10 IFTTT Hacks for Fitbit That Will Make You Laugh #WearableWednesday #wearabletech #tech #DIY #IoT

Fitbit Hacks

So many people have Fitbits and they become extra fun when you incorporate applets from the site IFTTT (IfThisThenThat). Basically you can connect your band to another IoT device using their Fitbit channel. It’s as simple as selecting what data you want from the Fitbit for the “If” and then choosing what you want to happen for the “That”. Here are my top 10 pre-made applets to get you going…

#10  Warn Friends on Twitter if You Haven’t Slept Well

Now you don’t have to worry about explaining your mood in the morning.

#9  Have Your Iphone Tell You to Go for a Walk

Sometimes you just need a nudge.

#8  Fitbit Sleep Logging Turns on Coffee Machine

Perhaps a good redundancy for your alarm

#7  Text My Spouse That I Deserve a Treat

Worthwhile if you have schooled your spouse on your fave treat

#6  Text Your Trainer When You Don’t Achieve a Daily Goal by a Specific Time

May not work with kind trainers

#5  If Fitbit Has Logged Too Few Steps Today, Text a Friend and Have Them Pester Me

Your roommate is not a good choice here as you need to have a place to live.

#4  Tell the World You Have Been Lazy if You Don’t Meet Daily Goal

How long can you keep this one on?

#3  Block Distracting Websites if You Have Not Met Your Fitbit Step Goal by 8PM

Well, they couldn’t just take your laptop away…

#2  Get an Insulting Phone Call if Daily Step Goal Not Achieved

The fine print is even funnier.

#1  Fine for Not Reaching Step Goal

Yes, this will actually put money in a Qapital account. You should probably put that savings towards a new bike as a backup plan.

Hope you enjoyed the list, and if you don’t see what you need you may be able to customize your own applet by selecting “new” from the dropdown on your account and choosing the Fitbit service for the “If” portion. It’s fun to design your own ways to make use of Fitbit’s hardware. If you are the type that likes to improve your body, you should also check out our learning guide for the Slouch Detector. It’s a simple wearable you can make with our Circuit Playground microcontroller that enables you to correct that bad posture at the computer. Stay fit and keep that spine straight!

Circuit Playground Slouch Detector

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