Does Fitbit Work with iPhone? (Question Answered!)

Fitbit smartwatches and fitness trackers are ranked highest in the wearable market because they are more affordable than Apple Watches. With a Fitbit watch, you can monitor your health and fitness and improve your overall well-being. We know Apple Watches only work with iPhones but can a Fitbit watch work with an iPhone?

Fitbit watches are compatible with iPhones that run on iOS 14 and above. Since Fitbit watches are compatible with iPhones, I encourage you to buy them instead of Apple Watches to save cash. Connecting Fitbit to an iPhone doesn’t take long. In addition, the connection process is straightforward.

Can You Sync Fitbit to iPhone?

Fitbit watches are compatible with iPhones, which allows you to synchronize Fitbit with an iPhone and access your health and fitness data on the Fitbit app for iPhone. However, there is a catch: to sync Fitbit with your iPhone, your iPhone must run on iOS 14 or a higher version. It is unlikely for Fitbit to work with an iPhone operating on an iOS version below 14.

How Do I Connect My Fitbit Watch to My iPhone?

Make sure your Fitbit is close to your iPhone and then follow the simple connection steps provided below:

  1. On your iPhone, go to the Apple Store and download the Fitbit app for iPhone; it is free.
  • Once the app is downloaded open it and log into your Fitbit account (create an account if you don’t have one).
  • Go to your profile, choose your Fitbit Device, and set it up. Setting up Fitbit involves your age, gender, height, and weight as well as other important information that will help achieve your desired fitness goals.
  • Next, you will sync your Fitbit to the Fitbit app on your iPhone; it is easy. First, turn on the Bluetooth connection on your iPhone and find your Fitbit on the list of discovered Bluetooth devices.
  • Select your Fitbit as the device you want to connect to and it will try to pair with your Fitbit.
  • A four-digit code will appear on your Fitbit, enter the code on your iPhone and the connection between your Fitbit and iPhone will be established.

Now that your Fitbit and iPhone are connected, your health and fitness data will be synced to the Fitbit app on your iPhone.

Important: Without accepting Fitbit’s Policy you won’t be able to continue with the setup therefore, make sure you’ve checked the small Privacy Policy box to agree to the terms and conditions.

One thing I like about the Fitbit app on iPhone is that it lets you add new Fitbit devices provided they are different models.

Why is My Fitbit Not Syncing With My iPhone?

As much as Fitbit can connect to iPhone there are times syncing issues develop but that shouldn’t worry you because I will help you fix it! But, why is Fitbit suddenly not syncing with your iPhone?

Your Fitbit may not sync with the Fitbit app on your iPhone due to various reasons such as Bluetooth turned off, a glitch, the Fitbit app requiring an update, or a conflict between Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.

Here is what you need to do to get Fitbit to sync with your iPhone.

1. Check Your Bluetooth Connection

The first thing you want to do when your Fitbit won’t sync with your iPhone is check the Bluetooth connection to ensure that it’s on.

So, open the Settings app on your iPhone, select Bluetooth, and turn Bluetooth back on if it’s off.

When done, your health and fitness data should start to sync to the Fitbit app on your paired phone.

2. Your iPhone or Fitbit Might have a Glitch

If your Bluetooth connection is okay, then a glitch may have occurred on either your phone or Fitbit.

To fix a glitch simply restart both your Fitbit and iPhone. After the restart, reconnect your Fitbit to your phone and after that, your data should sync to the Fitbit app on your iPhone.

3. The Fitbit App on Your iPhone Need to be Updated

Another reason you are having syncing issues between your Fitbit and iPhone is that the Fitbit app is outdated.

Like any other app, the Fitbit app is updated frequently to fix bugs and improve performance. So it’s possible the Fitbit app you are currently using is bugged and needs to be updated.

Updating the Fitbit app is easy, simply go to the Apple Store, search the app, and tap the update option.

Alternatively, delete the app from your phone and reinstall it. Now that the app is updated, your Fitbit should sync with your iPhone to deliver your health and fitness data on the Fitbit app.

4. The Wi-Fi and Bluetooth are Conflicting

It’s likely your Fitbit won’t to your iPhone even after the successful connection because Wi-Fi signals are interfering with the Bluetooth signals.

When Wi-Fi and Bluetooth signals conflict the connection between your Fitbit and iPhone is lost thus syncing stops.

What you need to do is turn off the Wi-Fi connection and keep the Bluetooth connection active. That done, your Fitbit should resume syncing with the Fitbit app on your iPhone.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Can You Use Fitbit Without an iPhone?

Don’t have an iPhone? Don’t worry, you can still set up your Fitbit without an iPhone. You can set it up with your iPad or Apple MacBook laptop.

When setting up Fitbit with your MacBook laptop you need to connect Fitbit to the laptop with the charging cable it came with.

Once the connection between your laptop and Fitbit is established log into your Fitbit account online and from there you should be able to set up your Fitbit device without the iPhone.

Final Thoughts

Having read the post above, it is clear that Fitbit has done its best to ensure that its smartwatches and fitness trackers are compatible with iPhones, iPads, and MacBook laptops.

For Fitbit to connect and work with an iPhone, the iPhone must be running on iOS version 14 or later. Any iPhone below this version cannot connect to Fitbit. If it connects, there will be connectivity issues.

Connecting a Fitbit to an iPhone is not difficult – just follow the easy connection steps provided above.

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Jashon Kanaiza

I’m Jashon Kanaiza, a lover of life, books, gadgets, and coffee. I spend hours testing, researching, reviewing, and troubleshooting wearable tech by an array of brands. My goal with JayFinity is to help you push your wearable to its limit. From tips to how-to guides to reviews, you deserve the best wearable information – without a paywall behind it.

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