Fitbit has some disappointing news for iOS users who wear its popular fitness trackers. It has no current plans for integration with Apple’s new iOS 8 Health app. The company confirmed its decision in response to inquiries on its customer forums.
“We do not currently have plans to integrate with HealthKit… It is an interesting new platform and we will watch as it matures, looking for opportunities to improve the Fitbit experience. At the moment, we’re working on other exciting projects that we think will be valuable to users.”
This is a blow to users hopes that Fitbit would join other developers in the rush to integrate support for HealthKit, Apple’s new frameworks that allow developers to share and access data from one central spot on a user’s device, into their fitness devices and apps.
The company did give users a glimmer of hope, as they wouldn’t rule out the possibility of reconsidering their decision down the line, and even asked users how they’d like to see Fitbit integrate with the iOS 8 Health app.
“The question we want you to keep in mind when providing feedback is: What do you imagine a HealthKit integration would entail and what do you expect to get out of it?… Your voices are being heard. We’re actively reviewing your responses and providing feedback to our product development team.”