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Fitbit and Strava team up to take fitness tracking to the next level

Two health-tracking giants team up to help you keep on top of your fitness

Fitbit and Strava have announced that they’re teaming up to offer in-depth tracking for fitness fans.

Fitbit devices are aimed at tracking daily activities like steps taken, calories burned and heart rate. The Strava app on the other hand, focuses on tracking cyclists and runners, recording their stats and sharing them with their friends in the Strava community.

The new partnership means that more detailed Fitbit data (like your heart rate), will automatically sync with Strava, providing more detailed workout information which can help users improve their performance over time.

Information sharing also works both ways. Athletes that track their activity using the Strava app will be credited in their Fitbit exercise logs, letting them combine their Strava workouts with more passive daily stats like steps taken and amount slept.

We’re hoping to see more apps and fitness trackers reach this level of two-way integration, as it’ll be a welcome change to the convoluted separate apps, smartwatches and health bands currently available.

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Esat has been a gadget fan ever since his tiny four-year-old brain was captivated by a sound-activated dancing sunflower. From there it was a natural progression to a Sega Mega Drive, a brief obsession with hedgehogs, and a love for all things tech. After 7 years as a writer and deputy editor for Stuff, Esat ventured out into the corporate world, spending three years as Editor of Microsoft's European News Centre. Now a freelance writer, his appetite for shiny gadgets has no bounds. Oh, and like all good human beings, he's very fond of cats.