The Digimon Vital Bracelet Lab app has been discontinued and will no longer be usable for users of the Vital Bracelet series. The Bandai app for the Digimon fitness device has removed the service to allow for the new Vital Bracelet Arena App. This will also mean that users of the Digimon VB Lab app will no longer be able to log in and has devastating effects on past users that weren’t aware of the impending end of the app. Here are the details regarding the ended application for fans and users of the Vital Bracelet series.
The Vital Bracelet series was first released in Japan in March 2021, with Digimon as the featured character for the release. The series allowed users to train their Digimon featured on DIM cards using fitness tracking and included an original Digimon called Pulsemon, who is the mascot of the product. The popularity of the series led to its official use as a Digivice in the recent Digimon series, Digimon Ghost Game, which featured a new Vital Bracelet with new functions and a Gammamon DIM card.
The Vital Bracelet Lab was an application that allowed the characters trained in the device to be sent to a mobile device, with more options and features from a Digimon database to battling in raids online. The VB series has since expanded with a new releases such as the Vital Hero series for the US and the latest release of the Vital Bracelet BE, which includes new features and expands to other anime franchises. This currently includes characters from My Hero Academia, Demon Slayer, Jujutsu Kaisen, and Tokyo Revengers as possible BE Memories to use with the device.
Digimon Vital Bracelet Continues Lab App for Arena App
The VB Lab App has been discontinued and will no longer allow fans to access their profile or characters. The application may have been discontinued but the Vital Bracelet Arena app will be compatible with all versions of the Vital Bracelet line, which includes the Vital Hero exclusive to the US and Canada. This also means that if users haven’t transferred their Digimon or trained characters manually, they may not be able to retrieve the data lost.
It was an expected development that fans will no longer be able to access the VB Lab app, but for those who haven’t logged in for a while to see the notification, it will be a massive blow. If they have dedicated time to train powerful Digimon and other featured characters but haven’t transferred, these partners might be lost. The Arena app is also missing the ‘Special Missions’ feature that fans of the device used to meet the Digivolution requirements faster, but the app is available to all regions where the Vital Bracelet series has been released. This includes the US, Canada, Japan, and the UK, which have specific lines currently available.
It will be interesting to know how many fans have lost Digimon to this unexpected development, but it does offer an opportunity to start from scratch. The removal of the capsule system is a fantastic change that will allow fans to have as many Digimon as they wish, but the lack of features is concerning. A lot of users have also been complaining about long loading times and slow performance, which has yet to be addressed. This may be temporary as more cards have been releasing for all lines and the discontinuation of the Lab app means development for new features may be the focus as the Arean app takes over.
The Vital Bracelet Arena App is available to download on the Google or Apple app stores and will be compatible with the Vital Bracelet, Vital Hero, and Vital Bracelet BE lines. Users will also be able to link their profile to their Bandai ID account, which may also allow their account to be recovered if uninstalled.
What do you think of the Vital Bracelet series? Did you lose Digimon due to the discontinuation of the Lab app? Which Vital Bracelet device do you own? Let us know on social media and keep following The Illuminerdi for more news and updates.