If your 2020 resolution is to get fitter and lead a more active lifestyle, then a good investment to help you achieve your goals is a fitness tracker like Fitbit. This versatile watch and tracker are powerful tools that not only count your steps, but also allow you to set goals, train with friends, count calories and more!
Before you can use your Fitbit, you need to set it up and pair it with your device. Here is a very simple step-by-step guide to prepare your Fitbit.
Make sure you fully charge your Fitbit before setting it up. Sometimes they are partially charged right out of the box, but it is always better to make sure that the battery is full. If the Fitbit dies in the middle of the setup, you have to start all over again.
Download the app
Once your Fitbit is loaded, download the Fitbit app. You can do this on your phone or tablet. It is available for Android or iOS, so all you have to do is go to the App Store of your choice.
The software is also available for Windows 10 or Windows 8.1. Fitbit Connect also works for Mac, so you don’t need to look at a MacBook swap
Register and log in
After installing the Fitbit app, you need to create an account. During setup, you will be asked what type of Fitbit you have, so choose your model from the menu to configure it.
Enter your email address and password, then enter your contact information, including name, birthday, height, weight and gender. When you are done, click on “Create an account” and accept the terms and conditions.
After creating your account, you can sync and pair your Fitbit. To do this, you authorize the application to find your tracker. Once it does, a 4-digit code will be sent to your Fitbit, which you will need to type into the app.
Define Your Goals
Once you’ve created an account and linked your Fitbit, it’s time to set goals. Fitbit provides you with basic instructions on the goals that you program in the device. Decide what is most important and what you usually use the Fitbit for.
Key goals include managing your weight, eating better, or improving your sleep. After selecting one of these goals, Fitbit will help you further highlight what you want to do. This includes, in particular, setting a daily step goal, a monthly weight loss goal or a target number of hours of deep sleep per night.
Finalize and start
You’re almost done! The last thing you need to do before embarking on your journey to a better lifestyle is to check if you are satisfied with Fitbit’s factory settings or if you want to adjust them. For example, if you know your stride length, you can put it in the advanced settings for better tracking accuracy. You can also change the unit of measurement used, the clock display and the notification settings.