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Fitbit Coach provides personalized video workouts on your phone or computer.

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Is my device compatible with Fitbit Coach?

Choose a section below depending on whether you prefer to download the Fitbit Coach app or use the Fitbit Coach website.
  • Fitbit Coach app
    The Fitbit Coach app is available on these devices:
    • iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices running iOS 10 or later
    • Android devices running OS 5.0 (Lollipop) or later
    • Microsoft Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL phones
    • Laptops, PCs, and tablets running Windows 10 version 1703 or later
    • Xbox One, Xbox One S, and Xbox One X running version 1709 or later
    You must have a constant internet connection to play the workout sessions. We recommend using Wi-Fi instead of your cellular data. For optimal performance, make sure your device has at least 1GB of free space available. Laptops and PCs should have at least 4GB RAM.
  • Fitbit Coach website
    Fitbit Coach is available at https://coach.fitbit.com/ on computers with:
    1. 2 GB RAM
    2. A 2 GHz processor
    3. Google Chrome (recommended), Mozilla Firefox, Safari (OS X), or Microsoft Edge
    4. A constant internet connection

Is Fitbit Coach free?

Download the Fitbit Coach app from the Apple App Store, Google Play Store, and Microsoft Store free of charge. Fitbit Coach workouts can also be accessed at https://coach.fitbit.com/. Basic (free) members receive access to 1 personalized program and a selection of additional audio and video workouts. You must have a Fitbit Coach Premium subscription to unlock more programs, unlimited workouts, and additional features. For more information on purchasing a subscription, see How do I purchase, manage, or cancel a Fitbit Coach Premium subscription?

Do I need a Fitbit device to use Fitbit Coach?

You don’t need a Fitbit device to use Fitbit Coach. If you don’t have a Fitbit account, you’ll be prompted to create one when you open Fitbit Coach for the first time. By connecting a Fitbit account with Fitbit Coach, workouts show up automatically in your Fitbit exercise history. Fitbit Ionic and Fitbit Versa customers can access select workouts directly from their watch. For more information on using the Coach app on Ionic, see How do I use the Coach app on my watch?

How do I get started with Fitbit Coach?

Download the Fitbit Coach app or navigate to https://coach.fitbit.com/ and create your Fitbit account. This account works in the app and on the website and syncs your progress between both platforms. Choose the trainer you’d like to use and take the Fit Test. You’re asked to rate the difficulty of each move, which helps personalize workouts.

After completing the Fit Test, choose a program to start. A program is a themed group of workouts tailored to your fitness level and ability. Basic members have access to the Get Moving program and can complete 1 personalized workout each week, while members with a Premium subscription have 3 additional programs to choose from and receive unlimited workouts. You can change your program at any time. Program progress is saved, so you can pick up where you left off.

To supplement your program, you can access additional audio and video workouts. These workouts don’t adapt to feedback, so they may be too easy or difficult depending on your experience level. To access workouts, tap the menu icon (User-added image) > Workouts (iOS) or tap the Workouts tab (Android, Windows 10, Xbox, and coach.fitbit.com). Audio workouts are only available in the Fitbit Coach app, as they’re designed to be listened to during outdoor walks, runs, or on the treadmill. Currently, audio workouts are available in English.

How do I connect other apps with my Fitbit Coach account?

Fitbit Coach supports integration with Fitbit, Facebook, and Health (iOS devices only) to track your progress and share your accomplishments with friends. To connect Fitbit Coach with another app, choose a section below.
  • Fitbit Coach App
    1. In the Fitbit Coach app, select the menu icon (User-added image) > Settings > Services.
    2. Choose the app you would like to connect to Fitbit Coach and follow the on-screen instructions to link the accounts.
  • Fitbit Coach Website
    1. Log in to your account at coach.fitbit.com.
    2. Click your name in the navigation bar at the top of the screen.
    3. Click Settings.
    4. Scroll down to Connected Accounts.
    5. Click Connect on the app you would like to connect to Fitbit Coach and follow the on-screen instructions to link the accounts.

How do I modify my workouts?

After each move or workout, you’re asked to rate its difficulty and how well you kept up. Fitbit Coach tailors the difficulty and intensity of future workouts based on your feedback. To learn how to skip or redo a particular move, choose a section below.
  • Fitbit Coach App
    To skip a move, tap or click the screen (press the A button on Xbox) and press the skip icon (User-added image). To restart a move, press the back icon (User-added image).
  • Fitbit Coach Website
    To skip a move, move your cursor onto the window if you do not see the navigation bar at the bottom and click the skip icon (User-added image). To restart a move, click the back icon (User-added image).

How do I turn off move feedback in the Fitbit Coach app?

You can provide feedback on the difficulty of exercises as you go, or rate every exercise at the end of your workout. 

To rate the exercises at the end of your workout:

  1. In the Fitbit Coach app, tap Profile ().
  2. Tap the Settings icon () > Personal Settings.
  3. Turn on the Remove Move Feedback option.

How can I stream Fitbit Coach workouts to my TV?

To more easily follow your Fitbit Coach video workout, stream the workout from your phone to a TV. For instructions, choose a section below.
  • iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
    Use AirPlay or AirPlay Mirroring to stream content to your Apple TV or other AirPlay-enabled device. To learn more, see Apple’s help article.
  • Android phone
    Use Chromecast to play your workout on a TV. To learn more, see Google’s help article.
  • Windows 10 device
    Use Miracast to play your workout on a TV or other supported device. To learn more, see Microsoft's help article.

How do I change the music or audio during a workout?

Customize the music, coaching volume, and rep ticks for your workouts.

Music

Fitbit Coach has music designed specifically for your workouts. If you want to change it, choose a section below.
  • iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
    1. From the workout preview screen, tap the music icon (User-added image).
    2. Choose from the Premium Music Stations (Premium subscribers only) or select Coaching Only if you want to listen to music from a different app.
    3. To listen to music from a different app, such as Pandora, Spotify, or Music, open that app, start your music, and then return to the Fitbit Coach app.
  • Android phone
    1. From the workout preview screen, tap the music icon (User-added image).
    2. Choose from the Premium Music Stations (Premium subscribers only) or tap the Other tab > Mute Radio if you want to listen to music from a different app.
    3. To listen to music from a different app, such as Pandora, Spotify, or Music, open that app, start your music, and then return to the Fitbit Coach app.
  • Windows 10 device or Xbox
    1. From the workout preview screen, select the music icon (User-added image).
    2. Choose from the Premium Music Stations (Premium subscribers only) or press the pause button if you want to listen to music from a different source.
    3. To listen to music from a different source, such as iTunes, Windows Media Player, or a streaming service, start your music in that program, and then resume your Fitbit Coach workout.
  • Fitbit Coach Website
    1. While in a workout, click the name of the song currently playing in the upper-right corner.
    2. Choose from the Premium Music Stations (Premium subscribers only) or click the pause button if you want to listen to music from a different source.
    3. To listen to music from a different source, such as iTunes, Windows Media Player, or a streaming service, start your music in that program, and then resume your Fitbit Coach workout.

Rep Ticks

Rep ticks can be used to keep you on pace. For instructions on how to turn them on or off, choose a section below.
  • iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
    1. Tap the menu icon (User-added image).
    2. Tap Personal Settings.
    3. Turn Play rep ticks on or off.
  • Android phone
    1. Tap Profile.
    2. Tap the gear icon (User-added image).
    3. Scroll down to Rep Ticks and turn the option on or off.
  • Windows 10 device or Xbox
    1. Select the settings tab icon (User-added image).
    2. Select Personal Settings.
    3. Turn Rep ticks on or off.
  • Fitbit Coach Website
    1. Log in to your account at https://coach.fitbit.com/.
    2. Click your name in the navigation bar at the top of the screen.
    3. Click Settings.
    4. Scroll down to Sessions.
    5. Turn Rep ticks on or off.

What is a Fitbit Coach Premium subscription?

With your Fitbit Coach Premium subscription, access unlimited personalized workouts, the full library of programs and workouts, and additional features. For more information on purchasing a subscription, see How do I purchase, manage, or cancel a Fitbit Coach Premium subscription?

How do I earn badges with Fitbit Coach?

Earn badges for your progress and achievements. See your badges from your profile. Tap or click a badge to learn more about it or share it with your friends. Note that you can't view badges from the Windows 10 or Xbox app.

How do I view live heart rate data during a workout?

If you have a Fitbit device that tracks your heart rate and a Windows 10 device with the Fitbit app installed, you can view live heart rate data when using the Fitbit Coach app on Windows 10 or Xbox. For instructions, see Can I view live heart rate data in the Fitbit Coach app?

How can I tell which muscle groups each workout targets?

View information about the muscle groups targeted during each workout in the Windows 10, Xbox app, or from the Fitbit Coach website. From the workout preview screen, select a move to see which muscle groups it targets. For a summary of the muscle groups you targeted in past workouts, select the profile tab icon (User-added image) and check the bar graph. Longer bars represent muscle groups you target more often.

Why is there a percentage shown during treadmill workouts?

During the active section of treadmill workouts, the recommended incline is shown as a percentage. Set your treadmill to the incline shown to adjust the difficulty of the workout. Set the incline back to 0% during the recovery section.
Last updated: October 29, 2018
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