12 Things You Can Do With a Fitbit

Fitbit watches are known for measuring progress toward health and fitness goals. With them, achievements can be monitored and data assessed via their app. Other than monitoring progress, there is so much you can do with Fitbit but it depends on the model you own. Today, I am going to share some exciting things a Fitbit can do, keep reading.

With a Fitbit, you can monitor cycling, calculate calories, pair to health and fitness apps, store and play music, respond to calls and messages, track your sleep, track your swimming, track your body temperature, track your blood oxygen levels, pay for goods and services, track time, and more.

Exciting Things You Can Do On a Fitbit

1. You Can Pair with Health and Fitness Apps

Fitbit smartwatches and trackers are designed to connect to other health and fitness apps to share your information. For example, the watch can connect to Samsung Health and Apple Health to share your health and exercise data for data comparison.

2. You Can Control Music

You can no longer stream, like, and create a playlist for the songs you like on Spotify with the Versa 2, Versa 4, Versa 3, and Sense 2. Can only control songs playing on your paired phone.

Additionally, it is important you know that none of these watches store and play music because they don’t support downloading and streaming of songs.

3. You Can Pay for Goods and Services

Fitbit is the wearable you need when want to quit carrying your wallet or card. Some watches have built-in NFC chips, which make it possible to transact cashless at any store or supermarket acknowledging the NFC payment method.

Examples of watches that support NFC include Charge 3, Charge 4, Charge 5, Versa 2, Versa 3, Versa 4, Sense, and Sense 2.

4. You Can Calculate Calories

Fitbit Charge, Sense, and Versa will keep track of the calories burned throughout the day. To estimate the calories burned, either of the Fitbit devices will combine your activity data with the rate at which your body burns calories (at rest).

5. You Can Track Sleep

Fitbit Watches are also known for keeping good track of sleep. Sense, Charge, Versa, Inspire, and Luxe monitor sleep in three stages and these stages include Light, Deep, and REM.

When the morning comes, your sleep report is presented in the Fitbit app, and from there you will see how much time you spent in each sleep stage.

6. You Can Track Cycling

If you like riding your bike to work or school Fitbit might be the watch for you. For instance, Fitbit Versa 3 and Charge 5 come with cycling workouts and onboard GPS for location tracking, and that makes them the best options for tracking cycling.

7. You Can Answer Calls

You will get to respond to calls, examples of Fitbit that will let you answer calls include Sense 2, Versa 3, and Versa 4.

Unfortunately, you will not speak through the watch when you accept the call, rather you will pick the call from the watch and speak on the phone or through the Bluetooth headsets. You also need to make sure your phone and watch are in range.

8. You Can Respond to Text Messages

There’s nothing more convenient than replying to a text message on a smartwatch. We don’t have a Fitbit watch that will let you compose texts however, on Versa 2 and Versa 3 you get a chance to send quick responses to texts from friends and family members. Once you get a text on Fitbit you can tap on it and respond using preset texts, voice notes (Versa 2 only), or emojis.

9. You Can Download Apps and Clock Faces

Another exciting thing you can do is download apps and clock faces. To download apps on your Fitbit device you will use Fitbit Gallery which is accessible on the Fitbit app

To add an app, open the Fitbit app, tap on the profile icon, tap Apps, then All Apps to go to Fitbit Gallery and browse through apps, tap on the app you want to install, and hit install. Agree to the necessary permission and that’s it!

10. You Can Track Your Swimming

Fitbit smartwatches and activity trackers are water-resistant which means they can be worn in the pool as well as shower. Apart from that, you can wear the watch in the pool and track your swim workout. Before you start the swimming workout, go to the quick settings and tap on the water lock to prevent the watch from tapping while swimming.

11. You Can Track Your Blood Oxygen Levels

These watches and trackers with built-in SpO2 sensors also known as Pulse Oximeter. The work of the Spo2 sensor or Pulse Oximeter is to keep track of blood oxygen levels. So, your watch can also track the level of oxygen in the blood. Wondering whether Fitbit can track blood pressure? Read this post!

12. You Can Track the Time

The watch not only displays your heart rate, calories burned, steps, and battery level but also the time, so you don’t have to constantly check your phone. You can even set up to 8 alarms on Fitbit to ensure punctuality.

Final Thoughts

Apart from the 12 cool things mentioned above, there is still much you can do with a new or old Fitbit tracker.

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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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