How do I get started with Fitbit Sense?

Fitbit Sense next to the text: Getting started with Fitbit Sense. Tune in to your body with this advanced health smartwatch.

Fitbit Sense is the advanced health smartwatch that helps you tune in to your body with tools for heart health, stress management, skin temperature trends, and more.

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1 | Set up Sense

Turn on and charge your device. To set up Sense, first connect it to the charging cable. Get a full day of battery life in just 12 minutes with fast charging.

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

Connect your device. Next, create or log in to your Fitbit account and connect your watch.

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

If you have trouble, see Why can't I set up my Fitbit device?

A phone displaying several stats

Check the Fitbit app. Your watch automatically syncs with the Fitbit app on your phone or tablet. See your complete health and fitness data in the app.

For more information, see How do Fitbit devices sync their data?

If you have syncing issues, see Why won't my Fitbit device sync?

Fitbit Premium logo

Unlock Fitbit Premium. Customers can redeem a Fitbit Premium trial subscription in the Fitbit app.

For more information, see What should I know about Fitbit Premium?

2 | Get to know Sense

Check your widgets. Swipe up on the clock face to see your daily stats, log your water intake or weight, check the weather forecast, and start a mindfulness session in the Relax app or EDA Scan app.

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

Shortcut your favorite features. Double-press or hold the button on your watch to quickly access all your favorite apps and features. Customize your shortcuts in the Settings app.

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

Several text and app notifications

Never miss a notification. See your phone, text, calendar, and app notifications on your watch.

For more information, see How do I get notifications from my phone on my Fitbit device?

Alexa app screen

Ask your voice assistant. Check the weather, set timers and alarms, control your smart home devices, and more by speaking to your watch. To use your voice assistant, the Fitbit app must be open and running in the background on your phone.

For more information, see How do I use a voice assistant on my Fitbit smartwatch?

Four app icons - Today, Deezer, Weather, and Exercise

Manage your apps. Add, delete, and customize apps on your watch through the Fitbit Gallery.

For more information, see How do I install and manage apps on my Fitbit device?

A colorful clock face with the time, date, and several core stats shown

Change your clock face. Match your watch to your style by picking from a variety of clock faces. Save your favorite clock faces and easily swap between them using the Clocks app.

For more information, see How do I change the clock face on my Fitbit device?

A black and white clock face with the time and date

Keep the display on. See real-time progress toward your goals and check the time with just a glance—even when your hands are full.

For more information, see How do I see the time on my Fitbit device?

3 | Track trends with Sense
EDA Scan app screen

Manage your stress. The EDA Scan app detects electrodermal activity, which may indicate your body’s response to stress so you can better track and manage it.

For more information, see How do I track and manage stress with my Fitbit device?

Relax app with the time remaining in the session

Take a breather. Practice guided breathing with the Relax app. Log how you feel afterward to track your stress over time.

For more information, see How do I track and manage stress with my Fitbit device?

ECG app screen with the text, "Take heart rhythm assessment" above an icon of a heart and a button that says, "Ready"

Assess for atrial fibrillation. With the ECG app, ​assess​ your ​heart for ​atrial fibrillation (AFib)—a heart rhythm irregularity—and share the results with your doctor.*

For more information, see What is the Fitbit ECG app?

Example of a person's average skin temperature changes over the past three nights

Track skin temperature changes. Sense logs your skin temperature each night to show how it varies from your personal baseline to help identify any changes from your baseline. Insight into your night-time skin temperature variation can help you understand changes in your body and spot trends.

For more information, see How can Fitbit help me track my temperature?

Get heart-rate notifications. Your heart rate is a key indicator of health, so stay informed when Sense detects that your heart rate is unusually high or low.

For more information, see How do I track heart rate with my Fitbit device?

Screenshot of a clock face that shows the person's blood oxygen saturation data as an overall percentage and range during the previous night's sleep

Estimate your blood oxygen saturation. Sense uses sensors to estimate your blood oxygen saturation while you sleep.**

For more information, see How do I track blood oxygen saturation (SpO2) with my Fitbit device?

Catch some Zzz’s. Based on your heart rate, time asleep and restlessness, your nightly sleep score helps you better understand how you slept.

For more information, see What's sleep score in the Fitbit app?

4 | Get moving with Sense

Get in the zone. Personalized heart-rate zones help you target the training intensity of your choice. Earn Active Zone Minutes for time spent in the moderate (fat burn), vigorous (cardio), or peak heart-rate zones.

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

Reminder to move screen

Get up and step. Sense helps you reach an hourly goal of 250 steps by nudging you at 10 minutes before the hour is over.

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

Exercise screen of the option to start a GPS-tracked run

Track your workouts. Use the Exercise app to see real-time stats, capture GPS data, and get a workout summary when you’re done. Sense has built-in GPS so you can leave your phone behind.

For more information, see How do I track my workouts with my Fitbit device?

Two exercise summaries in the Fitbit app - an elliptical workout and a walk

Let SmartTrack have your back. Your watch automatically detects and records activities at least 15 minutes long. Open the Fitbit app to see your stats.

For more information, see How do I track my activity with my Fitbit device?

5 | Live your life with Sense
Fitbit Pay screen showing a credit card and instructions to hold the device near the reader to pay

Pay from your wrist. Sense includes Google Wallet, which lets you make purchases and fast-track your way through certain transit systems right from your wrist.

For more information, see What should I know about using my Fitbit device to make contactless payments?

Music app screen that shows a playlist called Workout Mix currently playing

Move to your music. Control music playing on your phone, or use the Spotify - Connect & Control app to listen to your favorite playlists.

For more information, How do I control music with my Fitbit device?

Text notification with quick reply options

Respond to messages. On watches paired to an Android phone, respond directly to text messages and app notifications with preset quick replies or by speaking your reply.

For more information, see How do I respond to messages with my Fitbit device?

Find Phone app screen

Find your phone. When you can’t find your phone, use the Find Phone app on your watch to locate it.

For more information, see How do I set up and troubleshoot apps on my Fitbit device?

Check the forecast. See the weather in your current location, as well as 2 additional locations you choose, in the Weather app on your watch or in your widgets.

For more information, see How do I set up and troubleshoot apps on my Fitbit device?

Agenda app screen showing current date, upcoming events, and last sync time

See what’s next. Connect your phone's calendar in the Fitbit app to see upcoming calendar events for today and tomorrow in the Agenda app.

For more information, see How do I set up and troubleshoot apps on my Fitbit device?Open

 

To learn more about your watch, see the Fitbit Sense User Manual.

*The Fitbit ECG app is only available in select countries; not intended for use by people under 22 years old. See fitbit.com/ecg for additional details.

**Not intended for medical purposes. This feature is not intended to diagnose or treat any medical condition. It is intended to help you manage your well being and keep track of your information. If you have any concerns about your health, please talk to a healthcare provider. If you believe you are experiencing a medical emergency, call emergency services.

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