How do Fitbit devices sync their data

What is syncing?

Syncing is the process that transfers the data your device collects to your Fitbit dashboard. The dashboard is where you can track your progress, see how you slept, set goals, log food and water, challenge friends, and much more. Fitbit trackers and watches use Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) technology to sync with phones, tablets, and certain computers. Fitbit scales use Wi-Fi to connect directly to your router.

How do I sync my device with the Fitbit app?

Data automatically syncs to the Fitbit app throughout the day. For best results, keep all-day sync turned on. If you turn off all-day sync, we recommend syncing at least once a day. Each time you open the Fitbit app, your device syncs automatically when it’s nearby. You can also use the Sync Now option in the app at any time.

User-added imageHow do I manually sync my device with the Fitbit app?

With your device nearby, open the Fitbit app to the Today tab . Press and hold on the screen and pull down (on Windows 10 devices, find the picture of your device at the bottom and pull up). Choose your device to see syncing instructions.

iPhones & iPads

In the Fitbit app, tap the Today tab User-added image > your profile picture > your device image. Tap Sync Now.

Android phones

In the Fitbit app, tap the Today tab User-added image > your profile picture > your device image. Tap the arrows next to Sync Now.

Windows 10 devices

User-added image From the Fitbit app dashboard, tap the Account icon > your device image. Tap the sync icon. On Windows 10 computers with a USB port, you can automatically sync the devices in your house or other immediate space (about 20 feet): Plug in the dongle that came in the box with your device. In the Fitbit app, tap the Today tab User-added image > your profile picture. Tap Advanced Settings. Turn on the Fitbit Connect Classic Mode option. All of the nearby Fitbit devices that are not connected by Bluetooth to another computer, phone, or tablet will sync automatically every 15-30 minutes. When you check your stats in the Fitbit app, you’ll see your synced data.
Macs or Windows 8.1 computers
Click the icon with a Fitbit logo located near the date and time on your computer. Click Open Main Menu > Sync Now. You may be asked to sign in.

When does my Fitbit scale sync?

After your Fitbit Aria or Fitbit Aria 2 is set up on your wireless network, it automatically syncs your stats to the Fitbit app after every weigh-in. User-added image After you see your measurements, you should see a checkmark, indicating that syncing is complete. You can then view your data on in the Fitbit app.

Where can I see when my Fitbit device last synced?

Find information about your Fitbit device, such as firmware version, battery level, and when your device last synced:

Fitbit app

Tap the Today tab User-added image > your profile picture > your device image. dashboard

On the dashboard, click the gear icon User-added image . The last time you synced is listed below the name of your Fitbit device.
Why can’t I sync my Fitbit device?
If your device stopped syncing, the likely problem is a connection issue.

Will syncing work on my phone, tablet, or computer?

Sync Fitbit trackers and watches using the Fitbit app on iPhones, iPads, Android phones, and Windows 10 devices.

iPhones & iPads

The Fitbit app is compatible with most iPhones and iPads.

Android phones

Android phones must have both a BLE radio and software support. Because BLE is an optional component of Bluetooth 4.0, not all devices with Bluetooth 4.0 have it. A device can have the radio but not the software, or have software bugs that hamper BLE.

Windows 10 devices

The Fitbit app is available for Windows 10 phones, tablets, and computers.

How often should I sync my Fitbit device?

We recommend that you sync your tracker or watch daily. Most Fitbit devices record detailed minute-by- minute data for 7 days. (Fitbit Alta records minute-by-minute data for five days). Fitbit devices can store daily totals for up to 30 days. If you have a Fitbit Surge, your device can store 35 hours of GPS data before deleting some data to make room for more.

Can I sync my Fitbit device with more than one phone?

You can sync your device with any compatible phone, tablet, or computer that meets syncing requirements. If you receive notifications from your phone on your Fitbit device, you’ll need to disable the Bluetooth bond between your phone and Fitbit device before using a different phone. Can I sync more than one Fitbit device to the same account? If you have multiple devices, they can all sync to the same account to make sure you see a complete view of your activity.

Which phones and tablets can I use with my Fitbit watch or tracker?

To set up, sync, receive notifications, and take advantage of other features of your Fitbit device, you must install the Fitbit app on a compatible phone or tablet. The Fitbit app is compatible with most popular phones and tablets. We’re continually adding more devices and improving our compatibility, so if you don’t see your device on the list check back soon. Alternatively, you can use the Fitbit app for Windows 10 on your computer, or use Fitbit Connect to sync with a Mac or Windows 8.1 computer to access your data and take advantage of the many features of your Fitbit device.

Is My Phone Operating System Compatible With the Fitbit app?

To use the Fitbit app you must have one of the following operating systems installed on your phone or tablet: Apple iOS 11 or higher Android OS 5.0 or higher Windows 10 version 1607.0 or higher

Which Devices Are Compatible With the Fitbit app?

The following phones and tablets are fully compatible with Fitbit devices. We’re continually adding more devices, so if you don’t see your device here, check back soon.

Apple devices

iPhone XS Max iPhone 6S iPad Air
iPhone XS iPhone 6 Plus iPad Air 2
iPhone XR iPhone 6
iPhone X iPhone 5S
iPhone 8 Plus iPad Pro 12.9″
iPhone 8 iPad Pro 9.7″
iPhone 7 Plus iPad Mini 4th gen
iPhone 7 iPad Mini 3rd gen
iPhone SE iPad Mini 2nd gen
iPhone 6S Plus iPod Touch 6th gen
Android devices
Nexus 4 Nexus 7 Pixel 2 XL
Nexus 5 Nexus 9 Pixel 3
Nexus 5x Pixel Pixel 3 XL
Nexus 6 Pixel XL
Nexus 6p Pixel 2
Desire 816 One M7 One M8
One E8 One Max One M9
Ascend Mate 7 Honor 6X P20 Lite*
Ascend P7 Honor 8 P20 Pro
Honor 6 Mate 9
Honor 6 Plus P10
Vibe X2 Vibe Z2 Pro
G2 G6 LG G Pad
G3 G Pro2 V10
Droid Turbo Moto G (2014) G5S
Droid Turbo 2 Moto G (2013) X4
Moto E (2015) Moto X (2014) Moto Z
Moto E (2014) Moto X (2013)
OnePlus 6 OnePlus One
R17 Pro
Pantech – Vega
Vega Iron 2 Vega Secret Note
Galaxy S9+ Galaxy S5 Active Galaxy Note III Round
Galaxy S9 Galaxy S5 Galaxy Note III
Galaxy S8+ Galaxy S5 mini Galaxy Alpha
Galaxy S8 Galaxy Note 10.1 Galaxy Tab S
Galaxy S7 Edge Galaxy A8 Galaxy J3
Galaxy S7 Galaxy A6 Galaxy J
Galaxy S6 Active Galaxy Note 9
Galaxy S6 Edge Galaxy Note Edge
Galaxy S6 Galaxy Note 5
Galaxy S5 Sport Galaxy Note 4
Xperia GX Xperia XZ2 Xperia Z2
Xperia M2 Xperia Z Xperia Z3
Xperia T2 Ultra Xperia ZL Xperia Z3 Compact
Xperia Tablet Z Xperia ZR Xperia Z3 Dual
Xperia Tablet Z2 Xperia Z Ultra Xperia Tablet Compact
Xperia XA Xperia Z1
Xperia XZ Xperia Z1 Compact
Mi3 Mi4
Windows 10 devices
Lumia 1520 Lumia 1320 Lumia Icon
Lumia 1020 Lumia 950 XL Lumia 950
Lumia 930 Lumia 928 Lumia 925
Lumia 920 Lumia 830 Lumia 822
Lumia 820 Lumia 735 Lumia 730
Lumia 720 Lumia 650 Lumia 640 XL
Lumia 640 Lumia 635 Lumia 630
Lumia 625 Lumia 620 Lumia 550
Lumia 535 Lumia 532 Lumia 530
Lumia 525 Lumia 521 Lumia 520
Lumia 435
Win HD Win JR
8X 8S 8XT
Ativ SE Ativ S

Which devices are incompatible with the Fitbit app?

Due to Bluetooth issues that prevent certain devices, like Fitbit devices, from syncing, our products aren’t compatible with the following phones: Huawei P8 Lite Huawei P9 Lite Xiaomi Mi 6  

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