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How do I track my activity with my Fitbit device?

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Make every step count with automatic activity tracking, reminders to move, and more on your Fitbit device.

On certain devices, you can use the Exercise app User-added image to start and stop a workout, see real-time stats, and capture GPS data. For more information, see How do I track my workouts with my Fitbit device?

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Which core stats does my Fitbit device track automatically?

All Fitbit devices track steps taken User-added image and active minutes User-added image. Additional core stats vary based on your device. You can choose to track a variety of other stats, including sleep, workouts, water and food intake, weight, and female health in the Fitbit app.

      
 Heart Rate
Hourly Activity
Distance
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Calories
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Floors
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Fitbit Alta ✓  
Fitbit Blaze✓ ✓ ✓ ✓  
Fitbit Charge 2✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ 
Fitbit Charge 3
Fitbit Flex 2  
Fitbit Inspire  
Fitbit Inspire HR 
Fitbit Ionic
Fitbit Versa
Fitbit Versa 2
Fitbit Versa Lite Edition 

For more information, see How does my Fitbit device calculate my daily activity?

How do I see my core stats on my Fitbit device?

Check your activity stats on your device or on the Today tab User-added image in the Fitbit app.

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For more information, see How do I navigate my Fitbit device's screen? 

Which activities does my Fitbit device track automatically?

Most Fitbit devices automatically recognize and record high-movement activities through the SmartTrack feature. To start, your device recognizes activities at least 15 minutes long.

On certain devices, use the Exercise app User-added image to start and stop a workout. For more information, see How do I track my workouts with my Fitbit device?

Activities

Walk
Run*
Outdoor Bike
Elliptical
Sports
Aerobic Workout
Swimming**

*On Fitbit Ionic and Fitbit Versa series, the Exercise app User-added imageopens automatically after a few minutes of running to track your activity with GPS. 
**Only certain devices track swimming. For more information, see How do I track my swims with my Fitbit device?


See your stats

On certain devices, see basic stats about your activity, including duration and calories burned, in the Exercise tile User-added image  in Fitbit Today User-added image , or sync your device and tap the Exercise tile User-added image  in the Fitbit app.

Can I change how my activities are tracked?

Choose which activities your device tracks automatically, or change the amount of time needed to record the activity. For example, choose to turn off automatic tracking for a walk, or to record an outdoor bike ride after 5 minutes.

  • Fitbit app
    1. Tap the Today tab User-added image, then tap the Exercise tile User-added image.
    2. Tap the gear icon User-added image in the top right.
    3. Tap an exercise, and adjust the duration or turn off Auto-recognize.
  • fitbit.com dashboard
    1. From the fitbit.com dashboard, click the gear icon User-added image > your device name.
    2. Under Auto-Exercise Recognition, for each exercise adjust the duration or select Ignored to turn off automatic exercise recognition.

Note that you can change how your activity is labeled in your exercise history. For example, your device might detect a walk, but you can edit your exercise history to record a hike. For more information, see How do I add, edit, or delete Fitbit data and activities?

What are active minutes on my Fitbit device?

Your device awards active minutes User-added image when an activity is more strenuous than a regular walk, which includes everything from a brisk walk to a weight circuit or a run. 

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For more information, see What are active minutes?

What is my Fitbit hourly activity goal?

An hourly activity goal  helps you keep moving throughout the day. To start, your goal is to take at least 250 steps per hour (which equals a few minutes of walking) from 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., 7 days a week. You can adjust the hours that you track your goal and receive reminders to move. 

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For more information, see What should I know about my Fitbit hourly activity goal?

What is my weekly exercise goal in the Fitbit app?

A weekly exercise goal help you stay active. The American Heart Association recommendations 30 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity at least 5 days per week (source). To start, your goal is 5 days per week, but you can track your goal 1 to 7 days per week. Any exercise that your device records counts toward your goal.

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To change your goal, see How do I track my health and fitness goals with the Fitbit app? 

Can I change my activity goal on my Fitbit device?

To start, your primary goal is 10,000 steps per day. When you hit this goal, your device vibrates, and a celebration appears on the screen. Choose to increase or decrease your step goal, or to change your goal to active minutes or calories burned. You can also set goals in other areas such as sleep and hydration. 

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To change your goal, see How do I track my health and fitness goals with the Fitbit app? 

Can I add an activity manually to my Fitbit account?

If you forgot to wear your device, manually log activities in the Fitbit app. For more information, see How do I add, edit, or delete Fitbit data and activities?

How can I make sure that my Fitbit activity is tracked accurately?

Make sure that you wear your device correctly and that the personal information you entered in to your Fitbit account is correct. For more information, see How does my Fitbit device calculate my daily activity?

Can I share my activity stats with others?

Choose to share your core stats, workout details, and other accomplishments.

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For more information, see About the Fitbit app.

How do I change from kilojoules to calories or kilometers to miles on my Fitbit device?

Change your units of measurement in the Fitbit app. For more information, see How do I change the units of measurement on my Fitbit device?
Last updated: December 5, 2019
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