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What's changed in the latest Fitbit OS update?

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Updates to Fitbit OS provide new features, improvements, and bug fixes for your Fitbit watch.

Fitbit OS 4.1

What's new? 

What's changed?

Exercise app

  • We updated the design of the Exercise app User-added image
  • We changed the way you start an exercise.
  • You can now track 20 exercises from your Wrist. 

For more information, see How do I track my workouts with my Fitbit device?

Always-on Display (Versa 2 only)

  • Certain clock faces now come with Always-on Display modes.
  • Turn your wrist to wake the screen and show your primary clock face.

 For more information, see How do I see the time on my Fitbit device?

Alexa (Versa 2 only)

  • On Fitbit Versa 2, you can now use the Fitbit skill to ask Alexa to open the Exercise app User-added image and start a workout for you. These commands are currently available in English and German.
  • You now access Alexa through the Alexa app User-added image on Versa 2. 

For more information, see How do I set up or remove the Fitbit Skill for Alexa? and How do I use Alexa on my Fitbit Versa 2?

What's fixed?

This release includes other bug fixes and improvements.

Fitbit OS 4.0.2

This release includes other bug fixes and improvements.

Fitbit OS 4.0.1

To update Versa Lite Edition, leave on all-day sync and let the Fitbit app run in the background on your phone. When the update is ready, you’ll see a notification in the Fitbit app. For more information, see How do I update my Fitbit device?

For Ionic and Versa, we recommend updating your watch over Wi-Fi. For more information, see How do I update my Fitbit device?

What's fixed

This release includes bug fixes and improvements.

Fitbit OS 3.0

What's new

You can now set exercise goals for time, distance, or calories in the Exercise app on your Fitbit device. For more information, see How do I track my workouts with my Fitbit device?

Fitbit Today 

We updated the stats available in Fitbit Today and you can now log information right on your wrist. With Fitbit Today updates you can:
  • Customize the stats you see. For more information, see About Fitbit Ionic and About Fitbit Versa.
  • See additional stats including sleep, weight, water intake, and badges.
  • Log your water intake and weight right from your wrist. 

What’s changed

  • You can now keep your clock screen turned on for up to 60 seconds.
  • The stopwatch now stays open on your screen while in use.
  • Notifications now automatically wake your device.
  • Customers in Taiwan can now add iPASS or co-branded credit cards to Charge 3. For more information, see How do I use iPASS with my Fitbit device?

What’s fixed

This release includes other bug fixes and improvements.

Fitbit OS 2.2

What’s new

  • When you’re downloading multiple playlists, you can now see the download progress of each playlist. 
  • Your Fitbit watch automatically connects to your most recently paired, available headphones when you play music. For more information, see How do I connect Bluetooth audio devices to my Fitbit watch?
  • Your alarms and timers now alert you even when your Fitbit device is locked. 

What’s fixed

This release includes other bug fixes and improvements.

Fitbit OS 2.1.1

This release includes bug fixes and improvements.

Fitbit OS 2.1

What’s New

Introducing quick replies. Send customized responses to text messages and messages from select messaging apps with your Fitbit watch. Note that this feature is currently only available on watches paired to an Android phone. For more information, see How do I respond to messages with my Fitbit watch?

What’s fixed 

This release includes other bug fixes and improvements.

Fitbit OS 2.0

What’s New

Fitbit Today

Introducing Fitbit Today, an updated on-device dashboard that keeps you informed about all of your health and fitness data. Receive action-oriented and personalized content with daily and weekly health and fitness stats, historical activity, exercise summaries, and tips and tricks for using the Fitbit platform. Swipe up from the clock face to open the Fitbit Today dashboard. 

Ionic users, your daily stats have moved from the Today app to Fitbit Today.

Music

You can now add Deezer playlists to your Fitbit watch. For more information, see How do I listen to Deezer playlists on my Fitbit watch?

What’s Changed

Fitbit Watch Interface

We made some updates to the way you interact with your Fitbit watch:

  • To see your notifications, swipe down from the clock face or press and hold the top button. 
  • To see your stats and current battery level, swipe up from the clock face. 
  • To access music controls, payments, and the quick settings screen, press and hold the back button. 
  • Access your music controls all on one screen. 
  • We’ve changed the order of some of the apps on your watch.

To learn more about these changes, open the Tips app on your watch and follow the tutorial.

Fitbit Coach

Fitbit OS 1.2

Feature Update

We improved the way we track your distance when you’re tracking a run with GPS.

What's Fixed

  • We fixed an issue where some customers’ clocks didn’t update after switching time zones. 
  • ​We fixed an issue where some customers experienced syncing issues after interrupting clock face installation.
  • We fixed an issue where some customers noticed the Exercise app crashed after double tapping an exercise.
  • This release also includes bug fixes and stability improvements.

Fitbit OS 1.1

New Features

This release delivers a more personalized experience for Fitbit Ionic customers. Read on for details.

New apps and clock faces

This Fitbit OS update provides access to new apps and clock faces from Fitbit, Fitbit Labs, popular brands, and developers. The apps span a range of categories such as Flipboard, The New York Times, and Yelp. New apps and clock faces will be added frequently. Browse the available apps in the Fitbit App Gallery.

For more information, see How do I install and manage apps on my Fitbit watch?

Fitbit Labs

We’re introducing Fitbit Labs, which develops experimental apps and clock faces for Ionic. Install an app or clock face to motivate you to stay active, help track and interpret your behavior, and provide intelligent feedback. Choose to adopt a virtual pet and use your steps to keep them fed and happy with one of the FitPet interactive clock faces, or install the Think Fast app and test your ability to rapidly and accurately switch between tasks. Check back often for new apps.

For more information, see What is Fitbit Labs?

Fitbit Pay

Now you can add up to 6 credit and debit cards to Fitbit Pay on Ionic and choose which card you want to use for each transaction. When you’re ready to pay, swipe right on your watch’s screen to scroll through your cards.

Note this feature is coming soon to the Fitbit app for Windows 10.

For more information, see What should I know about Fitbit Pay?

Fixes and Improvements

This release includes other bug fixes and improvements.
Last updated: December 5, 2019
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