Installed on Big Sur, hoping for a bigger screen than my android phone, plus mouse control, to see all my stats on… but every time I start it up it claims to have crashed… but then runs anyway, but it won’t connect to my fitbit. It says:
Turn on Bluetooth to sync your trackers
Please go to your System Preferences to turn on Bluetooth
My bluetooth is on and other devices connect just fine. If there’s an issue it’d be nice not to be told that the issue is something which it isn’t…
Update: After almost 2 years and the latest updates installed, it still refuses to sync with a Blaze on a desktop Mac. I have verified it is not a hardware issue as it syncs properly with the dongle when Windows 10 with Fitbit Connect is run on a Mac in emulation mode.
I also discovered an error in my previous review. It never was able to sync while being worn and had to be placed in the charger in order for sync to occur. Right now I am not even sure that that will work.
FYI Their is a new release of Fitbit Connect that was released this March. However if syncing is your issue, this update will not fix it.
The Aug '16 Release has lead to an application that somewhat finally works on a Mac. It will finally allow syncing without the device (I'm using a Blaze) being put into the cradle. This means it can finally be synced without removing it from your wrist. The dashboard seems to be working better.
It still will not recognize Mac Bluetooth. It still requires a dongle to be used. It is very sensitive to EMI from such items as monitors and modems. The Fitbit display must be on to achieve reliable syncing. The Fitbit must be held within inches of the dongle for syncing to occur properly.
Summary: The Mac application for Fitbit now seems to be work - Barely, but it still needs a lot of work to make it a reliable, dependable, easy to use application for the Mac.