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How do I set up my tracker using the Fitbit app for Android?

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You can use the Fitbit app to set up a tracker with your new or existing Fitbit account. After setup, your tracker will sync its data with the Fitbit app, allowing you to view your stats, log food, and more.

Unlike standard Bluetooth devices such as headsets, your Fitbit tracker must be set up directly through the Fitbit app and not through the Bluetooth settings on your Android device. You will not see your tracker when you look at the list of Bluetooth devices connected to your Android device. If you do try to set up your tracker using Bluetooth instead of the Fitbit app, you'll receive an error that says "Incorrect Pin or Password Error."

Creating an account and setting up your new tracker

If you're new to Fitbit, complete the following steps:

  1. Open the Fitbit app.
  2. Tap Join Fitbit.
  3. Choose your tracker.
  4. Tap Set up.
  5. Enter your name, email address, and chosen password and tap Next.
  6. Enter your basic profile information and tap Save. This information is used to calculate your basal metabolic rate (BMR), which helps determine your calorie count for activities.
  7. Follow the onscreen instructions to continue.
  8. If you're having trouble, see I'm having trouble setting up the Fitbit app for Android.

Replacing a tracker or adding another tracker to the same account

If you already have a Fitbit account and want to replace your existing tracker with a new one, or if you want to add an additional tracker to your account, complete the following steps:

  1. Open the Fitbit app.
  2. Tap the menu button.
  3. Choose Devices.
  4. Tap Set up New Device.
  5. Choose your tracker and follow the onscreen instructions to continue.
  6. If you're having trouble, see I'm having trouble setting up using the Fitbit app for Android.

Once your tracker is set up, it will sync with the Fitbit app for Android every time you open the app. If you've had the app open for a while and want to initiate a new sync, tap the Menu icon, tap the Devices, and then tap your tracker to see an option for syncing immediately.

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Last updated: July 20, 2015
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