How to use Fitbit for iPhone and iPad: The ultimate guide

Fitbit Dashboard on iPhone
Fitbit Dashboard on iPhone (Image credit: iMore)

No matter which Fitbit you decided to buy, you'll need to become familiar with the Fitbit app for iPhone and iPad. It's how you'll add, replace and delete your Fitbit trackers, customize your experience down to every detail, and connect with all your friends rocking the Fitbit lifestyle. That way you can keep each other motivated with challenges, cheers, and taunts.

Once you're up and running, the Fitbit app also lets you control everything through the Dashboard. It not only lets you view your progress and daily goals for steps, distance, calories burned, and active minutes, but also track trends over time. Wear your Fitbit to bed and wake up with a bevy of sleep data to see how often you toss and turn throughout the night. Use the built-in nutrition tracker to log your meals throughout the day to make sure you're meeting your calorie goals—even track your water intake to make sure you're keeping yourself well hydrated throughout the day.


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  • Another pointless "article". How to use fitbit for iPhone
    1) Download fitbit
    2) Use it Very informative.
  • Totally agree with you!
  • This article seems to serve mainly as a reference for already available Fitbit info, and I'm fine with that, but what it fails to mention is that the FitBit app - at least the one that came with the FitBit HR I received for Christmas - won't share health data back to the default Apple Health app. And when you query the FItBit folks about that fact, they send you to their blog to "report and discuss it", where you learn that such a feature has been requested for quite some time from numerous users of the device. Perhaps you could get them to address this issue better than we, their paying customers?
  • I like Fitbit and all, but what the heck is this all about? This is a commercial and gives no info on using the Fitbit and nothing about using the app that I can't get from... Using the app. This is a waste of space.
  • Funny thing is that you don't need a Fitbit to use the Fitbit app. With "MobileTrack" the app will just use your phone to track your motion. So if you have your phone with you while exercising (walking, jogging and running) you don't need to have any other device to track your steps. Sent from the iMore App