Fitbit adds real-time running stats

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A new update for the iOS Fitbit app was released today, adding new features such as MobileRun, which allows users to track their route and pace while walking or running.

The new 2.3 version of the app also includes a new way to track food with a barcode scanner, along with a calorie estimator. In addition, the Fitbit app now includes an expanded data base that has information on over 350,000 different food items.

The app now lets users record any workouts they take part in, along with a calendar that allows them to track their exercise progress. The app now allows user to add a photo to their Fitbit profile for the first time. Finally, the 2.3 update syncs up the MobileTrack feature even if it is working in the background.

For more information about the Fitbit app and its fitness bands, be sure to check out our recent feature story that offers a comprehensive look at this health and exercise system.

What do you think about this new Fitbit app update and does it bring enough new to the tablet to warrant a download?

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John Callaham

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Fitbit adds real-time running stats


Sweet! Thanks for heads up I just downloaded update. What I expect to be the best part of this update is the exercise feature where you can actually map your run/walk.

Too bad it wasn't accurate for me. Steps being counted when I was standing still in a meat cutter. Setting it to dominant didn't help either.

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I had just suggested they needed a trip odometer and now here it is ;-) great update! Some of the food entry is still hit or miss but myfitnesspal will still continue to work well for me.

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