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How do I track my activity with my Fitbit device?

Learn what stats your Fitbit device can track, as well as how to personalize your goals.

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Which core stats does my Fitbit device track automatically?

All Fitbit devices track steps taken  and Active Zone Minutes  or active minutes . Additional core stats vary based on your device. Choose to track a variety of other stats, including sleep, exercise, water and food intake, weight, and menstrual health in the Fitbit app.

  Heart Rate
Hourly Activity
Distance
Calories
Floors
Fitbit Ace series        
Fitbit Alta    
Fitbit Blaze  
Fitbit Charge 2
Fitbit Charge 3
Fitbit Charge 4
Fitbit Charge 5  
Fitbit Charge 6  
Fitbit Flex 2    
Fitbit Inspire    
Fitbit Inspire HR  
Fitbit Inspire 2  
Fitbit Inspire 3  
Fitbit Luxe  
Fitbit Sense
Fitbit Sense 2
Fitbit Versa
Fitbit Versa 2
Fitbit Versa 3
Fitbit Versa 4
Fitbit Versa Lite Edition  
Google Pixel Watch

For more information, see How does my Fitbit device calculate my daily activity? and How do I track my health and fitness goals with Fitbit?

How do I see my core stats on my Fitbit device?

Check your activity stats on your device or on the Today tab  in the Fitbit app.

For more information, see How do I navigate my Fitbit device?

Which activities does my Fitbit device track automatically?

Most Fitbit devices automatically recognize and record high-movement activities through the SmartTrack feature. To start, your device recognizes activities at least 15 minutes long. To manage which activities are tracked automatically or adjust the minimum duration:

  1. From the Today tab  in the Fitbit app, tap the Exercise days tile.
  2. Tap the gear icon at the top.
  3. Tap the activity you want to adjust.
SmartTrack Activities
Walk*
Run*
Outdoor Bike*
Elliptical
Sports
Aerobic Workout
Swimming**

*On Charge 4, Charge 5, Charge 6, Sense series, and Versa series, the Exercise app  opens automatically after a few minutes of running when run detect is on. Charge 6, Sense 2, and Versa 4 also automatically detect and open the Exercise app to track walks and bike rides when walk detect and bike detect are turned on.

**Only certain devices track swimming. For more information, see How do I track swims with my Fitbit device?

See your stats

On certain devices, see basic stats about your activity, including duration and calories burned, in the Exercise tile  in Fitbit Today , or sync your device and tap Exercise days in the Fitbit app.

Can I change how my activities are tracked?

Choose which activities your device tracks automatically, or change the amount of time needed to record the activity. For example, choose to turn off automatic tracking for a walk, or to record an outdoor bike ride after 5 minutes. 

Fitbit app
  1. From the Today tab  in the Fitbit app, tap the Exercise days tile.
  2. Tap more , and then tap Activity Settings.
  3. Tap an exercise, and adjust the duration or turn off Auto-recognize
fitbit.com dashboard
  1. From the fitbit.com dashboard, click the gear icon  your device name.
  2. Under Auto-Exercise Recognition, for each exercise adjust the duration or select Ignored to turn off automatic exercise recognition.
To change how your activity is labeled in the Fitbit app, tap the Today tab , and then tap Exercise days. For example, your device might detect a walk, but you can edit your exercise history to record a hike. For more information, see How do I add, edit, or delete Fitbit data and activities?
What are real-time workout stats in the Fitbit app?

See your stats in real time while using a workout video in the Fitbit app. Stats include:

  • Current heart rate and heart-rate zone
  • Calories burned since starting the video
  • Active Zone Minutes earned since starting the video

To see real-time stats:

On your phone, open the Fitbit app and tap the Coach tab . Choose a workout and tap to start.

To hide real-time stats:

During a workout, tap the video on your phone's screen  tap the collapse arrows  on your stats. To see your stats again, tap the expand icon .

  • Stream workouts from your phone to your SmartTV with Chromecast. For more information, visit Google’s help article.
  • If you see dashed lines instead of your heart rate, make sure you’re wearing your device correctly. For more information, see How do I wear my Fitbit device?
How do I earn Active Zone Minutes or active minutes on my Fitbit device?

Earn Active Zone Minutes  or active minutes  with heart-pumping activity throughout the day, including a brisk walk, run, or interval workout.

For more information, see What are Active Zone Minutes or active minutes on my Fitbit device?

What is my hourly activity goal on my Fitbit device?

An hourly activity goal helps you keep moving throughout the day. To start, your goal is to take at least 250 steps per hour (which equals a few minutes of walking) from 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., 7 days a week. You can adjust the hours that you track your goal and receive reminders to move.

For more information, see What are the reminders I see on my Fitbit device?

What is my weekly exercise goal on my Fitbit device?

A weekly exercise goal helps you stay active. The American Heart Association recommendations 30 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity at least 5 days per week (source). To start, your goal is 5 days per week, but you can track your goal 1 to 7 days per week. Any exercise that your device records counts toward your goal.

Sample exercise goal

To change your goal, see How do I track my health and fitness goals with Fitbit?

Can I change my activity goal on my Fitbit device?

To start, your primary goal is 10,000 steps per day. When you hit this goal, your device vibrates, and a celebration appears on the screen. Choose to increase or decrease your step goal, or to change your goal to Active Zone Minutes or calories burned. You can also set goals in other areas such as sleep and hydration.

To change your goal, see How do I track my health and fitness goals with Fitbit?

Can I add an activity manually to the Fitbit app?
If you forgot to wear your device, manually log activities in the Fitbit app. For more information, see How do I add, edit, or delete Fitbit data and activities?
What are some tips to make sure my activity is tracked accurately?
Make sure that you wear your device correctly and that the personal information you entered in to your Fitbit account is correct. For more information, see How does my Fitbit device calculate my daily activity?
Can I share my activity stats with others?

Choose to share your core stats, workout details, and other accomplishments.

For more information, see How do I use the Fitbit app?

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