Kurbo, a California-based mobile health-coaching program designed specifically to help children, teens and families lose weight and develop smarter eating habits has integrated with Fitbit. The API integration will enable automatic health and fitness tracking for teen and adults in the Kurbo app.
Starting this week, Kurbo teen and adult app users who use a Fitbit fitness tracker, Aria® Wi-Fi Smart Scale, or the Fitbit app will be able to seamlessly and automatically log their health and fitness stats – including exercise duration and weight – in the Kurbo app. This integration also enables Kurbo’s personal health coaches to provide more personalized guidance to users, while more effectively monitoring their program progress.
Kurbo users are assigned personal health coaches who help them set and accomplish nutrition and exercise goals, leading to nine in 10 of program participants losing weight. Via an online console, Kurbo coaches can track program participants’ progress and provide real-time feedback to help them achieve their goals.
“By integrating Fitbit’s open API into our app, we have made it that much easier for our teen and adult users who enjoy wearables to track their progress,” says Kurbo CEO and co-founder Joanna Strober in a statement. “It also ensures we have accurate health and activity tracking data in our system to provide useful feedback to our customers.”