Microsoft today announced the availability of the Fitbit skill for Cortana. It will allow you to monitor your health and fitness goals just by asking Cortana. You can also track your sleep, stats and progress. For example, you can ask, “Hey Cortana, Ask Fitbit how am I doing today,” to learn about your daily progress. In response, Cortana will read out your progress like active minutes you’ve logged, how you slept last night and more. It will also show you a short summary with all the handy information.
It supports wide variety of other functions that you generally use on the Fitbit app. You can ask, “Hey Cortana, show me my leaderboard,” to compete against your friends. It will also offer some words of encouragement like “Today’s the day. Let’s do this.” Some commands which you can try today:
- “Hey Cortana, ask Fitbit how many calories do I have left to eat”
- “Hey Cortana, ask Fitbit how much water I’ve had today”
- “Hey Cortana, ask Fitbit how many steps do I have left”
- “Hey Cortana, ask Fitbit how many workouts I need to do this week”
Since Cortana understands natural language, you can say, “Hey Cortana, Tell Fitbit to log I had an omelet for breakfast,” to update your Fitbit account with calorie details accordingly. To enjoy these features, you need to connect your Fitbit account to Cortana. Once connected, this Cortana Skill works across your Windows 10, Android and iOS devices. Yes, it will also work on the upcoming Harman Kardon Invoke speaker.
Cortana Skills Kit allows developers like Fitbit to easily create such intelligent, personalized voice experiences for users.