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
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?
Brad Loehr commented
Please install bar code scanner. Make it quicker to add foods that are consumed.
For me, the fitbit app is not complete and seems unfinished. A barcode scanner needs to be added. I don't ever put in my calories because of the time it takes. The technology is there, why not use it to make your products more user-friendly?
Maggie Arce commented
Im glad to see I was not the only one. I go back and force between apps, so I hope with more people asking for it they will add it to their app ASAP!
I am always going to MFP because the food choices are awful in the FB. Half the time my food isn't in there. I find it to be a lot of work to have to refer to Another app to get calories it's such a pain.
I would pay to be able to scan. This is such an excellent and addictive platform. I love fitbit and will continue to use it regardless but I would pay to have a scanner in a heart beat.
Agree. I just got my fitbit and was using lose it. These two can speak to one another, but lose it charges $40/year. We need an integrated scanner.
Agree I have been scanning the apps to find one that will let you scan in the url and get nutrional info to your fitbit food list ! It would be worth charging for it !!
Hope it happens !
Anthony Rader commented
I would have to agree with the food bar code scanner. I would hope that there will be an update to the fitbit app so we can scan bar codes on food. With this being said it would be less time inputting info on your daily plan and more time being active and exercising.
just adding my 2-cents worth on a barcode scanner as well. I use the fitbit app for the majority of my calorie journaling, but have been using MFP's barcode scanner for a few meals where it's easier to scan the barcode. Especially when making a recipe, like I make my own salad dressing with low-fat or fat-free ingredients, so the barcode scanner there is a HUGE time saver. Please, please add this feature and the app will be nearly perfect.
Everyone is asking for a barcode on the fitbit flex which the lose it app. I just got off of has one . I got this bracelet as a gift so I guess I well just type it in for now.
This is an important feature. Everything has to be entered manually, it's annoying, so I filled out nothing.
ABSOLUTELY. This is the only thing I dislike about this app. I use myfitnesspal app to scan food's barcodes and then enter it into the fitbit app. It helps, but isn't as easy as it could be if FitBit just used the same software that myfitnesspal uses. Theirs is awesome!
Yes please add a barcode scanner!!!
Obviously we all agree on the same issues. I'm not using the force to lose weight which is what the system is Apparently set up for. Input of my total calorie intake is very important. U can burn all the calories u want and if u can't calculate what you've consumed its pointless. Get this fixed and the product will sale to all body types. Not just the over weight
Add food scanner and picture like the up jawbone app
Barcode scanner is a must to make this user friendly. There is not enough in the food bank to cover half of what I eat. it has a lot of odd brands..
Barcode scanner please.
Weeklong Fitbit user and I agree that the App needs a scanner to enter foods via barcodes.
I totally agree...it needs a barcode scanner....I am sooo tired utilizing the food database, only to find it's not there or the calories are incorrect. Come on guys, listen to what your users want!
Scanning would be great because the food databank doesnt have a lot in there. Thanks!