How to Get Notification from My Phone on My Fitbit

Introduction

Activity tracking is the most prominent feature of Fitbit's devices, but some models offer additional features like notifications. The notifications feature allows your Fitbit to mirror some of your mobile device's notifications, which allows you to spend less time with that mobile device in your hand, and more time reaching your fitness goals.

This guide will demonstrate how to access the area of the Fitbit app that will allow you to enable notifications for your particular mobile device. Please keep in mind that the kinds of notifications available to you will vary depending on the model of Fitbit and mobile device you're using.
Because notifications are sent using Bluetooth, you'll need to be near your mobile device to receive them.
Before You Begin:
  • Your mobile device must have Bluetooth enabled.
You must have the Fitbit App installed.
Emoji on a fitbit versa

Can my Fitbit use notifications?

Fitbit has added support for notifications to many of their activity trackers, but the level of support varies depending on the combination of the model of Fitbit device and mobile device you're using. In general, the following models are compatible with mobile device notifications:

The notifications feature does not relate to the notifications the Fitbit app currently sends to your mobile device(s). It's a separate feature that mirrors some of your smartphone's notifications on your Fitbit device.

Device Options
Fitbit Charge 3
Fitbit Inspire 
Fitbit Ionic
Fitbit Versa 
Fitbit Blaze
Calls, texts, calendar events within the hour, emails, and other push notifications from apps you choose
Fitbit Alta
Fitbit Alta HR
Fitbit Charge 2
Calls, texts, and calendar events 
Fitbit Flex 2
Fitbit Surge
Calls and texts
Fitbit Ace
Fitbit Charge
Fitbit Charge HR
Calls

1 Enable Notifications from Within the Fitbit App

  1. Open the Fitbit app.
    Fitbit App.
  2. Tap the Today icon at the bottom.
    Today tab highlighted in Fitbit app.
  3. Tap your Account photo icon in the top left.
    Account icon highlighted in Fitbit app.
  4. Select your Fitbit device from the account screen. In this example, the Versa is being selected.
    Versa highlighted in Account settings of Fitbit app.
  5. Tap Notifications.
    Notifications field for the fitbit app
  6. From here, you can select from the available notification categories for your device. In this example, Text Messages, Calendar Events, Emails, or App Notifications are available. To view the available notification settings for any one of these categories, simply tap its name.
    Text messages selection
  7. In this example, Text Messages is set to On. From here, you can select the messaging app on your mobile device you wish to receive text message notifications from. Only one app can send notifications to your Fitbit device at a time.
    Text messaging on

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Activity tracking is the most prominent feature of Fitbit's devices, but some models offer additional features like notifications. The notifications feature allows your Fitbit to mirror some of your mobile device's notifications, which allows you to spend less time with that mobile device in your hand, and more time reaching your fitness goals.

This guide will demonstrate how to access the area of the Fitbit app that will allow you to enable notifications for your particular mobile device. Please keep in mind that the kinds of notifications available to you will vary depending on the model of Fitbit and mobile device you're using.
Because notifications are sent using Bluetooth, you'll need to be near your mobile device to receive them.
Before You Begin:
  • Your mobile device must have Bluetooth enabled.
You must have the Fitbit App installed.
Emoji on a fitbit versa

Can my Fitbit use notifications?

Fitbit has added support for notifications to many of their activity trackers, but the level of support varies depending on the combination of the model of Fitbit device and mobile device you're using. In general, the following models are compatible with mobile device notifications:

The notifications feature does not relate to the notifications the Fitbit app currently sends to your mobile device(s). It's a separate feature that mirrors some of your smartphone's notifications on your Fitbit device.

Device Options
Fitbit Charge 3
Fitbit Inspire 
Fitbit Ionic
Fitbit Versa 
Fitbit Blaze
Calls, texts, calendar events within the hour, emails, and other push notifications from apps you choose
Fitbit Alta
Fitbit Alta HR
Fitbit Charge 2
Calls, texts, and calendar events 
Fitbit Flex 2
Fitbit Surge
Calls and texts
Fitbit Ace
Fitbit Charge
Fitbit Charge HR
Calls
  1. Open the Fitbit app.
    Fitbit App.
  2. Tap the Today icon at the bottom.
    Today tab highlighted in Fitbit app.
  3. Tap your Account photo icon in the top left.
    Account icon highlighted in Fitbit app.
  4. Select your Fitbit device from the account screen. In this example, the Versa is being selected.
    Versa highlighted in Account settings of Fitbit app.
  5. Tap Notifications.
    Notifications field for the fitbit app
  6. From here, you can select from the available notification categories for your device. In this example, Text Messages, Calendar Events, Emails, or App Notifications are available. To view the available notification settings for any one of these categories, simply tap its name.
    Text messages selection
  7. In this example, Text Messages is set to On. From here, you can select the messaging app on your mobile device you wish to receive text message notifications from. Only one app can send notifications to your Fitbit device at a time.
    Text messaging on
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