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However, you don't need a smartphone to use a Fitbit! You can monitor your progress on a computer instead. All you have to do is install Fitbit Connect — a free software app that syncs your Fitbit data to your personal computer.
Here's how to set up Fitbit Connect on your Mac or PC.
To sync your Fitbit tracker to a Mac, insert your Fitbit wireless dongle into your Mac's USB port. Place your tracker within 20 feet of the dongle. Then click on the Fitbit Connect icon.
Your Fitbit won’t connect to your computer simply through the charging cable. The Fitbit Dongle enables a Bluetooth connection through any PC. That allows your device to transfer data to your computer, just like it does for your smartphone or tablet.
That depends on whether your computer supports Bluetooth connections, and what version of Bluetooth it supports. If your computer supports Bluetooth LE 4.0, then you can sync your Fitbit without a dongle.
On a Mac, you can check your Bluetooth version by clicking the Apple logo in the upper left corner of your menu bar. Go to About this Mac > More Info > System report > Bluetooth > LMP version.
In Windows, you can check your Bluetooth version by clicking your Control Panel. Go to Device Manager > Bluetooth. If you see Bluetooth LE Enumerator, then your computer supports Bluetooth LE 4.0
You have two ways to find the Fitbit Connect app on your Mac: click the 'Launchpad' icon on the lower left side of your screen, and search for the Fitbit connect icon. Alternately, open the Finder window, and look for 'Fitbit Connect' in the Applications folder.
The Fitbit Connect icon looks like this:
Click on the icon to open the Fitbit Connect app. From there, you'll see a window pop up that gives you two options: 'Set Up A New Fitbit Device' or 'Sync Now.'
Click 'Sync Now.' Once Fitbit Connect finds your tracker, it will sync your data!
To sync your Fitbit tracker to a PC, insert the Fitbit wireless dongle into your PC's USB port. Place your tracker within 20 feet of the dongle. Then, look for the Fitbit Connect icon in the lower right corner of your PC screen, or open the app by clicking 'All Programs,' then 'Fitbit Connect.'
Right click the icon, and select 'Sync Now.' Once Fitbit Connect finds your tracker, it will sync your data!
Once you've set up Fitbit Connect on your computer, you can sync your tracker anytime! If the Fitbit USB dongle is plugged into your computer, and your device is within 20 feet of your computer, your tracker will sync its data to your computer every 15 minutes.
To sync a Fitbit Blaze to your computer, connect the tracker to one end of the charging cable, and plug the other end of the cable into your computer's USB port.
To confirm that your tracker syncs to your computer, log in to your Fitbit account and click the gear icon at the top right of the dashboard. Next to your tracker, you'll see a timestamp for when the tracker last synced.
If you're having trouble syncing your tracker to your Mac or PC, try these tips:
If you have a Fitbit Charge HR, update its firmware to the latest version. To find your firmware version, log into your Fitbit account and click the gear icon in the top right corner. Click 'Settings,' then 'Devices.' The version number will appear when you click your tracker. If your firmware isn't up to date, restart your tracker.
If you keep having problems with your Charge HR, you're not alone. Fitbit is well aware of the Charge HR's technical issues, and they're working on a fix!
Still having trouble? Here’s how you can set up Fitbit Connect with the most popular Fitbit devices.
Problems with the Fitbit Charge HR might be related to an out-of-date firmware. You can check your Charge HR firmware version by clicking on the gear icon in your Fitbit account. Then, go to Settings > Devices. It will tell you if you have updated to the most recent version. To install the latest version, simply restart your Charge HR.
You actually do not need the dongle in order to use sync the Fitbit Blaze with Fitbit Connect. According to Fitbit, you can still connect the Blaze to your computer so long as:
It will sync directly through the charging cable.
Some users have reported Bluetooth interference problems with the Fitbit One. To sync the Fitbit One, try to remove all Bluetooth devices (phones, tablets, other computers, etc.) from the room before you attempt to sync the device to your computer.
To view your activity data, just go to www.fitbit.com and log in. From your dashboard, you can view your stats and share your activity with friends and family. You'll also be able to view your sleep data, which will be displayed in an easy-to-read chart that you can click for more info.
If you want to track your fitness on the go, remember that you can download the Fitbit app on your phone at any time — but you'll have to pair your device to your phone. Follow these steps.
Now that you're connected, it's time to get moving! Which Fitbit do you use? Tell us in the comments below!