Fitbit Flex

One of the leading fitness bands out there, Fitbit, now plugs into the service that plugs into everything else, IFTTT. Between these two, you can set up handy if-this-then-that tasks that automagically kick in with the right triggers. New Fitbit triggers include daily activity summary, daily goals achieved (steps, distance, calorie burn, etc.), and sleep data. On the action side, outside applications can now log heart rate, blood pressure, blood glucose, and weight from connected channels into the Fitbit service. Examples of IFTTT recipes include sending you an iOS notification if you don't meet your daily exercise goal, or logging sleep data in a Google Docs spreadsheet.

Though I'm not a fitness nut, IFTTT is amazing, and seeing how it can work with other services in an ever-growing sphere of connected wearables is exciting. Different devices are well-suited to monitoring different parts of the body, and if you hop to have a comprehensive view of your health, they're all going to have to talk together somehow. You can download the IFTTT for Android app for free from Google Play.

How many of you guys have a Fitbit? Are there any other gadgets out there that you would like to see connected to IFTTT?

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The Fitbit channel on IFTTT lets you automate based on your activity

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Push notifications? Do you mean syncing your fitbit with your device? Cus i've been doing that for months.

No... Fitbit allows for push notifications on an apple device. For example... If you get a message it will tell you.

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IF (Ran for more than 5 miles) THEN (Call 911 AND Call Emergency Contacts) because surely I must be dying after that hehehehe I gotta get in shape :(

I tried to activate the fitbit channel, and when clicking allow for it to read access, I either receive an "internal error" message or "uh oh" and something about a token. What am I doing wrong, has anyone had any success with this?

I lost my FitBit Zip :( It really got me more motivated and I miss it. I just ordered a new one, but it's still frustrating.

I'll check it out... Between my fitbit, myfitnesspal, and self-motivation, I've lost 49lbs and 15% body fat since january

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