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

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Your Fitbit device comes preloaded with a variety of apps including Alarms, Weather, and Exercise. From the clock screen, swipe left to see the apps currently installed. 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 device?

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

Find and install new apps for your device in the Fitbit App Gallery, which you access from the Fitbit app. 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 dev.fitbit.com.

Are apps free to download to my Fitbit device?

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, Spotify, 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. You'll see a message on your Fitbit device asking you to visit a website and enter a code. For more information, see KiezelPay’s FAQ. If you decide not to purchase a paid clock face and want to remove the message, change your clock face. For more information, see How do I change the clock face on my Fitbit device?

How do I add apps to my Fitbit device?

Customize Fitbit Charge 4 and Fitbit watches with apps.

On Fitbit Ionic and Fitbit Versa series, note the following:
  • Up to 39 apps can be installed on your watch at a time.
  • Some devices must be connected to Wi-Fi 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 device nearby, in the Fitbit app, tap the Today tab User-added image > your profile picture > your device image.
  2. Tap Apps > All Apps.
  3. Browse the available apps. When you find the one you want to install, tap it.
  4. Tap 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 Install to add the app to your device. 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.

How do I remove apps from my Fitbit device?

Note that some apps, such as Today and Settings, can't be removed.

To remove an app:
  1. With your watch nearby, in the Fitbit app, tap the Today tab User-added image > your profile picture > your device image.
  2. Tap Apps.
  3. In the list of apps installed on your watch, find the app you want to remove and tap it. You may have to swipe up to see some of the apps.
  4. Tap the app > Remove.

How do I connect my Fitbit account to an app?

To use some apps on your device, 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 device nearby, in the Fitbit app, tap the Today tab User-added image > your profile picture > your device image.
  2. Tap Apps.
  3. In the list of apps installed on your device, 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 manage apps on my Fitbit Ionic or Fitbit Versa series watch? 

How do I reorder apps on my Fitbit device?

Apps are shown in groups of 4 per screen on your Fitbit 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?

Watches that connect to Wi-Fi automatically update apps as needed, when plugged into the charger and in range of a saved Wi-Fi network. You can manually check for app updates in the Fitbit app at any time. To update apps on Versa Lite, you must manually check for updates in the Fitbit app.

To manually check for app updates:
  1. With your watch nearby, in the Fitbit app, tap the Today tab User-added image > your profile picture > your device image.
  2. Tap Apps.
  3. If an app has a pending update, you'll see a pink Update button next to its name. Tap it to update the app.

How do I adjust the settings of apps and clock faces on my Fitbit device?

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 device nearby, in the Fitbit app, tap the Today tab User-added image > your profile picture > your device image.
  2. Tap Apps or Clock Faces.
  3. Tap the app or clock face whose settings you want to change. You may have to swipe up to see some apps.
  4. Tap Settings or Permissions.
  5. Tap Back or Details when you're done making changes.
Last updated: April 6, 2020
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