New feature release: our Fitbit integration just got better!

At Everydayhero, we’re always dedicated to helping our charity partners grow their events and find new ways to raise more for their cause. Earlier this year, we released our Fitness App Whitepaper, which revealed that fundraisers who share fitness activities raise more money than those who don’t.

In fact, those who post ten times or more increase their fundraising totals in line with their activity. It’s therefore important for fundraisers to share their efforts with as many people as possible via their network. This is why we’re excited to announce that we have released our new and improved Fitbit integration, which allows even more granular detail to be captured and recorded on fundraising pages.

So, without further ado, here is everything you need to know about this exciting new feature release:

What’s new for supporters

Prior to this new release, a user would connect their Fitbit to an Everydayhero user account to record their daily totals (such as steps recorded in a day). They could manually add an activity in Fitbit after it has been completed.

Thanks to the new upgrade, users will now be provided with the option to log specific activities such as their training runs without having to log them manually. They can now simply use the Fitbit start/stop tracking functionality.

What’s new for charities

Different events call for different options. This is why we’re pleased to offer our charity partners two tracking options to allow them to choose the one that best suits their event.

Option 1: Daily Totals

This option is recommended for campaigns that require fundraisers to complete a required number of steps per day or with a daily goal set as a challenge. Daily totals allows users to seamlessly record all their activity over the course of the day and to have the total automatically posted on their fundraising page.

Option 2: Activity Tracking

The second option enables users to record multiple fitness activities per day, which all appear separately on their fundraising page. These activities can be recorded via start/stop tracking in the Fitbit device, linking to smart-track or manually entering fitness activities post-event.

This functionality will cater more to events where users are training or tracking towards running a goal distance like a marathon, or where users want to post specific training activities to their fundraising page rather than overall daily totals.

Great, so how do I get it?

To minimise disruption with current user activity, all live campaigns have been set to use daily totals. If you would like this to be changed to activity tracking, please contact our professional services team for help.

To take full advantage of this new feature, all new campaigns will have the activity tracking option available by default.

If you have any questions, please contact your account manager or get in touch with our customer success team. And if you haven’t already read the Fitness Apps Whitepaper, download the ebook now!