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Fitbit adds food and activity logging through Cortana

Fitbit adds food and activity logging through Cortana

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Today, the fitness tracker Fitbit announced new integration with Microsoft's Cortana digital assistant. After this latest update, Windows Phone users will be able to log meals by saying, "Fitbit, I ate chili for dinner." The food processing is powered by Fitbit's database of 350,000 different foods, which has been integrated into Cortana's natural language processing abilities. Fitbit is still working to extend that power to activity logging — "Fitbit, I just ran three miles" — which the company plans to have ready by the end of the year. The integration is particularly interesting because it comes before similar integrations with Apple's Siri or Google Voice Search, neither of which has offered any significant Fitbit voice commands before now. The result is a rare software win for Windows Phone users.

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