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How do I install and manage apps on my Fitbit watch?

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Your Fitbit watch comes preloaded with a variety of apps including Alarms, Music, and Exercise. From the home screen, swipe left to see the apps currently installed. You can install additional apps using the Fitbit App Gallery. If you have trouble setting up an app, see How do I set up and troubleshoot apps on my Fitbit watch?

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What types of apps are available through the Fitbit App Gallery?

Accessed through the Fitbit app, the Fitbit App Gallery is where you find and install new apps for your watch. The App Gallery offers apps to address a variety of health, fitness, timekeeping, and everyday needs. For example, the Weather app allows you to check your local weather on your wrist. Additional apps are added periodically to the App Gallery, so check back often to find new apps. To learn more about developing apps for the App Gallery, see How do I develop new apps for the Fitbit App Gallery?

Are apps free to download?

All apps and clock faces in the Fitbit App Gallery are free to download. However, some apps and clock faces require a paid subscription service (such as Pandora and Deezer) or a one-time activation fee (to a developer). If a developer requires an activation fee, you may see a message in the app or clock face description:
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For these apps and clock faces, the developer will process and provide instructions for payment. Many developers use the third party service KiezelPay to accept payment for their app or clock face. For more information, see KiezelPay’s FAQ.

How do I add apps to my Fitbit watch?

Up to 39 apps can be installed on your watch at a time. Your watch must be connected to Wi-Fi in order for some apps to install or update. For instructions on connecting your watch to Wi-Fi, see How do I connect my Fitbit watch to Wi-Fi?

To install an app:
  1. With your watch nearby, on the Fitbit app dashboard, tap or click the Account icon () > your device image.
  2. Tap or click Apps > All Apps.
  3. Browse the available apps. When you find the one you want to install, tap or click it.
  4. Tap or click Install.
  5. Some apps require certain permissions in order to work properly, such as access to the internet or the ability to run in the background. Review these requested permissions and tap or click Install to add the app to your watch. Note that some permissions can cause your phone to use more data. If you decide at a later time that you don’t want an app to have certain permissions, you can adjust these permissions later.
To see these steps in action, watch the following video (English only):

How do I remove apps from my Fitbit watch?

You can remove many of the apps installed on your watch, although some apps, such as Today and Settings, can't be removed.

To remove an app:
  1. With your watch nearby, on the Fitbit app dashboard, tap or click the Account icon () > your device image.
  2. Tap or click Apps.
  3. In the list of apps installed on your watch, find the app you want to remove and tap or click it. You may have to scroll down to see some of the apps.
  4. Tap or click the app > Remove.

How do I reorder apps on my Fitbit watch?

Apps are shown in groups of 4 per screen on your watch.

To change the placement of an app:
  1. On your watch, swipe to the left until you see the app you want to move.
  2. Press and hold the app until it increases slightly in size.
  3. Drag the app to a new location.

How do I update apps on my Fitbit watch?

Apps on your watch update automatically over Wi-Fi as needed. Your watch searches for updates when plugged into the charger and in range of your Wi-Fi network. To manually check for app updates:
  1. With your watch nearby, on the Fitbit app dashboard, tap or click the Account icon () > your device image.
  2. Tap or click Apps.
  3. In the list of apps installed on your watch, find the app you want to check. You may have to scroll down to see some apps. Tap or click the name of the app.
  4. If the app has a pending update, there is a pink Update button next to its name. Click it to update the app.

How do I connect my account to an app?

To use some apps on your watch, you need to create or connect an account with that company's service. If you don’t already have an account, you may need to visit that company’s website or app in order to create one.

To connect an account with an app you installed:
  1. With your watch nearby, on the Fitbit app dashboard, tap or click the Account icon () > your device image.
  2. Tap or click Apps.
  3. In the list of apps installed on your watch, find the app whose settings you want to set up. You may have to scroll down to see some apps. Tap or click the gear icon (User-added image) next to the app.
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions to log in to your account.

How do I adjust the settings of apps and clock faces?

Many apps include options to adjust the notifications, allow certain permissions, and customize what it displays. Note that turning off any app permissions might cause the app to stop functioning.

To access these settings:
  1. With your watch nearby, on the Fitbit app dashboard, tap or click the Account icon () > your device image.
  2. Tap Apps or Clock Faces.
  3. Find the app or clock face whose settings you want to change. You may have to scroll down to see some apps. Tap or click the gear icon (User-added image).
  4. Tap or click Back when you are done making changes.
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Last updated: December 17, 2018
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