Sorry it’s been a while since my last Fitbit update, and I have had a few requests for an update, which has humbled me slightly because I never knew people actually read the stuff I put up here. I do enjoy writing in here, I just don’t have the time really when I’m at college.
It’s been just under 2 months since I got my Fitbit charge, and I still use and like it. Nothing has really changed accessibility wise, although I have written a post of their forum about fixing a couple of gripes I have with the iOS app, but I’m not sure if the forum was the right place to get the developers to notice as nothing has been done. I’ll keep trying to find an actual email address. The post is here.
The problem I had early on was that I kept forgetting that it was another thing with another battery that needed charging, and sometimes the app wouldn’t give me a notification of its battery being low. However, once you get into a routine of charging it every couple of days or so its fine. I only know where its alive when I hold down the button to start a workout, or if its still syncing to the app.
I would like an optional vibration when the battery is getting a bit low, so I’m going to go post in the forums about that.
The charge has had an update which I did the other day, and I’ve noticed a few issues with syncing after the update; it doesn’t seem to be as instantaneous as it was before the update; it takes a couple of goes to get all info.
I’ve taken part in a few challenges and these are rather accessible in the app, you can see most of the info you’d want to. The only other thing I’d like to see is messages becoming fully accessible, as you can tell if someone has cheered or jeered you. If it’s a plain text message, you can see what it says and reply.
The leaderboard between you and all your friends is all accessible.
So, just a quick update then, but rest assured I will let you know if there are any big developments. If you have any questions at all regarding the Fitbit or the app and their accessibility, post in the comments and I’ll try my best to answer.
Thanks for reading, and see you in the next one!