Why can't I update my Fitbit device?

Occasionally a firmware update will start and stop or otherwise fail.

Note: Don't factory reset your Fitbit device unless directed to by Customer Support.

Having trouble updating Fitbit Versa Lite Edition?

If you can’t update Fitbit Versa Lite Edition, check the firmware version on your watch:

  1. Open the Settings app on your watch > About.
  2. If the number under Version is 38.6.1.1, attach your watch to the charging cable and plug the charging cable into a USB port on your computer before you begin the update.
  3. Keep your Fitbit device close to your phone or tablet to complete the update.
  4. In a few days, you’ll receive another prompt to update your watch. At that point, you can update as normal without plugging your watch into a computer.

If your watch’s current firmware version is different, or you continue to have trouble, follow the troubleshooting steps in the Ionic & Versa series section below.