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Setting up Fitbit Blaze on PC & Mac

Category: Fitbit Blaze

If you don’t have a mobile device, you can set up and sync your tracker on your Windows 10 PC using the same Fitbit app available for Windows mobile devices.

Setup Fitbit Blaze on Windows 10

To get the app, click the Start button and open the Windows® Store (called Store). Search for “Fitbit app.” Note that if you’ve never downloaded an app from the store to your computer, you’ll be prompted to create an account. Open the app and follow the instructions to create a Fitbit account and set up your Blaze. You can set up and sync wirelessly if your computer has Bluetooth, otherwise you’ll need to plug your tracker into your computer directly via the charging cable. Plugging in the tracker may be faster if you have Bluetooth but the signal is weak or problematic.

Setup Fitbit Blaze on Windows 8.1 and Below

If you don’t have a compatible mobile device, you can set up your tracker with a computer and see your Fitbit stats on fitbit.com. To use this setup method you’ll first install a free software application called Fitbit Connect that lets Blaze sync its data with your fitbit.com dashboard.

Note: Unless you upgrade to Windows 10, you’ll need to purchase a wireless sync dongle from fitbit.com/store in order to set up your tracker.

To install Fitbit Connect and set up your tracker:

1. Install the wireless sync dongle.

2. Go to http://www.fitbit.com/setup.

3. Scroll down and click the option to download. If the button does not correctly show your type of computer (for example, if it says “Download for Mac”), choose the correct type first.

4. When prompted, save the file that appears (FitbitConnect_Win.exe).

5. Find and double click the file to open the installer program.

6. Click Continue to move through the installer’s instructions.

7. When prompted, choose Set up a New Fitbit Device.

8. Follow the onscreen instructions to create a Fitbit account and connect your Blaze.

Note: that the personal information you’re asked for during account setup is used to calculate your basal metabolic rate (BMR), which helps determine your estimated calorie expenditure. This information is private unless you go into your Privacy settings and opt to share age, height, or weight with Fitbit friends.

Setup Fitbit Blaze on Mac

If you don’t have a compatible mobile device, you can set up your tracker with a computer and see your Fitbit stats on fitbit.com. To use this setup method you’ll first install a free software application called Fitbit Connect that lets Blaze sync its data with your fitbit.com dashboard.

To install Fitbit Connect and set up your tracker:

1. Go to http://www.fitbit.com/setup.

2. Scroll down and click the option to download. If the button does not correctly show your type of computer (for example, if it says “Download for PC”), choose the correct type first.

3. When prompted, save the file that appears (Install Fitbit Connect.pkg).

4. Find and double click the file to open the installer program.

5. Click Continue to move through the installer’s instructions.

6. When prompted, choose Set up a New Fitbit Device.

7. Follow the onscreen instructions to create a Fitbit account and connect your Blaze. If your computer has Bluetooth, setup can take place wirelessly. If not you’ll be prompted to put the tracker in the charging cradle and plug the other end into a USB port on your computer.

Note: that the personal information you’re asked for during account setup is used to calculate your basal metabolic rate (BMR), which helps determine your estimated calorie expenditure. This information is private unless you go into your Privacy settings and opt to share age, height, or weight with Fitbit friends.

Next tutorial: Syncing Blaze Tracker to your Fitbit Account

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