Fitbit and Apple Health

Long, long ago. In a land far,far away.

In a valley called Silicon, which was a bit of a Hippy commune where everyone was happy and shared all of their ideas, and played together nicely.

fantasy castle

There lived a giant. The giant’s name was Apple, and he was a happy giant who shared all of his toys and ideas with everyone, just so long as they were used for the enjoyment and health of everyone. Then one day a new giant moved into a castle a little further down the valley.

This giant’s name was Fitbit, and she had moved to Silicon Valley, because she had her own ideas, and she wanted to share her ideas with Apple, and join with him and share both of their ideas together so that everyone could benefit from the wisdom of both.

Apple got Jealous, he didn’t like the new giant, Fitbit. He didn’t want to share his ideas with another giant, they were his toys and his ideas, and he wanted the credit and the adulation of the people for that. In the middle of the night, in a fit of rage, Apple snatched up all of his toys from the surrounding villages and towns and locked himself (and all of his toys) in his dark, imposing castle.

dark imposing castle entrance

Apple, worked quickly because he knew that if he took too long then Fitbit, would make her own toys and all the people would forget him and worship her, and all would be lost. He tinkered, and hammered, and twisted, and adjusted, and he changed all of his toys so that nobody would ever be able to challenge his popularity ever again!

Fitbit, missed Apple, but she still wanted to help the people of the valley, and realised that if she tried what Apple, had tried, to keep all of her toys and ideas to herself, then like Apple, she would eventually fail, so she invited all of the friends and giants that she knew. And all of them that they knew. And eventually, together they managed to make most of the villagers happy.

They had replaced all of the toys, and ideas that Apple, had, had, and most of them (not all) were as good, if not sometimes even better than the toys that Apple had made. Most of the people were happy.

There was one toy though, just one, that, no matter how hard they tried, nobody could make as good as Apple, had. And because of this toy some of the villagers still missed Apple, and on occasion they snook away from the village, and up to the castle where Apple lived, where they played and shared all of his old toys, and some of his new ones.

Many years passed, and slowly, but surely Apple became lonely for his friends in the village, and yes even for Fitbit, so gradually he could be seen more and more often, mainly at night, in the village. He was surprised and shocked at first, to see so many other giants, and how easily everyone was sharing their things, sharing their ideas.

village by a lake

Over time even Apple, himself learned to share (well some things anyway). His most valued treasure though, Apple Health, he kept to himself, and refused to share. In return Fitbit, and her friends had their own secret, Sleep Tracker, and they kept their secret locked away from Apple. Despite this everyone got along fairly well, each accepting and working around their differences.

Drink Skinny Sprinkles before a meal to reduce the appetite and cut down on portion sizes

Now it isn’t often that a story of jealousy, and greed, such as this one, has a happy ending. Neither would this one if it were not for the influence of……..

Elves. As we all know giant’s workshops are staffed with elves, and we all know that where there are elves, there is always spies, and always greed. In this story it is a good job that there was.

femail elf in woods

Working in the castles of both Fitbit, and Apple, there was a couple, (probably cousins, as they were both from the App. family). There was
Data Manager for Fitbit ($3.99), Sync Solver for Fitbit ($4.99).

Now we don’t know which castle each of them worked in, but we do know that one of them had the key to the safe where secrets are kept, in the Fitbit castle, and although the other didn’t have the same for the Apple castle safe, what he did have was a copy of the secret Apple Health code. He had been trusted to fit it to an AppleWatch, once and had taken a sneaky picture of it on his iphone.

Along with some of their friends, Data Manager for Fitbit ($3.99), Sync Solver for Fitbit ($4.99), and, Power Sync for Fitbit. (free), and Sync Solver for Fitbit , they found the answers to each side of the argument and began to share them with everybody.

group of people dancing

So after many, many long years, and lots of upset and tears, Apple has Sleep Tracker, and everyone else can use Apple Health. Everyone can share all of the toys and knowledge and everyone will live happily ever after.


So What Do You Think?

Is the ability for numerous manufacturers to the benefit of everyone? Or is this only going to further complicate an already crowded and confusing market?

My site is driven and continues to evolve only through the input of my readers, so please if you have any thoughts on the issues raised in my article or on my site overall the please leave your comments.

Let me know in the comments below.

Many thanks, Ade

23 Replies to “Fitbit and Apple Health”

  1. Loved your story and the way you compared Apple and Fitbit, even though they are (as far as I know) part of the same company. So great morals also made here that everyone can benefit from the sharing of ideas and also grow stronger.

    I am a huge Apple fan and have gradually moved my entire office away from Windows and onto Apple. All my gadgets work so seamlessly together now and I save a lot of time because of this. I used to own a Fitbit, which I loved, but now have the Apple Watch which is great, although rather expensive in comparison.

    1. Hi Michel,

      Thank you so much for taking the time to read my article and to comment. Just to clear up one of your points for future reference, Fitbit is actually part of the Fossil group of companies and not Apple Corp. 

      I hear you about being an Apple fan, though I am less so, I do still rely on my iphone and AppleWatch.

      Once again thanks for your encouraging comments.

      Rgds

      Ade

  2. Awesome post, Ade. I see, it’s a different approach altogether to write a post. I found it very interesting, I liked the story, enjoyed reading till the end. 

    This story will give good inspiration to many. And, I’ll share this article with some people I know, they will enjoy learning. 

    Thanks a lot for sharing this amazing write up. I appreciate your time writing this. Your website looks cool. Keep up the good work, I wish you the best. 

  3. Wow, you are super good at using story to convince people into reading and buying your product. Job well done. The story was great and shows how innovation has brought people of different perspective together to achieve common goals. 

    I love the way you have used the content of those products to create characters for your story. Great work

  4. Hello Ade,  Aren’t you so clever in the way you presented this information.  So much of what I read on the internet is, well, dry and boring, but you’ve made this light and interesting.  I absolutely loved it.  It’s funny because my daughters are big Apple girls (isn’t that how it is, you’re either a huge Apple fan or you’re not?), and they actually paid for my phone upgrade, but only if I went with the Apple instead of my Android.  Ha ha!  So, now I guess I’m an Apple girl, too, though not quite as in love with Apple as they are.  Anyway, I think competition is great, don’t you?  I mean, without it, we would have no way to keep pricing in check, and companies wouldn’t be in such a hurry to upgrade to the next best thing.  I think it’s healthy for the economy and for our pocketbooks as well.  Capitalism at it’s best.  Anyway, Ade, I just wanted to pop in and tell you just how much I enjoyed this article and the way you presented this information.  Thanks!

    1. Babsie, Thank you so much for your wonderful review. I am so glad that you enjoyed the abstract way that I presented the article, it encourages me to continue down this vein whenever I can.

      Kindest Regards

      Ade

  5. You know, I wasn’t paying attention at all the what Apple was doing, I’ve used fitbit for many years. I’ve had 4 or 5 different models of fitbit, currently using an Alta HR. I didn’t even know Apple Health was available to me! I use a mac computer, so maybe I’ll look into this. Thanks!

  6. I think this is my second time this week to encounter a different style of blogging and writing an article. In the other article I read, it’s about Turmeric, a health stuff, but it was written in a manner like there are knights that are ready for battle. Here in your article, you presented a story about Fitbit and Apple in an equally unique style and I enjoyed reading it. These companies, although are tech companies, I admire their being able to shift their paradigm by venturing in health related stuffs. Truly admirable companies.

  7. So now finally Apple has grown up and learned how to share! It took them quite sometimes but the lesson is learned. I had no idea that Fitbit and apple used to be together. I am such an apple fan that I never really take a look into Fitbit but most people told me that their sleep tracker is better. I wouldn’t have know which is better, maybe right after my apple watch broke. In your honest opinion, which one do you like better? Since all the secrets are out now. Thank you so much for sharing the story, glad to know the reason behind the changes. Love your writing style, very fun to read and easy to understand.

    1. Thanks for taking the time to read my article. I am so glad that you like how i got my points across.

      FYI, in my honest opinion, I would always lean towards the Android device rather than IOS, there honestly is very little between the 2 operating systems nowadays and I prefer not to be tied down (well not all the time anyway).

      Rgds

      Ade

  8. Hehe, what a great way to explain a real world issue.

    I love fantasy novels and movies, and this was done in a way that kept me interested about something I otherwise probably wouldn’t have read.

    I’m in a foreign land called Samsung, with S Health built in 😉

    I am more than happy with it, and don’t require either of the other two, but I know it was a long journey for all three.

    Thanks for this entertaining article.

    Tyler

  9. It is really great how you compared Apple and FitBit using an amazing story. Even though I’m more reliable on Apple products, learning about FitBit was really amazing. I learned about so many features in FitBit that I wasn’t aware before reading your article. Thank you so much for sharing your article.

    1. Sudanjar,

      Thank you so much for taking the time to read and comment on my article, I find feedback such a rewarding exercise and your comments are very welcome.

      I am so glad that you found my article both interesting and informative.

      Kindest Regards

      Adrian

  10. First off very interesting way to tell the story of fitbit and apple it’s very creative, and I too read through the whole thing without skimming! 

    I’ve personally owned a product from each of these companies in the health sector, and decided to stay with Fitbit for now since it seemed a little more accurate. But that’s besides the point…

    Anyway to answer your question I would say that the more competition the better. Without competition a leading product can only go so far, and they won’t push themselves to improve their product.

    1. Josh,

      First of all thank you so much for taking the time and effort to both read my article and then to place a comment, as you are aware feedback is so appreciated. I am really pleased that you found the article and style interesting and entertaining, it gives me confidence to try that approach again in the future.

      I agree with you that competition is a great driver in the tech industry,. The only problem is when two such giants begin to collude (which seems to be starting to happen), then the benefits for the end user become less obvious. I have a great fear that the only thing that is currently driving these 2 massive companies is the competition that they are witnessing from the emerging China giants.

      Kind Regards

      Adrian

  11. Dear Adrian,

    May I not congratulate you on your persistence and innovation in creating this awesome article. Any man who devotes that much time must of necessity make discoveries of great value to others. Nice article, I really enjoyed the content and in the manner that you presented!

    A great walk-through on the history of Apple and Fitbit watch great lessons learned. I got helpful insights from your article. Life saving watch are becoming very popular and it’s a must for everyone and I believe the competition between these companies is healthy and of great benefits for customers.

    I must say I found your article highly uplifting and educational.

    Keep Up The Great Work!

    Paul

    1. Paul,

      Thank you on 2 levels.

      Thank you for taking the time to both read my article, and then to make the effort to place your comment, and for the positive way in which you receieved my thoughts.

      I am really glad that you enjoyed the way that I presented my case, it gives me the motivation to continue to try to make my articles as interesting and engaging as possible.

      Kind Regards

      Adrian

  12. Hi Ade,

    I absolutely loved the way in which you narrated the entire story. It’s an altogether novel approach of writing articles which makes them interesting to read.  

    At the same time, you have given a strong message of ‘sharing is caring’ and exchanging of ideas which have led the human race where we are today. 

    I am truly a fan and will love to read your future posts.  

    Thanks

    Nick

    1. Nick,

      Thank you for such high praise.

      As for the writing style, well what can I say, watch out for more of the same. In our house it’s known as Ady’s on a rant, but when I apply it to my writing it seems to be becoming ever more popular. Perhaps i should just look out for stuff that irritates me then set to work.

      LOL

      Thanks again

      Adrian

  13. I think the more manufacturers you have will benefit everyone, since there is going to be more options and therefore, much more competition, which will force companies to continually innovate and create their best product possible and conform to market demands. This goes for any field in any category. The more competition Apple, FitBit, and other companies like them see, the faster technology will advance, but best yet the pricing must be competitive to motivate the consumer to buy the product. Ultimately, consumer demand and action will determine who is winning and who needs to step up their game in the market. 

    1. Todd,

      market forces move companies to strange choices, take for instance Apple with it’s smartphone technology, slowly but surely they are removing customer flexibility whilst pushing prices ever skywards. Their software is actually going backward, not comaparatively. Worrying times indeed, in which the consumer has to be evermore vigilant that they are getting value for money.

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