Setting up Fitbit Flex on a Mobile Device



After we learn Flex tutorial about setup Flex to a computer and now here is next tutorial step by step guide how to setup Fitbit Flex on a mobile device including iOS and Android devices.

Mobile device requirements

The Fitbit Flex is capable of setting up and syncing with select mobile devices that support Bluetooth 4.0 technology. To see if your mobile device is compatible with your Flex, visit http://www.fitbit.com/devices

NOTE: If your mobile device is not compatible to sync via Bluetooth, you can still use the Fitbit App to view your data and track your progress, however you will need to complete setup using a Mac or PC.

Prepairing

Your Flex must be charged before you can set up on your mobile device.

  1. Remove your Flex from the wristband it came in
  2. Plug your charging cable into a USB port on your computer.
  3. Insert your Flex into the charging cable.

You can begin setup once your Flex displays four lights during charging.

Installing the Fitbit app

Before you sync your Flex with your mobile device you need to install Fittbit app on your device. You can find the Fitbit app on the iOS App store or Google Play store by searching for “Fitbit.” If you already have the Fitbit app installed, check for available updates to make sure you have the latest version.

Connecting Fitbit Flex to iOS

iOS Pairing

Unlike most Bluetooth accessories, like headsets, your Flex must be paired directly through the Fitbit App, not through the Settings app on your iOS device.

  1. Open the Fitbit App.
  2. Create an account:
    • Select Join Fitbit if you don’t already have a Fitbit.com account. NOTE: Click Log In if you’re an existing Fitbit app user. Only one Fitbit tracker can be paired to an account. If you’re replacing an existing tracker, tap Account > Set Up a New Fitbit device.
    • Tap Flex as the device you’re setting up.
    • Tap Flex as the device you’re setting up.
    • Tap Set up your Flex. On the next few screens, enter your personal details. This information personalizes your Fitbit experience and improves the accuracy of your calorie burn and distance data. This personal information is, by default, only visible to your friends, but you can adjust your privacy settings on the Fitbit website to control what information is shared with others.
    • Enter your name and the email address and password you’d like to use for your Fitbit account.
  3. Tap All done! and follow the instructions to remove the Flex tracker from the wristband and charge the device.
  4. Tap I’m Ready to start pairing your Flex.
  5. Once found, the lights on your Flex will begin to blink. Tap the window of your Flex repeatedly with your finger until it vibrates.
  6. Tap Next to finish setup and go to your dashboard.

iOS Syncing

Your Flex can sync directly to supported iOS devices via Bluetooth. To see if your iOS device is compatible with your Flex, go to http://www.fitbit.com/devices.

Syncing occurs automatically every time you open the Fitbit App, as long as Bluetooth is enabled in the iOS device Settings app.

Force sync

You can force your Flex to sync while the app is already open.

  1. Open the Fitbit App.
  2. At the top of the dashboard, tap Flex.
  3. Tap Sync Now.

Real-time dashboard

You can use the Fitbit app to see your stats update in real time. Open the Fitbit app. Once your Flex syncs, the message “Connected to your Flex” will appear at the top of the screen. Take a few steps to see your stats update instantly.

All-day sync

The Fitbit app also supports all-day sync. This setting allows your Flex to sync with your iOS device while the Fitbit app is running in the background. Tap Account and then Flex to toggle All-Day Sync on or off.

Connecting Fitbit Flex to Android

Android Pairing

Unlike most Bluetooth accessories, your Flex must be paired directly through the Fitbit App, and not through your Android device’s Bluetooth preferences.

  1. Open the Fitbit App.
  2. Account Setup:
    • Select Get started if you don’t already have a Fitbit.com account.
    • Select Log in to log into your existing Fitbit.com account.

      NOTE: Are you an existing Fitbit App user? Only one Fitbit tracker can be paired to an account. If you’re replacing an existing tracker on your account press the Menu button > Device Settings > Set up new device. When prompted, tap Replace and skip to step 6.

  3. Enter the email address and password for your Fitbit account and tap Sign Up.
  4. Enter your personal details, then tap Save. This information personalizes your Fitbit experience and improves the accuracy of your calorie burn and distance data. This personal information is, by default, only visible to your friends, but you can adjust your privacy settings on the Fitbit website to control what information is shared with others.
  5. Tap Set up Now.
  6. Choose Flex and follow the onscreen prompts.
  7. Tap I’m Ready to begin searching for your Flex.
  8. Once found, the lights on your Flex will begin to blink. Tap the window of your Flex repeatedly with your finger until it vibrates. If you have trouble finding your Flex, tap Try Again and follow the onscreen instructions for help.
  9. Once the Fitbit App shows the message “You’re all set!” you can tap Go To Dashboard to complete setup.

Android Syncing

Your Flex can sync directly to supported Android devices via Bluetooth. To check if your Android device is compatible with your Flex.

Syncing will occur automatically when you open the Fitbit app, as long as Bluetooth is enabled in both the Android device settings and the Fitbit app. To turn on Bluetooth in the Fitbit app, tap the Menu button > Device Settings > check Use Bluetooth.

Tap to sync using Near-Field Communication (NFC)

Your Flex is equipped with Near-Field Communication (NFC) technology, allowing it to interact with Android devices that support this feature.

With the screen on and unlocked, tap your Android device to the top of your Flex. You may need to adjust the location based on where your Android device’s NFC chip is located.

After a moment, the Fitbit app will automatically open. If you haven’t opened the Fitbit app recently, launching will automatically sync via Bluetooth.

Force sync

Tapping the Sync icon on the top-right of the menu will initiate a force (manual) sync with your Flex and Fitbit.com.

You can also force sync your Flex through the Devices menu.

  1. Open the Fitbit App.
  2. Tap the menu button.
  3. Tap Device Settings. NOTE: Make sure Use Bluetooth is checked.
  4. Tap Flex.
  5. Tap the Sync Now icon.

Background Sync

The Fitbit app also supports background sync. This setting allows your Flex to sync with your Android device while the Fitbit app is in the background, or minimized.

To turn on background sync, tap the menu button > Device Settings > choose your Flex > tap Background Sync.

All done! Next tutorial is How to use your Flex or you need to read previous tutorial about Pairing Flex to a Computer



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