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Fitbit Android APP Just Updated To Version 2.66 — Is This To Fix Latest Sync Issues?

by Anura Guruge


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Around 8:15 pm (Eastern USA) on Sunday, February 25, 2018.

My Google Pixel 2 phone had a notification that said one update available. It was Fitbit. So, obviously, Fitbit, like most other Android APPs, does not auto-update. That is probably good.

I had nothing to lose. So, I updated.

Can’t see any differences, BUT then again, unlike many, I did not run into the sync issue after updating my Fitbit Ionic firmware to version 27.31.1.29 (i.e., Fitbit OS 1.2). I suspect that that was because of my Pixel 2 — which has the ‘latest’ hardware and Android software.

But, a heads up. Check it out. This might help you.


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by Anura Guruge

Much Unrest Among Fitbit Ionic Users Post Latest Firmware Update, i.e., Version 27.31.1.29.

by Anura Guruge


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Click image to access the Fitbit Community forum re. this update. Some very unhappy puppies.


I have not experienced MANY of the problems that others are complaining about.

Synching appears to be a problem. I had a few glitches BUT I have managed to sync. But, I have a Google Pixel 2 with the latest, and I mean latest, Android software.

Yes, there is the GPS mileage error that I reported and Fitbit support acknowledged as a problem! A lot of others are seeing that.

I also agree with many that the Resting Heart Rate is SHOT! Not good.

As for the others, I have NOT noticed. I checked ‘floors climbed’ and that seems within bounds.

I am NOT as upset as I should be — and OTHERS ARE.

I am NOT keeping this Ionic for long. So, I really have no emotional attachment to it. Basically I am not wedded to it or Fitbit.

The brand new, as yet unreleased, Garmin Forerunner 645 (without music) seems to be in my future.


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by Anura Guruge

My Fitbit Ionic Software Updated To OS 1.2 With Firmware Version 27.31.1.29.

by Anura Guruge


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This update happened, over Wi-Fi, when I did a forced Sync around 12:05am on Wednesday, February 21, 2018.

I am not sure whether I was lucky or not. The above says that they just started the rollout to just 10% of the Ionic users. So, I was in that 10%.

The update downloaded and installed ‘OK’ though it took about 20 minutes in total. I much prefer the Garmin approach of doing updates over a USB-connection using Garmin Express.

Have not, as yet, noticed anything different or untoward. But, early minutes … let alone days.

That the Firmware is at 27.31.1.29 is disquieting! That is a LOT of updates.

But, let’s keep fingers crossed. I need the Ionic to work till around May 2018 — when I plan to upgrade to a Garmin Forerunner 645.


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by Anura Guruge