Microsoft announced Fitbit skills for Microsoft Cortana. Microsoft may have dropped support for the Microsoft band but they are still getting into the fitness world with the addition of Fitbit for Cortana.
Gurpreet Singh Pall / Partner Director of Program Management, Bing and Cortana Ecosystem writes “Tracking your fitness goals just got easier with the Fitbit skill for Cortana.” Adding “With this new skill for Cortana, from our partners at Fitbit, it is now easier than ever to monitor your health and fitness goals – just by asking Cortana.”
In May Microsoft released the Cortana Skills Kit for developers to allow for better and easier integration with the Cortana AI. Users can now access Fitbit data through Cortana on any Windows 10 device or Cortana on iOS and Android.
This is a huge chance for Microsoft to persuade users to use Cortana since Fitbit has said it has over 50 Million registered users. Microsoft has been trying to be completive in the AI marketplace adding Cortana to smart speakers and trying to break into the fitness consumer space which they have had little to no success with over the past few years.
The setup looks easy you connect your Microsoft account to your Fitbit account. Microsoft release a few commands for everyone to try
- “Hey Cortana, ask Fitbit how much water I’ve had today”
- “Hey Cortana, ask Fitbit how many calories do I have left to eat”
- “Hey Cortana, ask Fitbit how many steps do I have left”
- “Hey Cortana, ask Fitbit how many workouts I need to do this week”
- “Hey Cortana, Ask Fitbit how am I doing today”
To get started with Fitbit and Cortana just say “Hey Cortana, Open Fitbit,” it’s that easy to get started.