How to Install and Manage Apps on Fitbit (Easy Steps!)

Surprisingly, you can install and manage apps on Fitbit. With the apps, you can track stats such as blood oxygen, water intake, running, and more. Some watches can also install apps like Spotify, which can control the songs playing on your phone, and Uber, which allows you to request rides home or to work, etc.

I have noticed some people, especially those new to using the Fitbit watch, do not know how to install, remove, and manage apps on Fitbit, and as a result, I have prepared this how-to guide to help. Without further ado, here is how to add, remove, re-order, and update apps on your Fitbit Watch:

How to Install Apps to Fitbit Sense and Versa

The steps I have outlined below will allow you to add apps to Fitbit Sense and Sense 2, as well as Fitbit Versa 2, Versa 3, and Versa 4.

1. On your phone, find the Fitbit App, and tap on it to open.

2. In the app, tap the Today tab.

3. Tap the Account icon to open your account settings.

4. Select your Fitbit device image.

5. Tap the Gallery Apps option.

6. Scroll through the available apps.

7. Tap the app you like.

8. Tap Install to install the app on your Fitbit.

However, before you can start with the steps, I need you to ensure that your phone and Fitbit are close. The reason for this is that if the two devices are not in range, the steps outlined above will not work, and as a result, your apps will not be installed.

How to Remove Apps on Fitbit Sense and Versa

If you have downloaded the wrong app or no longer use a certain app, use the simple steps outlined below to delete it from your Fitbit smartwatch. Note that these steps work perfectly on Fitbit Sense, Sense 2, Versa 2, Versa 3, and Versa 4. To remove an app from your Fitbit Sense or Versa:

1. Bring your phone and Fitbit close to each other.

2. Tap to open the Fitbit app on your paired phone.

3. Tap the Today tab.

4. Tap the Account icon, and this will open your account settings.

5. Select the image for your Fitbit under the account option.

6. Tap Gallery.

7. Go to the list of installed apps, find the app you want to remove, and tap on it.

8. Tap Uninstall and confirm that you want to uninstall it from the watch.

9. Repeat these steps for all the apps you want to delete from your Fitbit.

Keep in mind that you cannot delete Fitbit apps like Settings and Today as you go through the steps outlined above.

How to Arrange Apps on Fitbit Sense 2, Versa 3, and Versa 4

When you add apps, their order or arrangement on the Fitbit screen changes. Fortunately, you can always reorder the apps if you don’t like how they are arranged.

The process of changing the placement of apps on Fitbit is fast and easy. Follow the few steps outlined below for this:

1. On your Fitbit, swipe left through the apps to find the app you wish to move. As you swipe through the apps on your watch, you will notice that the total number per screen is 4.

2. Tap and hold the app for about 3 seconds, and you will see it slightly increase in size.

3. Now, slowly drag and release the app to a new position on the display.

How to Update Apps on Fitbit Sense 2, Versa 3, and Versa 4

Like the apps on your phone, the apps on your Fitbit are updated occasionally. Update apps on your watch whenever they are updated for smooth operation. Failing to update an app on Fitbit may result in problems such as the app not opening or not working. Luckily, updating an app on Fitbit is easy and can be done manually. But first, check whether an update for the app is available, and you can do this in the following manner:

1. Make sure your Fitbit and phone are close to each other.

2. Open the Fitbit app on your paired phone.

3. Go to the Today tab and tap on the Account icon to open your account settings.

4. Tap the image of your Fitbit under account settings.

5. Select the Gallery option.

6. Go to the list of installed apps and scroll through the apps.

7. You will see an Update button next to all apps that have an update available.

8. Tap on each of the Update buttons to update the apps on your watch.

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Does Fitbit Have an App Store?

Yes, it does. To access the app store, you can launch the Fitbit app, then tap on the profile icon and select your device image. Next, you can navigate to the Fitbit Gallery section to discover various apps. Fitbit Gallery is essentially Fitbit’s app store.

2. What Running Apps Are Compatible With Fitbit?

Some of the running apps I’ve tried on my Fitbit Sense 2 include C25K Trainer, Endomondo, RunKeeper, Strava, and MapMyRun. If you are getting started with running, I would recommend the C25K Trainer app as it offers training for beginners. On the other hand, if this is not your first time running, then the RunKeeper, Endomondo, Strava, or MapMyRun app can work best for you.

3. Why Can’t I Download Apps on My Fitbit?

You cannot add apps to your Fitbit watch when your phone is too far away. To add apps to your Fitbit, ensure your Fitbit and phone are within range. Additionally, make sure your phone’s Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connections are on so that the apps can be installed onto the watch.

Final Thoughts

This guide is focused on installing, removing, arranging, and updating apps on Fitbit Sense and Versa Series. With this guide, you can install, remove, manage, and update the apps on your Fitbit. It is important to note that not all apps on Fitbit can be removed (such as Settings and Today), and you can only install up to 39 apps.

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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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