Fitbit update means multi device support

No need to choose between a Surge and a Charge HR anymore

Good news Fitbit fans - you'll soon be able to sync more than one wearable device to your profile.

In our recent Fitbit reviews we've lamented the fact that you can't have multiple devices associated with the Fitbit app; it seemed silly to us that a company selling different wearable form factors, with different features, would actively discourage buying two different models.

That's been sorted now though as a new update landing later this month adds multi-tracker support.

Wareable verdicts: Fitbit Charge HR review & Fitbit Surge review

The update also brings with it faster food logging in the app for European Fitbiters, as well additional challenges and awards.

Additionally, Fitbit Charge HR users will soon be able to see exercise summaries directly on their devices.

Essential reading: The best fitness trackers

"With the introduction of new features like multi-device syncing, we are continuing to provide users a more seamless and engaging experience where the technology starts to blur into everyday life, but the experience is one users can't live without," said Tim Roberts, VP of Interactive at Fitbit.

That's a PR line for "we cocked up but we've sorted it out now".

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  • bhegedus·

    does this mean you can wear one wearable during the day and throw on something else for workouts later and it will still calculate as a single account user and tally your stats for the day?  

  • tinypond·

    Very nice feature, I was worried about the life span of the Surge band and breakage .It is really flimsy and does not feel like its a long lasting band. I could not figure out how the band could or would be replaced if broken? This way you just toss it, and then buy a new one and you still have all you profile information and history.


  • shys333·

    Does any one know if u can buy replacement band ?

  • wpM1ll48·

    Since the update to the software, Fitbit says I have 2 devices connected to my account.  I only have one.  Is this a glitch in the software? Its a pain to always have to sign in.