How do I use Fitbit MobileTrack?
MobileTrack helps you keep track of your stats when you leave your Fitbit device at home.
MobileTrack lets you use the Fitbit app without a Fitbit device by using your phone's sensors to track basic activity data including steps, distance, and calories burned. MobileTrack does not track floors, sleep, or active minutes. In addition to activity tracking, you also have access to other app features such as:
- Food tracking
- Weight tracking
- Setting fitness goals
- Adding friends
- Friends leaderboard
- Cheering, taunting, and messaging friends
To get started, download the Fitbit app from the Apple App Store, Google Play Store, or Microsoft Store, and tap Join Fitbit. When asked which tracker you're setting up, choose Just the app and follow the MobileTrack instructions.
If you already have a Fitbit account:
- Log into the Fitbit app and tap the Today tab > your profile picture.
- Tap the option to set up a new device, and follow the MobileTrack instructions.
Low-power step sensors inside your phone track your steps and send the data to the Fitbit app.
Your distance is estimated by your stride length. By default, stride length is calculated using your height and sex. If you feel that your distance estimate isn't accurate, you can adjust your stride length by following the instructions in How does my Fitbit device calculate my daily activity?
MobileTrack estimates your number of calories burned based on your BMR (Basal Metabolic Rate), which is calculated using the height, weight, age, and sex you provided when setting up your Fitbit account. For more information, see How does my Fitbit device calculate my daily activity?
Yes. Once you set up MobileTrack, your phone tracks your steps regardless of whether you're logged into the app. Log in to the app when you want to see your progress.
Your phone always stores data for the last seven days (including today). If you do not have an internet connection for weeks or even months, your phone will store your data until you connect to the internet and sync your data.
When you open the Fitbit app, your phone's data automatically syncs with the app.
No. Phone manufacturers haven't suggested that the location of the phone affects step count.