How do I get started with Fitbit Charge 6?

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Boost your routine with Fitbit Charge 61, the only premium fitness tracker with Google built in. With the fitness tools you need to stay motivated and crush your goals, running your day and your routine has never been easier.

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1 | Set up Charge 6

Turn on and charge your device. To set up Charge 6, first connect it to the charging cable.

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

Pairing complete screen

Connect your device. Next, create or log in to your Google account in the Fitbit app on your phone, and connect your tracker.

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?

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Check the Fitbit app. Your tracker automatically syncs with the Fitbit app on your phone. 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. 2

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

2 | Get to know Charge 6

Navigate Charge 6. Navigate your tracker by tapping the screen and swiping side to side and up and down. Swipe right to return to a previous screen, or press the button to return to the clock screen.

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

Charge 6 showing screen with today's stats

See your stats. Swipe up on the clock face to see your stats, including steps, heart rate, Active Zone Minutes, and more.

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

Charge 6 showing screen with current clock face, steps, and heartbeat

Change your clock face. Match your device to your style by picking from a variety of clock faces. On certain clock faces, tap the clock screen to change the stat you see.

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

Charge 6 - Display is always ON, showing time

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?

Animation showing how to change and attach a Charge 6 band

Wear it your way. Make Charge 6 your go-to wardrobe essential for work, exercise, and everything in between. Swap out the Charge 6 classic band with a wide range of accessory styles sold separately.

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

3 | Track trends with Charge 6
Screen showing electrodermal activity to measure and track response to stress

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?

Charge 6 showing blood oxygen saturation (SpO2)

Estimate your blood oxygen saturation. Charge 6 uses sensors to estimate your blood oxygen saturation while you sleep.3

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

Low heart rate notification

Get heart-rate notifications. Your heart rate is a key indicator of health, so stay informed when Charge 6 detects that your heart rate is unusually high or low.

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

 

Screen showing ECG and Tap to start function

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.4

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

Graph showing health metrics

Track trends with health metrics. In certain regions, track health metrics including breathing rate, heart-rate variability, skin temperature, and resting heart rate in the Fitbit app to help you identify changes in your well-being like increased stress, fatigue, or potential signs of illness.

For more information, see What should I know about health metrics in the Fitbit app?

Sleep score

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 Charge 6
Fat burn exercise; showing a stick figure riding a bicycle

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; showing current step count and goal

Step it up. Charge 6 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?

Charge 6 showing heart rate of 145

Track your workouts. Use the Exercise app to see real-time stats, capture GPS data, and get a workout summary when you’re done. For additional stats and a workout intensity map if you used GPS, tap the Exercise tile in the Fitbit app.

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

Notification that the wearer is on HIIT

Customize your exercises. Choose from over 40 exercise types to track your favorite workouts.

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

Notification showing HR on equipment status: Off Connect to your favorite equipment and apps. Connect Charge 6 to your favorite compatible exercise machine and see your real-time heart rate directly on the display.5

For more information, see How do I share my real-time heart rate with fitness equipment and apps?

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

Let SmartTrack have your back. Your tracker 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 Charge 6
Pay from your wrist

Pay from your wrist. Charge 6 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?

Fitbit Charge 6: How to set up Google Wallet

Never miss a notification. See your phone, text, calendar, and app notifications in the Notifications app on your tracker.

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

Quick replies screen

Respond to messages. On trackers paired to an Android phone, respond directly to text messages and app notifications with preset quick replies.

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

YouTube Music screen

Control your music. DJ your workouts right from your wrist with YouTube Music controls.6 Start, stop and skip over 100 million songs.

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

Fitbit Charge 6: How to set up YouTube Music controls

Wake up alarm

Set an alarm. Set, snooze, and dismiss alarms from your wrist with the Alarms app.

For more information, see How do I manage alarms on my Fitbit device?

Google maps on Charge 6

Find your way. No matter where the day takes you, get turn-by-turn directions on your wrist with Google Maps.

For more information, see How do I use Google Maps on my Fitbit device?

Fitbit Charge 6: How to set up Google Maps

 

To learn more about your tracker, see the Fitbit Charge 6 User Manual.

1 Fitbit Charge 6 works with most phones running Android 9.0 or newer or iOS 15 or newer and requires a Google Account and internet access. Some features require a Fitbit mobile app and/or a paid subscription. See fitbit.com/devices for more information.

2 New and returning Premium members only. Must activate membership within 60 days of device activation (requires valid payment). This membership cannot be gifted. Cancel before end of membership to avoid recurring fees. Content and features may change. See What should I know about Fitbit Premium? for more details. Terms and conditions apply.

3 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.

4 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.

5 Compatible with select workout machines that support the Bluetooth Heart Rate Profile, and coming soon to more.

6 YouTube Music controls require a compatible phone within Bluetooth range and a paid YouTube Music Premium subscription. Data rates may apply.

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