To sync is to share data between devices. For example, you can sync your phone with your laptop through an account (for example, a Google account) such that whenever you use your phone, the information saved can be accessed on your laptop. This information can be browsing history, passwords et cetera.
In Fitbit’s case, syncing will be to share tracked info from a Fitbit device to your iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows device, or macOS. This article will guide you on how to sync your Fitbit with your devices.
Syncing has been enabled through technologies such as Wi-Fi and Bluetooth and the latter is the most popular one. Almost all phones (whether Android, Apple, or Blackberry) and PCs (macOS and Windows) come with Bluetooth capabilities.
For those who are into trackers and devices of the sort, you must know Fitbit. Previously known as Healthy Metrics Research, Inc., Fitbit measures health-related data and informs its users. This data includes a heartbeat rate and steps walked. Some of Fitbit’s products include trackers and smartwatches.
The Fitbit devices that use Bluetooth technology are trackers, watches, and Aria Air. Aria and Aria 2 are the only Fitbit devices that use Wi-Fi.
Syncing up with Fitbit
Fitbit provides apps and software that its users can download and get their metrical data anytime they want. Whichever the platform you use, the following are download links:
- From Google Play Store – for all Android apps
- On the App Store – for all iPhones
- From the Windows Store – for Xbox One, HoloLens, PC and mobile
Now, the article will look at how you can sync your Fitbit device from an iPhone or an Android.
Make sure you have your Fitbit device in your hands or on your wristwatch.
On iPhones and Androids
- After you download the app, tap on it to open it.
- If you didn’t have an account, open a new one by signing up. If you had one, log in to it.
- Then, you will need to select the Fitbit device. Among others, you will need to pick either ‘Aria 2’, ‘Alta HR’, ‘Alta’, ‘Flex 2’, ‘Zip’ or ‘Ace – for kids!’ – whichever you use.
- You will then proceed to enter particular details such as age and height. This is required by the app so that it guides you to your ambitions.
- Now, you will need to enter a code on the device you chose on step 3. The four-digit code will be displayed on your iPhone. As this step requires Bluetooth connectivity, you should make sure that your Bluetooth is on.
If this goes through well, your phone has captured the Fitbit device. You might not need to add a code since Fitbit sometimes connects automatically.
The syncing business
- On the bottom-left corner of the app’s home screen (iPhone), tap the ‘Account’ tab. Choose your device. On Android, you will need to tap on the three horizontal bars on the top-right corner for the ‘Account’ tab to be displayed.
- After selecting your device, navigate to the ‘Sync’ part under ‘Quick View’ (iPhone).
- On iPhones, the All-Day sync green slider is activated by default. On Androids, you should tap on the slider to activate it (it will turn to red).
Now, your iPhone will show the metrics captured by the Fitbit device.
Should be no sweat
It shouldn’t be difficult at all for you to sync your Fitbit device with your iPhone or Android.
If it seems problematic, consider checking your Bluetooth settings and make sure that your phone’s Bluetooth is visible. This way, the Fitbit device can connect to it.