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How do I get started with Fitbit Charge 3?

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Check out this guide for everything you need to get the most out of Charge 3.

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Learn how to charge, turn on, and sync Charge 3.

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Turn on and charge your device. To set up Charge 3, first connect it to the charging cable. 

For more information, see How do I charge my Fitbit device?


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Connect your device. Next, create or log in to your Fitbit account and connect your tracker. 

For more information, see How do I set up my Fitbit device?

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Automatically sync. Charge 3 syncs your data with the Fitbit app throughout the day. Open the app to see your exercise history, check your sleep stages, log food, and more.

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Learn about Charge 3 features and apps.

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See your stats. Swipe up on the clock face to see your all-day stats, including steps, heart rate, active minutes, and more.

For more information, see How do I navigate my Fitbit device's screen?


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Never miss a notification. See your phone, text, calendar, and app notifications on your tracker.

For more information, see How do I get notifications from my phone on my Fitbit device?

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Change your clock face. Match your tracker to your style by picking from a variety of clock faces.

For more information, see How do I change the clock face on my Fitbit device?

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Set an alarm. Snooze and dismiss alarms from your wrist with the Alarms app. Set alarms in the Fitbit app.

For more information, see How do I manage alarms on my Fitbit device?


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Take a breather. Choose a 2-minute or 5-minute guided breathing session to find moments of calm throughout the day with the Relax app. 

For more information, see What should I know about the Relax app on my Fitbit device?

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Learn how to maximize your activity with Charge 3.

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Get up and step. Charge 3 helps you reach an hourly goal of 250 steps by nudging you at 10 minutes before the hour is over. 

For more information, see What is a reminder to move?


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Customize your exercises. Choose from over 15 exercise types—like run, swim, bike, and yoga— to track your favorite workouts. You can also customize settings for various exercises, including connected GPS and interval durations. 

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

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Track your workouts. Use the Exercise app on Charge 3 to start and stop a workout, see real-time stats, and get an exercise summary when you’re done. 

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


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Set exercise goals.  Choose an exercise, enter your goal—such as time, distance, or calories—and get moving. Charge 3 will vibrate and the screen will flash when you reach your goal. 

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

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Let SmartTrack have your back. Your tracker automatically detects and records activities at least 15 minutes long. Open the Fitbit app to see your stats and change how your activity is labeled. 

For more information, see How do I track exercise and activity with my Fitbit device?
To learn more about your tracker, see the Fitbit Charge 3 manual.
Last updated: April 29, 2020
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