Fitbit has confirmed it won't support Apple's Health app that released alongside iOS 8 in September.
The company makes popular fitness tracking wearables and apps and was even deemed the top seller for activity trackers in the first quarter of this year, according to ABI Research. But all that still doesn't mean it is willing to play nice with another tech industry leader: Apple. Even though a tonne of developers have announced they will integrate support for Healthkit and the Health app into their services and products, Fitbit is basically saying 'no thanks'.
Through a few responses posted to Fitbit Community forums, Fitbit has revealed the following: "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." In other words, Fitbit is sitting tight for a bit.
The company did however ask customers in its forums what type of features they'd like to see integrated with the 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.”
As Engadget pointed out, a number of Fitbit customers are not too thrilled about the news and have now voiced their opinions in the forums. Keep in mind Fitbit trackers do work with apps like MyFitnessPal as well as integrate with Withings, Runkeeper, MapMyRun, Endomondo - all of which offer support for HealthKit.