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  1. Guided Workouts should be included in the Exercise data.

    The Exercise section has observations. But I use the Guided Workouts which doesn't have that. Even though they're separate on the Band, the Guided data should be merged into the Exercise data on the web page/app.

    Using the guided workouts are awesome, but the lack of observations is a huge deficiency.

    3 votes
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    • Add TIME ELAPSED to the Run and Bike splits

      The BIKE and RUN activities offer lots of useful info and split data points, but both have one GLARING OMISSION - the split TIME.

      RUN shows pace and heartrate at each mile, and the BIKE tile shows avg.speed, elevation, heart rate, but neither show the TIME ELAPSED at that mile marker.

      PLEASE add this very basic but very important data point!!!

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      • Activity specific notification settings

        When biking I do not always notice notifications, a setting to have the haptic to be more noticeable just during an activity would be helpful.

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        • Combine first party exercise-related tiles into a single tile to save Tile Space

          I presume that limiting the number of tiles to 12 on the Band is an important design decision - because if you have more tiles, then scrolling through them would be a bit of a pain - and that this limit is more related to usability than to memory availability. If you're a very active person and would like to use all (the current) workout options: Bike + Run + Exercise + Guided Workout available to you, then you've used 1/3 of the available tiles just for exercise stuff (I assume there may likely be more exercise options in the…

          3 votes
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          • Calculate average moving MPH during bike rides

            Every other site and app I've used calculates an average MPH based on motion - not simply total distance over total time like the Band seems to do. When biking around town, there's plenty of times I have to stop but I want to see (and compare with previous routes) how I faired while actually moving.

            19 votes
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              1 comment  ·  Run and Bike  ·  Admin →
            • Why is there no step conversion available for biking and other activities?

              It's obvious that the amount of steps will increase when running or walking, but why have you not got an option to convert some workouts, and bike rides to steps, including swimming and other watersports? To give you an example I've got to get to 10000 steps a day, I've "stepped" 8700 or so and biked for 18km and I'd like to be able to convert the bike distance to steps to make sure I reach my step goal. There are plenty of conversion sites available that converts certain activities to steps so I hope you can add this at…

              7 votes
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              • Track my weight selection in Guided Workouts

                The guided workouts are fantastic, but many of them require me to choose my weights. In order to make the most of the 12-week programs, I'd like to be able to track my weight selections so I can see what I did last time and go heavier this time. It could be an option in the App to enter your weight for each exercise, or some way to print a tracking sheet for the program. Tracking is critical to good progress, and currently there is no good way to track!

                47 votes
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                • Nightmode/Cinema with Brightness/Color change

                  If i am at the cinema or if i am just have my band on the nightstand next to my bed, I sometimes find the display to bright and lights up the whole room.
                  a) night mode With start and stop
                  b) manual nightmode

                  2 votes
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                  • Watchmode with notifieres (icons with numbers) like glance on Windows Phone

                    I always have watchmode on.
                    it would be great if there could be notifiers like on the glance screen on my lumia 1520 and 920. so with an quick peek i can check if i have any sms or new emails.

                    2 votes
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                    • Add Simple Interval Training App

                      Add a simple Interval training app to the Stopwatches section. Ability to set the time for High impact interval period and time for Rest and number of sets to complete.

                      27 votes
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                      • Facebook account

                        I get zero notif on my Facebook tile. I think this is because my Facebook account is not linked to my MS account. The FB tile settings shoud allow defining the Facebook account to be used, and should not assume it is the MS ID.

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                          3 comments  ·  Social  ·  Admin →
                        • Add ability to build custom menus and user interface

                          If we want developers to build anything more complex than a flashlight or take readings from the sensors, they need the ability to build menu's and a user interface.

                          9 votes
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                          • Improve tracking of walking while on a treadmill

                            I have a treadmill that I walk on where the tracking of steps doesn't really work well. I happen to have a computer desk with it so my wrist doesn't naturally move like it normally does while walking but there is enough motion to it where the Fitbit Flex tracks this very well. I understand there are others out there as well having the same issue. If you could adjust the sensitivity of this, that would be great!

                            36 votes
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                            • Year Summary

                              It would be great to be able to see our monthly totals side by side, the way we can now see cumulative days and weeks. A "Year" tab on the web dash should be easy to implement!

                              33 votes
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                              • More notice of low battery, show estimated battery time left

                                The notification of low battery doesn't come early enough for me. For example, the other day it notified me of low battery right at the beginning of a yoga class, and by the end of class the battery was dead.

                                49 votes
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                                • Allow development of custom actions page in SDK

                                  I would like to be able to create custom activity screens to allow development of fitness test software that integrates with the band. I have built my app to send notifications and key times via vibrations and messages, however this means that users would only be able to check their progress at pre determined times. If I could bind basic text from phone to band and display it on the activity, users would be able to always see where they were in a specific test.

                                  4 votes
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                                  • Merge Workouts Feature

                                    It would be nice if you could either change the type of workout mid-workout or merge together separate ones later. For example, I will often run on the treadmill as a part of my gym workout and it would be nice if I didn't have to have two separate workouts (one that tracked running and the other generic workout for when I'm using the free weights, machines, etc).

                                    19 votes
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                                    • Add more interactions to the Band through the SDK

                                      Currently you can't trigger actions from a custom tile on your Band. This is a huge Limitation. It should be possible to create Buttons which interact with the host app on my phone (without the need to unlock my phone)

                                      23 votes
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                                      • 24 votes
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                                        • Ability to reply to calls/texts after viewing them in full. (after the dismiss/reply screen is closed)

                                          When I get a text and it's multiple lines, after reading I can't respond using the preset replies. I need to use Cortana or pull my phone out. Not easy to do in every situation.

                                          23 votes
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