How to set up Fitbit & pair it with your Smartphone – Best User guide

Fitbit has everything a wearable fitness tracker can offer and more. And now you have the new gear with you, here is how to set it up and pair it with your smartphone running on OS or iOS operating system. Also, it can be paired with your PC or macOS.

Now, it doesn’t matter if you’ve purchased the recent versions of the Fitbit wearables like Versa 2, Inspire or the inspire HR tracker or the older versions which include Flex 2, Ionic, Versa lite or the Charge 3. This setup applies to all the models on smartphones and PCs.

How to setup FitBit

Quickly, before we proceed, let’s have a brief recap on Fitbit.

The American company, Fitbit Inc. was founded in 2007 by co-founders; James Park and Eric Friedman. Their products are targeted towards measuring data related to fitness and health.

Just recently, Google’s parent company, Alphabet announced its intention to acquire the Fitbit smartwatch brand. Though it is yet to conclude the deal, this move could be a plus to users and may prompt a stiff competition with arch-rival Apple SmartWatch.

Having outlined the above, get ready to set up your Fitbit now…

How to Setup and Pair Your FitBit – The Guide

Step 1. The first thing to do as you’re setting up your gear is to charge and power it on.

Step 2. With your smartphone download and install the Fitbit app. The app is also available for download on Windows 10. However, for macOS users and lesser Windows version, you can download the Fitbit Connect.

Step 3. Launch the app on your device and tap on Join Fitbit.

Step 4. Now, you’ll be prompted to create a new account or to login. Since it’s the first time, we’ll be creating a new account. Tap on it and proceed.

Step 5. Select the type of Fitbit you’re setti9ng up and proceed.

Step 6. Next, provide your email and create a unique password you’ll always remember.

Step 7. Proceed by entering your personal details like name, gender, birth date, height, etc.

Step 8. Now tap ”create account” accept the terms and conditions to continue.

At this point, your Fitbit account is ready, you may proceed to pair it with your phone or device.

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How to Pair Fitbit with your Smartphone – The Guide

Once you’ve concluded with the initial setup on your phone or device. The following pairing steps become easier. But you must be careful so you don’t repeat it over and again by getting it right the first time.

Step 1. Connect your Fitbit to your phone by plugging it in. Most times, especially with the recent versions, your device will detect your gear provided you have the Bluetooth powered on.

Step 2. Type in the codes that will appear on the screen of the gear into your phone just as directed. If your gear has no screen you may be directed to tap on it. Just follow the instruction.

Step 3. Now, tap on the install update on your phone. This may take a couple few minutes. Once it is done, tap on Continue to start tweaking around some personalized settings.

Step 4. After you must have finished with the personalized settings, tap on Done and then Okay.

At this point, your smart fitness tracker will have been paired successfully with your smartphone or whatever device you’re pairing it with.

Now, you can go ahead and set some goals and enjoy your gear rightly paired with your device. Bravo!

Bonus tips

Before you go-ahead to start setting goals, it is important you tweak around your new gear, setting up the name you may like it to call you and the time zone and location. Most users don’t know the importance of the above, however, it is necessary so that your device can function at the optimal level.

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