You Can Now Connect Your Fitbit to SparkPeople!

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Monday, October 15, 2012

Good morning, SparkPeople!

Today we are THRILLED to announce that we have partnered with Fitbit, a market leader in fitness devices. Fitbit has a full line of tracking devices to help you automatically and wirelessly track your distance, steps, calories burned and even fitness minutes. There are a lot of fitness tracking devices out there, but some products stand well above the others. Fitbit makes it easy for people to get fitter and reach their goals—and that is why we've partnered with them!

Sync Your Fitbit to Your SparkPeople Account
Many of our members who are Fitbit users have asked us how they can import all their data from Fitbit to SparkPeople. As of today, you can do exactly that—simply and wirelessly! If you have a Fitbit that you want to connect to SparkPeople, visit this page for instructions. This process takes just a couple minutes.

Purchasing a Fitbit Helps SparkPeople!
If you don't have a Fitbit, you can purchase one using this link and SparkPeople will earn a percentage of the sales. The newest tracker, Fitbit Zip, is now available at a lower price point of $59.95.

Join the SparkPeople Fitbit Challenge!
To celebrate our new partnership, SparkPeople has created a fun new challenge that is open to all members who have (or get) a Fitbit and then sync it to their accounts. You can compare your step totals with other members—and even SparkGuy's and Coach Nicole's on our Fitbit Challenge leaderboards page. In addition, starting in November, we're running monthly contests to encourage you to use your Fitbit to get fit! Everyone who accumulates at least 60,000 steps per month (that's just 2,000 steps per day on average) will be entered to win a $50 amazon.com gift certificate. See contest terms. To enter, all you have to do is sync your Fitbit to your SparkPeople account using the instructions above.

We hope this will help not only members who already have Fitbits, but that this new partnership and challenge will "Spark" even more members to check out the great Fitbit devices that we love so much. We hope you enjoy this new functionality!
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  • CGPS1795
    Does Fitbit actually link seamlessly with the SP Fitness program, Like the SPAT did?
    1173 days ago
  • no profile photo JLEE42
    if you love your fitbit please take our survey !

    1261 days ago
    I've got Sparkpeople and Fitbit linked so that excecise and food eaten show up in fitbit, but water and weight change do not. Should they?
    1526 days ago
  • no profile photo SMILEYGREEN69
    for some reason my fitbit flex will not sync either :(
    1559 days ago
    Just followed the 'instructions' -nothing happened, nada, zip, zilch. Calories eaten and logged on sparkpeople are not showing on my fitbit. Neither fitbit nor sparkpeople have any real guidance on how to synch these products. I have friends using myfitnesspal and if I can't get this to work, will be switching over to myfitnesspal, where if I run into problems, my friends can help me out. Please advise on how to get these to work-I'd rather not switch.
    1650 days ago
    1674 days ago
    Love this. Thanks for the easy info. emoticon
    1687 days ago
  • MBLACK59
    I linked my new fitbit flex to sparkpeople and synced data but neither food nor activity is reflected in sparkpeople, I see that at least one other user had this experience--please advise, I would like this functionality emoticon
    1860 days ago
    I want one so badly!
    2249 days ago
    I just got a Fitbit Zip and have connected it to SP. But the food list is not being conveyed from one to the other. I can't find any info on how to be sure I'm doing this correctly. I'm happy to read instructions if someone could point me in the right direction. Thanks!
    2328 days ago
  • no profile photo SWIMMER79012
    Thanks for the information. I just signed up for sparkpeople and need an easy way to integrate mileage information...I will look into this. One question, I have a windows phone and cannot find a sparkpeople app for it...am I just out of luck??

    2359 days ago
  • NEEDBU66
    Got to be able to find this page when mine gets here right around 2/14/13
    2387 days ago
    Just set up my Fitbit, which I have had for over a week but unable to deal with it cause of an abscessed tooth. But today I am feeling better and got the FB set up and sync with SP. So now to learn about everything and hope it all syncs well.
    2390 days ago
    So excited. My Fitbit has been shipped today. :) yay Christmas Cash. Will sync it with SP as soon as I get it.
    2394 days ago
    What fun! Hubby gave me a fitbit for Christmas - I've signed up for the challenge and the team. I look forward to all that 2013 holds for me and a better fit, healthier me!!!
    2429 days ago
    WTH --- I had an ultra and the scale - things worked great. Then I upgraded to the 'one' and nothing syncs now. Upgrades are supposed to be improvements, not a separation from what you had............... SO DISAPPOINTED AND FRUSTRATED !!!

    Any ideas? I get the following messae when I use the link in this post.

    401 - Unauthorized: Access is denied due to invalid credentials.

    You do not have permission to view this directory or page using the credentials that you supplied.
    2448 days ago
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    2457 days ago
    Every time I try to link my FitBit One with Sparkpeople, Sparkpeople asks me to log in and then after I do, I get a message that says:

    Server Error

    401 - Unauthorized: Access is denied due to invalid credentials.
    You do not have permission to view this directory or page using the credentials that you supplied.

    Has anyone else come across this? Any suggestions?
    2462 days ago
    Yeah! I'm on the verge of purchasing one - or have Santa do that for me. I had to know first that I could sync it with SP.

    Great work, SparkTeam! You always come through for us!
    2465 days ago
    OMG yes yes yes yes!
    2466 days ago
  • no profile photo TONYALEE64
    I made a new account to let you know that the "forgot password" thing is NOT working .... I had no choice but to make a new account to get in here ... my old account is http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.a
    sp?id=TIGRESSLOVE#comments and I would like to have it back .... I waited two weeks and tried again and it still did not work, so it is not just a temporary error. I also had a lot of problems making a new account as the captcha thing kept having errors. I had to use the facebook thing to make the account, there was no other way to prove I was real. Then your email said no reply but I could message you here, but no way to message you that I can see so this is probably going to go unnoticed .... very frustrating!!!!!
    2480 days ago
    I'm waiting for my Fitbit to be delivered. I am so tired of my current pedometer accidentally resetting and me not catching it for hours; heaven only knows how many times it has actually reset by the time I look. I'm really excited that it will let me attach it to my bra...instead of on my hip.
    2490 days ago
    2492 days ago
    I have had a Fitbit for some time now and just connected my account. This was an awesome discovery for me. I went to the "Track Your Fitness" page and discovered that I have to sync each individual day??? Please say it isn't so! That's a lot of days to do individually. If anybody has discovered a way to sync all of their past history with SparkPeople, please please please let me know. Many thanks in advance!

    2493 days ago
    2494 days ago
    emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2495 days ago
  • LJAL62
    Question: If you also get the Fitbit Wifi scale (since I haven't purchased the Withings scale) will the weight sync to SP also?
    2495 days ago
  • NITER83
    I'm so excited!!! My husband's company started a fitness program with Fitbit. His company is using the Fitbit which can measure sleep as well. Tomorrow he is purchasing one for me. The company got an awesome price.

    2495 days ago
    Oh no, anothe gadget. I'm looking into it, but want more info re: the differences between the one and the ultra.
    2495 days ago
    What is the difference between one and the ultra?
    Is it worth Upgrading to get either of those.?
    2495 days ago
    Why does it say you no purchase necessary to enter.
    how else can you acquire a fitbit? If there is a way PLEASE let me know how!
    2496 days ago
    I can't wait to get one of these. Trying to decide which one...
    2496 days ago
    That's wonderful news!!! emoticon
    2496 days ago
    This is awesome! I've had a Fitbit Ultra for some time and love the way it holds me accountable for steps, activity, proper sleep, stairs climbed, etc! When we are mindful, we tend to pay attention more in all areas and it just builds a healthier life for us, our family, friends and more! Thanks for adding Fitbit!!
    2497 days ago
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  • _CYNDY55_
    emoticon News!
    2497 days ago
  • GABY1948
    I am waiting for fitbit One to come out...it looks really good!
    2497 days ago
    I put one on my wish list. I think this is a great idea.
    2497 days ago
    Ordered my replacement today. Look forward to syncing up with SP!

    Keep up the emoticon work SP!

    2497 days ago
    Wow - this is VERY exciting. I have been coveting a FitBit, and just love that I will be able to sync it with Sparky.
    2497 days ago
    What's the difference between the Ultra and the One that you can pre-order?
    2497 days ago
    I love it! Just got mine in time to be able to connect to SP. It is awesome! The food tracking and exercise connect. Amazon does have FitBit ultra on sale for $77.74. emoticon
    2497 days ago
    Sounds great!
    2498 days ago
    Just ordered the FitBit. VERY excited about how it can help me be more conscious and focused about my weight loss!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    2498 days ago
    I'd like to address a comment from EmmaNYC regarding Fitbit's customer service (saying a review said they have poor customer service). That has NOT been the experience of my friends! One friend LOST her fitbit and the company not only sent her a new one, the one they sent (free of charge) was the Fitbit Ultra (her's was an older model.) She ASKED because another friends (here on SP) suggested it - because she herself had an issue that they quickly resolved.

    One more thing - I just now discovered that not only is my data from Fitbit coming into SP, my SP FOOD data is going into my Fitbit dashboard!! This is awesome!! I LOVE my Fitbit and I love that Sparkpeople listens to their members!!

    This is just one more tool for weight loss success that SparkPeople is giving us - what an amazing site!!
    2498 days ago
    Oh yaaay! Disregard previous email - the 500 points were awarded (10.15.2012). It shows up in the inside column, just left of the column in far right where it says "connect".
    2498 days ago
    Thanks for sharing this info! Just added a FitBit to my Christmas list! :)
    2498 days ago
  • BANDMOM2012
    2498 days ago
    YAY! I love fitbit! So glad you guys are working together!
    2498 days ago
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