to register for the beta program, visit this official Fitbit beta registration form.


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