Fitbit smartwatches are excellent and much cheaper alternatives to the Apple Watch. It’s reasonable to think of devices like the Sense and the Versa 3 as viable devices to use alongside the iPhone. But can you connect Fitbit devices to Apple’s smartphones? We’ll answer that and more below.
Yes, you can use Fitbit’s smartwatches and fitness trackers with most iPhones.
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Fitbit and iPhone support: what’s the story?
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Although Fitbit is now owned by Google, the company’s devices still support most iPhones. Provided the iPhone in question is running at least iOS 13.4, the two devices will happily work together. This means that if you have an iPhone 6s series or newer, you can use a Fitbit with your phone.
Connecting your Fitbit to your iPhone
- First, you need to download the Fitbit app on your iPhone. You use it to connect your Fitbit device to your phone.
- Open the Fitbit app and tap Login if you have an account, or Join Fitbit to create a new account. Fitbit will ask for your information, including height, weight, and gender, when you create a new account.
- After logging in, tap your profile icon in the top left corner, then tap + Set up a device†
- Then choose your Fitbit device. If you’ve already linked a Fitbit device to your account, the app will ask if you want to switch to your new tracker. To do this, tap the Switch to [your tracker] knob. If you don’t want to switch to a new device, you’ll need to create a new account to use the new device. Fitbit doesn’t allow the connection of two or more new devices to one account.
- The Fitbit app recommends that you place your device on the charger. To do.
- Then the app will search for your tracker. Once the tracker is found, a four digit code will appear on your tracker. Type this number into the Fitbit app on your phone.
- After that, a Bluetooth pairing request popup will appear on your iPhone. Tap Couple†
- A pop-up will follow with a notification. Tap Allow†
- Your Fitbit and iPhone are now paired.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Q: My Fitbit refuses to pair with my iPhone. What is wrong?
A: Double-check that your iPhone is running the latest version of iOS and is supported by Fitbit. Other troubleshooting steps include restarting both devices and restarting Bluetooth.
Q: Are the iPhone and Android Fitbit apps different?
A: No, these apps are identical on both platforms and offer similar functionality.
Q: Should I get a Fitbit instead of an Apple Watch?
A: If you don’t have a budget for an Apple Watch, the Sense and Versa 3 are good alternatives. Granted you won’t get that seamless Apple ecosystem functionality between watchOS and iOS, Fitbit devices arguably include better sleep tracking smarts and will go further between charges than the Apple Watch.