The Fitbit Blaze is available for pre-order, and there are, undoubtedly, a number of customers who are anxious and excited about the company’s first smartwatch and want to get their hands (or rather, their wrists on it).
If you’re a Windows Phone user, prepare to be disappointed.
That’s the latest from the company behind the Blaze, Fitbit itself. One customer contacted the site about Windows Phone compatibility for the Fitbit Blaze and was sent the following letter back from the company about it:
“Regarding your specific question, you will be able to sync Fitbit Blaze with your Windows phone via Bluetooth, but unfortunately call/text notification (sic) are still in the process of verification because the Microsoft Windows platform does not provide a GATT server. Fitbit leverages this technology to provide notifications on our hardware. Microsoft and Fitbit are working together to bring a solution as soon as possible.” (bold emphasis mine)
So, there you have it: if you’re a Windows Phone user looking to get the Fitbit Blaze, you’ll have to still take call and text notifications on your phone – that is, until Microsoft finally provides a GATT server. If you’re angry about this, don’t blame Fitbit; blame Microsoft.