How to connect Fitbit to Windows computer


connect Fitbit to Windows computer

How to connect Fitbit to a computer? Check out all the steps to sync Fitbit on your desktop. This is a complete guide for you to diversify the use of your Fitbit tracker.

In addition to connecting with the cell phone, the tracker can also be configured on a computer with Windows 10 installed. The Fitbit app is also available for Windows mobile devices on this page.

However, the synchronization of Fitbit with the computer requires a specific USB adapter. The Dongle is a small device that, after being connected to a computer’s USB port, will allow you to synchronize your Fitbit tracker without the need to connect without using any wires.

The USB Dongle adapter is already included with some Fitbit trackers. But if your tracker model has a USB adapter, you can buy it online by going to this link or looking for one that is compatible with the device.

Connecting Fitbit to Windows Computer

See how to set up a wireless connection on your computer to sync Fitbit data. For this, check the steps below on how to download and install the application for free on your Windows computer.

Installing the app on Windows 10:

1. First, type “ Microsoft Store ” into the Windows 10 search box. If this is your first time downloading something from the Windows store, you will be asked to create an account.

Microsoft Store

2. Now, type “ Fitbit app ” into the search field located above the screen and press the “Enter” key to search for the app.

Fitbit app

3. Click on the image corresponding to the app and then click “ Get ” to download and install it on your computer.

4. Connect the USB adapter (Dongle), wait for the system to recognize, open the app and follow the instructions to create a Fitbit account and configure your tracker.

Note: The Fitbit Surge requires the dongle adapter to be connected. In the case of the Fitbit Blaze tracker, you need to place it on its charging cradle and then plug the other end into another USB port on your computer.

Installing the app on Windows 8.1 or below:

To sync Fitbit on a computer running versions before Windows 10, you will need to install the Fitbit Connect app. It will also allow the tracker to sync all data with the app installed on the computer.

1. Download Fitbit Connect to your computer. As in the example in the image below, make sure the “PC”  option is highlighted, and click the “ DOWNLOAD TO WINDOWS ” button.

2. Insert the adapter into a USB port on your computer. If you have a Fitbit Blaze, which does not come with the dongle adapter, we recommend that you upgrade to Windows 10 before proceeding.

3. Browse for the file (FitbitConnect_Win.exe) and double click to run it. The Fitbit Connect installer opens.

4. Click “ Continue ” to browse the installer. When prompted, select the option “ Configure a new Fitbit device ”.

5. Finally, follow the onscreen instructions to create a Fitbit account and connect your tracker.

Please note that the personal information requested during account setup is used to calculate your basal metabolic rate (BMR), which helps determine your estimated caloric expenditure. This information is private unless you access your privacy settings and choose to share age, height, or weight with Fitbit friends.

I can’t connect Fitbit to the computer (troubleshooting)

Synchronization issues are quite common on devices that use a wireless connection. This is usually because one of the devices does not meet a certain requirement. Below, you’ll find a series of things you should check to try to resolve your Fitbit not syncing.

  • The connected device contains the latest software/app installation.
  • Is the device connected to a cellular data network or via a Wi-Fi connection?
  • Are both devices Bluetooth enabled? Activate it if applicable.
  • Are there multiple devices on the same connection? This can lead to conflicting connections via Bluetooth. Remove all existing connections and test again.
  • Is the Fitbit battery low? Load it up!
  • Is the Fitbit software up to date? Update!

Tip: Disable your phone’s Bluetooth to see if you can sync Fitbit to your computer.

You may also be looking at a list of compatible devices. The link page is in the English language, use Google translation.

That’s it friends. I hope I have helped with this information. Until the next post and a good read for everyone.