Users of the wearable activity monito FitBit may or may not be that enthusiastic with regards to meeting their daily step or movement target. For some of us it's easy to put off the exercise and work on other things instead. However Joe Flasher has found some synergy between FitBit and Arduino by describing how to extract activity data from the FitBit servers.
Once this data has been received, it is sent to a waiting Arduino connected via usb with some python code - at which point it's up to you as to what can be done. For example if you haven't been active for a period of time - anything from a blinking LED to a car horn could be activated to get you moving again. Doing so is relatively easy and would make a great project for the desk-bound person who could use more exercise.
The only catch is that your FitBit need to be able to sync automatically when required. Nevertheless for more information and code, check out Joe's github page. And for more, we're on facebook, Google+, and twitter - so follow us for news and product updates as well.
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