Add Barcode scanner to mobile app
It would be great to have the option to scan food items in vs manually entering data.
Some apps have ability to scan bar codes of foods to get the proper info. It would be good if that were available
When you open "sleep" you get 2 different sets of info the + sign says one thing and the "arrow" says something else.
When do you think Fitbit iPad app will be able to scan UPC labels to download Nutrition Facts that are not yet in the fitbit food data base?
Barscanner is needed
Please add barcode detector to add food products. My Fitness Pal has that feature for the iOS. It becomes much more easier to log food items.
please add a barcode scanner to enter custom foods that may not be in data base to make it easier/quicker to add new foods!
I would like to see an option to scan a bar code for food intake.
I am looking at several different online trackers because of two things.
I really need:
1. a barcode scanner
2. a recipe analyzer
I love the Zip and the Aria, but these two missing additions would make this site a winner.
there should be an option on the mobile device to scan barcodes. The lose it app has this feature. I know your organization is better than they are so you can do it.
My main issues with the Fitbit is the fact that lack as a very strong food library. I believe its in its infancy and I suggest devote a ton of software engineers solely to improving it.
Here are some Great Ideas I would LOOOVE to see happen
1. Food Scanner : isbn scanner that can take information and be used in the the food log to create a better library. Perhaps team up with the app Fooducate.
2. Better iOS food log : I find it somewhat frustrating that you hide the food log on the last tab and close to all the devices/ settings. I would be SOOO much better if it had its on tap and include water log with it.
A larger food database is needed. Or possibly team up with MyFitnessPal, or CalorieCount.net, or theDailyBurn.
A barcode scanner to use through the phone or ipad would be nice
I realize that this idea has been articulated before in other ways but I believe that it bears repeating. When using the FitBit app on our mobile devices, the ability to scan barcodes to record foods (including nutritional data) would be HUGE! There are other apps, which currently offer this but I'd rather keep everything within FitBit. I DO love the fact that the foods that ARE already in the FitBit database contain loads of other information such as calories from fat, sugar, sodium, etc. Barcode scanning would be icing on the cake for all of us who use the mobile app on our cell phones.
Have the ability to scan barcodes as well as add recipes
I have been a user of the LoseIt! app and program for a couple of years and the one feature I love of theirs is the ability to use the optical reader on my smart phone to scan the bar code on food products to get nutritional information. While I LOVE how expansive your nutritional information is compared to theirs, I really miss the ease of the scanning new food items to add to my food library.
There should be an option to scan barcodes of food packages with your smart phone
I think on the iphone app you should have the option to scan barcodes when adding foods into the food log.
Lose it is easier to use to log food because you can scan the barcode on a lot of food and get a more accurate picture of what you're eating or drinking.
also, food should not be listed as "serving" ONLY because what constitutes a serving. food should b listed as measurements like cups or ounces or tablespoons,
I wish the APP was more useful. We should be able to enter Food Log and Activities via APP not forced to login to on a computer. The only thing I can do from my App is sync/view and start sleep mode. Barcode scanner would be a wonderful addition also.
I've been using my FitBit for a few days and love it, BUT, the food catalog isn't very "complete", and I've connected My Fitness Pal to it& sometimes it syncs& sometimes it doesn't. My Firness Pal has a barcode scanner, which makes entering food in super easy& there's no guess work or room for error. I've seen many asking for this feature...please!
It would be easier if I could just scan barcodes of the food I eat using my smartphone and then just enter in my serving size rather than having to manually enter in everything that I eat that is not already in your search database. If you hire me ill help you out
It is way too difficult to add foods using the phone app (and the online program). I have been using Lose it and it has a huge data base of foods in the app along with the ability to scan packaging barcodes to add foods and nutritional info.
Not having this feature may cause me to go back to Lose It and a pedometer!
Would like to suggest that the App has a barcode scanning feature added
I know this idea doesn't have to do with the dashboard. But I used to use another app on my iphone to log my food intake. Not only did it have more food choices in their library, but it allowed me to use a barcode reader to more quickly and easily search for food.
I love my fitbit, but an improvement like that would make this device that much better!!!
I love my new flex. I've only had it for about a week. I have already noticed a HUGE difference in how much more I move. No more sitting on the sofa watching TV. I am missing lot of my shows though. LOL
Adding a barcode scanner would be a great feature. I would save me from having to use 2 different apps.
The old dashboard was fine. Don't see any need to spend time and money redesigning that when the food finder is so bad. Even free apps have really simple bar code scanners that can find almost any food. But here I have to search by name, and lots of foods aren't listed, so I have to spend time entering something new, or find something similar. And that long, tiny list you get when you search? It's like I've wandered onto a page that no UX person has ever seen before. What a mess! It's an incredibly sub-par experience for a device that is otherwise really stellar. Can't you just buy My Fitness Pal and use what they have?
All of the advertisements claim that the Charge HR has a barcode scanner, but when I look at supported devices, there are none. Very irresponsible advertising!
I also bought the Flex to use with my S4. Works well but no scanner. I am currently using MyFitness Pal to scan my foods and the Fit bit for Daily exercise and sleep. Would be nice to be able to use one platform for both as the advertising indicates.
I have a Samungs S5 Active and the scanner with the fitbit app works on mine, just used it :)
Vivian Adams commented
I too am very disappointed that I don't have scanner. When I bought it the sales person said it could scan barcodes to add my food. Very sorry I purchased it should have just went with My Fitness pal. Please add it to the Fitbit. If one of my friends ask if I would recommend it I would tell them to down load My Fitness pal and save their money and not buy it.
I am very disappointed with the Fitbit because it does not offer the barcode scanner on android devices. This is a huge disappointment! My main purpose for purchasing this device was for tracking my food. I should have stuck with the free apps available like "My Fitness Pal." Very frustrated.
The scanner is really useful!!! PLEASE ADD IT BACK to the device app!!
Does fitbit not read this blog? When in the heck are they going to put the scanner on android. There are just as many droid users as Iphone.
I am so bummed there is no scanner for android. :( Going back to MyFitnessPal . . Really disappointed since I bought this.
R. H. commented
any news on when the Android food scanner is coming for the fitbit app?
Had anyone found out any information yet as to why there's no scanner for android users?
My scanner doesn't work on my android app. Very very frustrating I used my scanner all the time when I used myfitnesspal to manage my calories not having the scanner is so inconvient. So far I love my flex just wish there was a scanners option for my app
QR Code Reader is a software development kit for developers which would like to use fast and robust detection and decoding of barcode symbols in their mobile app.
My wife and I currently both have fitbit flex. I have an iPhone, and she has a Droid. the Barcode scanner works on iOS app, but not on the driod app. Can anyone else confirm with platform? Are there droid users out there that have the barcode scanner (in fitbit's app) working?
Add the Scanner Back!!!!!
Has anyone heard back ?
The body fit app has the food mastered. Why would fit bit take the scanner away without explanation?
D. Hargrove commented
PLEASE bring back the barcode scanner.
Glad I'm not alone! I was so excited to see the scanner, and now it's gone! Please bring it back!
Where oh where did the scanner go? Please bring it back Fitbit! We loved it so.
Can anyone help with how to get the barcode scanner back?