A while back I wrote about how Fitbit developed a Metro app for Windows 8/RT which, in my opinion, did a fantastic job of aligning with the design language whilst still retaining the Fitbit identity. I think it is a great way to check my Fitbit stats without having to fire up and login to the Fitbit website thanks to the app and the live tile functionality.
Anyway, it seems that Metro is gaining some popularity outside of Windows operating systems with Fitbit offering the opportunity to use a new version of its interactive dashboard once you login.
The tiles, apart from the vertical double height tile, align with the existing Metro design language and help to create a very clean user interface on the website. Furthermore, if you resize the page the tiles will also rearrange themselves to avoid horizontal scrolling.
You can drag and drop the tiles around as you see fit plus you have the ability to add and remove tiles. This is a great improvement over the old dashboard which was very much a “one size fits all” solution.
Of course, if you don’t like the new dashboard you can revert back for a limited time by doing the following:
- Click on the cog icon in the top-right corner of the screen,
- Click Normal Dashboard.
As you might tell, I like the new interface very much so I’ll be using this from now on but it will eventually because the interface for all Fitbit users in the future.