Tag Archives: fitbit

Fitbit Charge HR

I finally got my new Fitbit!  I was emailed a code to buy the Charge HR, and I jumped all over it, as I’ve been really excited about the all-day heart rate monitoring (I really like to know how many calories I burn throughout the day, because then I know how much food I can […]

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Galileo updated in PPA

Sorry I had neglected this for a bit, but the latest version of Galileo is now available in my PPA.  It has also been uploaded for 12.04, 14.04, 14.10, and vivid (15.04).  Please test and if you find any issues, shoot me an email at cwayne@ubuntu.com

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Sync your fitbit one/force/flex/zip from Ubuntu with galileo

Thanks to Benoit Allard, there is now a way to sync the newer fitbit devices from within Ubuntu!  I’ve packaged it up and put it in my PPA, so now it’s easier than ever to sync your Fitbit.  To install (make sure the USB dongle is plugged in):  

The sync should now happen […]

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Connect with your FitBit account to get your FitBit accomplishments!

The FitBit is a small device, essentially a pedometer on steroids, that counts your steps and stairs climbed, and uses this information (along with your weight) to calculate your calories burned throughout the day.  The goal of this is to show the user how active they are on that day, and to persuade them to become […]

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libfitbit packaged

Like many people who sit in front of a computer all day, I could use a little bit more exercise.  To help with this, I got the FitBit Ultra some time ago (http://fitbit.com) only to be disappointed in the lack of Linux support.  After some googling, I found a nice little client written in Python […]

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