PALO ALTO, Calif., Nov. 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Kurbo, the first mobile health-coaching program designed specifically to help children, teens and families lose weight and develop smarter eating habits, announced an API integration with Fitbit, the leader in the connected health and fitness market, to empower its teen and adult users to effortlessly track their exercise and weight statistics 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. "It also ensures we have accurate health and activity tracking data in our system to provide useful feedback to our customers."
Kurbo is the only company focused on transforming the lives of kids, teens and their families through mobile technology and personal coaching that helps them eat healthier, exercise more and lose weight. Key to success is personal coaching combined with a mobile engagement platform based on the renowned Stanford Pediatric Weight Control Program. The Kurbo app integrates fitness and food tracking using a simple red, yellow, green light system with fun games and tips to improve lifelong nutrition and exercise habits. One out of three children in America are obese or overweight and the health cost for employers exceeds $14 billion annually. More than 90% of kids using Kurbo have lost weight along with more than half of their parents. Kurbo is passionate about partnering with Fortune 500 employers, Medicaid providers and other institutions around the world to radically improve health outcomes by permanently altering family eating and exercise habits.
 Fitbit is not a sponsor or partner of Kurbo or the application.
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