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If keeping fit was your New Year's resolution, it has got a whole lot easier thanks to FitBit. Reports suggest that FitBit is now working on an app store for all its wearables.
In a recent interview, Fitbit's CEO James Park said he's hoping to bring an app store to his company's line of wearables "as soon as possible". He made the announcement during CES 2017, and said that FitBit might be using some of the software technology it acquired from its acquisition of Pebble to bring in new ideas on to the drawing board.
"There are so many different applications [our partners] want to write," said Park, "from fitness-related ones to pill reminder applications. And we don't have the support in place for that right now, or any software infrastructure on our devices to run those apps."
There are also rumors that FitBit might be working on another smartwatch, capable of running these third-party apps. An app store would also give FitBit more opportunities in terms of partnering up with companies who want to use trackers, big firms could have their own customized Fitbit app, for example.
Apart from this announcement, FitBit was quiet this CES, but the company did announce support for the VirZoom VR bike, so you can pedal your way through virtual reality and log your stats as if you were really cycling.