How to Sync My Fitbit Data with the Fitbit App

Introduction

Fitbit fitness trackers have the ability to track every part of your day - your activity, exercise, food, weight and sleep - to help you get fit, stay motivated, and see how all the small steps you take can make a big impact. Of course, capturing that data is only one part of the equation. Synchronizing your data with the Fitbit app is important, as being able to easily access and properly monitor all of that data, as well as manually tracking things your Fitbit can't is paramount in helping you reach your personal fitness goals.

Ideally, your Fitbit fitness tracker will synchronize all the data it captures to the Fitbit app that's loaded onto your mobile device or personal computer. The device your Fitbit syncs with should be the device that you typically have the most access to throughout the course of the day. For most users, this will be a smartphone or tablet. However, it can sync with a computer so long as the computer is equipped with Bluetooth.

In this guide, we'll demonstrate how to get your Fitbit synchronized with the Fitbit app located on your personal device of choice.
Before You Begin:
  • Have your smartphone, tablet, or computer ready.
  • If you're using a smartphone or tablet, make sure Bluetooth is enabled.
  • If you're using a computer, it must have Bluetooth capabilities, or synchronization will not be possible.
Your device must have the Fitbit app installed.
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1 Sync Fitbit to an iPhone, iPad, Android Phone or Tablet

The easiest way to synchronize your Fitbit is to utilize the All-Day Sync feature. All-Day Sync periodically and automatically syncs your Fitbit's data with the Fitbit app throughout the course of the day, so long as your mobile device is in range.

To Automatically Sync

  1. Open the Fitbit app.
    Fitbit app
  2. After launching the app, the Fitbit app dashboard will appear. Tap the Account icon.
    Account icon
  3. Then, select your Fitbit.
  4. Ensure that the All-Day Sync toggle is in the ON position. 
    All day sync

If you do not wish for automatic syncing to take place all day long, manual synchronization can be done from the same screen.

To Manually Sync

  1. Tap Sync Now to begin a manual sync of your Fitbit to the app.
    Syncing button

    If you elect to turn off the All-Day Sync feature, Fitbit recommends that your device be synchronized at least once a day. Each time you open the Fitbit app, your device will sync automatically if it's nearby. Manual syncing can be performed at any time thereafter.

2 Sync Fitbit With a Mac Computer

To Automatically Sync

If you've set up your Fitbit device with your Mac computer, it is already configured to automatically sync with it. So long as your Fitbit is within 20 feet of your computer, automatic syncing will take place normally.

To Manually Sync

  1. Locate and select the Fitbit icon in the top menu of your Mac.
    macOS menu bar highlighting the FitBit app icon.
  2. Select Sync Now.
    macOS menu bar highlighting the FitBit app icon having been extended with sync now selected.
  3. The Fitbit app will open and begin looking for your Fitbit device to synchronize to.
    FitBit app opened searching for available devices.
  4. If prompted, log into your Fitbit account. 
  5. You will be presented with a completion screen if the synchronization was successful.
    FitBit app confirming a successful synchronization operation.

3 Sync Fitbit With a Windows Device

To Automatically Sync

If you've set up your Fitbit device with your Windows PC, it is already configured to automatically sync with it. So long as your Fitbit is within 20 feet of your computer, automatic syncing will take place normally.

To Manually Sync

  1. In the lower right hand corner of your screen, click the Show Hidden Icons arrow on your Taskbar.
    Windows 10 system tray highlighting the show hidden icons button.
  2. Locate the Fitbit app icon within the system tray.
    Windows 10 system tray highlighting the FitBit app icon.
  3. Hover your mouse pointer over the Fitbit icon and Right Click it. Its context menu will appear.
    Windows 10 system tray displaying the right-click menu for the FitBit app.
  4. Select Sync Now to begin a manual synchronization of your Fitbit device.
    Windows 10 system tray displaying the right-click menu for the FitBit app with sync now highlighted.
  5. The Fitbit app will open and begin looking for your Fitbit device to synchronize to.
    Searching for people
  6. If prompted, log into your Fitbit account.
    Login prompt
  7. You will be presented with a completion screen if the synchronization was successful.
    Sync complete

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Fitbit fitness trackers have the ability to track every part of your day - your activity, exercise, food, weight and sleep - to help you get fit, stay motivated, and see how all the small steps you take can make a big impact. Of course, capturing that data is only one part of the equation. Synchronizing your data with the Fitbit app is important, as being able to easily access and properly monitor all of that data, as well as manually tracking things your Fitbit can't is paramount in helping you reach your personal fitness goals.

Ideally, your Fitbit fitness tracker will synchronize all the data it captures to the Fitbit app that's loaded onto your mobile device or personal computer. The device your Fitbit syncs with should be the device that you typically have the most access to throughout the course of the day. For most users, this will be a smartphone or tablet. However, it can sync with a computer so long as the computer is equipped with Bluetooth.

In this guide, we'll demonstrate how to get your Fitbit synchronized with the Fitbit app located on your personal device of choice.
Before You Begin:
  • Have your smartphone, tablet, or computer ready.
  • If you're using a smartphone or tablet, make sure Bluetooth is enabled.
  • If you're using a computer, it must have Bluetooth capabilities, or synchronization will not be possible.
Your device must have the Fitbit app installed.
Versa

The easiest way to synchronize your Fitbit is to utilize the All-Day Sync feature. All-Day Sync periodically and automatically syncs your Fitbit's data with the Fitbit app throughout the course of the day, so long as your mobile device is in range.

To Automatically Sync

  1. Open the Fitbit app.
    Fitbit app
  2. After launching the app, the Fitbit app dashboard will appear. Tap the Account icon.
    Account icon
  3. Then, select your Fitbit.
  4. Ensure that the All-Day Sync toggle is in the ON position. 
    All day sync

If you do not wish for automatic syncing to take place all day long, manual synchronization can be done from the same screen.

To Manually Sync

  1. Tap Sync Now to begin a manual sync of your Fitbit to the app.
    Syncing button

    If you elect to turn off the All-Day Sync feature, Fitbit recommends that your device be synchronized at least once a day. Each time you open the Fitbit app, your device will sync automatically if it's nearby. Manual syncing can be performed at any time thereafter.

To Automatically Sync

If you've set up your Fitbit device with your Mac computer, it is already configured to automatically sync with it. So long as your Fitbit is within 20 feet of your computer, automatic syncing will take place normally.

To Manually Sync

  1. Locate and select the Fitbit icon in the top menu of your Mac.
    macOS menu bar highlighting the FitBit app icon.
  2. Select Sync Now.
    macOS menu bar highlighting the FitBit app icon having been extended with sync now selected.
  3. The Fitbit app will open and begin looking for your Fitbit device to synchronize to.
    FitBit app opened searching for available devices.
  4. If prompted, log into your Fitbit account. 
  5. You will be presented with a completion screen if the synchronization was successful.
    FitBit app confirming a successful synchronization operation.

To Automatically Sync

If you've set up your Fitbit device with your Windows PC, it is already configured to automatically sync with it. So long as your Fitbit is within 20 feet of your computer, automatic syncing will take place normally.

To Manually Sync

  1. In the lower right hand corner of your screen, click the Show Hidden Icons arrow on your Taskbar.
    Windows 10 system tray highlighting the show hidden icons button.
  2. Locate the Fitbit app icon within the system tray.
    Windows 10 system tray highlighting the FitBit app icon.
  3. Hover your mouse pointer over the Fitbit icon and Right Click it. Its context menu will appear.
    Windows 10 system tray displaying the right-click menu for the FitBit app.
  4. Select Sync Now to begin a manual synchronization of your Fitbit device.
    Windows 10 system tray displaying the right-click menu for the FitBit app with sync now highlighted.
  5. The Fitbit app will open and begin looking for your Fitbit device to synchronize to.
    Searching for people
  6. If prompted, log into your Fitbit account.
    Login prompt
  7. You will be presented with a completion screen if the synchronization was successful.
    Sync complete
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