Once you’ve set up and started using Blaze, you’ll need to make sure it regularly transfers (syncs) its data to Fitbit so you can track your progress, see your exercise history, earn badges, analyze your sleep logs, and more on your Fitbit dashboard. A daily sync is recommended but not required; your tracker can store data for up to seven days between syncs.
The Fitbit apps use Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) technology to sync with your Fitbit tracker. Each time you open the app it will sync if the tracker is nearby, and the app will also sync periodically throughout the day if you have the all-day sync setting enabled. If you’re running the Fitbit app on a Windows 10 PC that doesn’t have Bluetooth, you’ll need to make sure the tracker is plugged into the computer via the charging cable. Fitbit Connect on a Mac® also uses Bluetooth for syncing (if available), otherwise you’ll need to make sure the tracker is plugged into the computer via the charging cable.
Fitbit Connect on a PC requires that the tracker be plugged into the computer via charging cable. You can force Fitbit Connect to sync at any time or it will happen automatically every 15 minutes if:
- The tracker is within 20 feet of the computer and has new data to transfer
- The computer is powered on, awake, and connected to the Internet.
Tip: If you have another Fitbit tracker that came with a wireless sync dongle, you can use that dongle to sync your Blaze with Fitbit Connect rather than putting the Blaze tracker into the charging cable each time. Dongles are available on fitbit.com
Next step: Getting to know your Fitbit Blaze