Fitbit devices come in so many models, shapes, colors, and designs! There's even a stylish Tory Burch collection for the fashionistas out there! So firstly, start by figuring out exactly which Fitbit model is right for you.
For simple step, calorie, and distance tracking, you may want to consider the Fitbit Zip. This is a basic clip-on tracker that you can place on your shoe or collar. If you need a clip that does a bit more than the Zip model, then the Fitbit One would be your choice. The Fitbit Flex and Charge, on the other hand, are more advanced, are worn on the wrist (or as a necklace if you go for a Tory Burch Flex collection) and can track not only steps, calories, and distance, but also your sleep. Finally, the Charge HR and Surge can monitor your heartbeat, in addition to all the other features. These trackers also have a sophisticated display, text notifications, and even built-in GPS tracking.
Using a Fitbit is simple. All you have to do is wear it! It'll automatically track all the data which you can then sync manually to a Fitbit program on your computer or automatically via Bluetooth to your smartphone. Keep in mind that now and then a software update may become available for your Fitbit, so be sure to install it as needed to keep your Fitbit operating just as it should.
Fitbit makes staying active fun by giving you the option to partake in all kinds of different Fitbit challenges. For example, you can compete with friends and family to see who can get the most steps per day, over the weekend, or from Monday through Friday. It's a great way to motivate yourself further and enjoy some friendly competition! But if your friends prefer other fitness devices, you can still take advantage of highly motivational and fun contests by connecting to them on platforms, such as inKin.
Adding friends on Fitbit is easy with your smartphone. Just make sure you have the Fitbit app downloaded; then, tap the "friends" tab in the main menu and tap the plus sign on the screen. From there, you can add Fitbit friends via your phone contacts, Facebook, or email. You and your friends can then share your badges earned and steps per day. There's even a fun "cheer" and "taunt" feature that you can use to encourage (or annoy) your friends!
If you have questions about your Fitbit or need assistance, the Fitbit.com website has all kinds of great resources. They're known for having excellent customer service, whether you have a quick question or are having a problem with your device. Simply call them or send an email for a prompt response.
Once you have a Fitbit, you'll also be able to join the online Fitbit community. Here, you can find new friends to follow using the Fitbit app and post questions to the forum. A lot of people use the Fitbit forum as a means of getting questions about their device answered in addition to staying motivated and on top of their goals.
One relatively common problem that Fitbits can run into is that the device is not syncing. This can be frustrating when you want your data to upload from your tracker to your smartphone! When this happens, there are several steps you can follow:
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