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How do I get started with Fitbit Sense 2?

Getting started with Fitbit Sense 2

Learn to manage stress, sleep better, and live healthier with Sense 2–our advanced health and fitness smartwatch.

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1 | Set up Sense 2
Battery charging screen

Turn on and charge your device. To set up Sense 2, 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?

Success screen

Connect your device. Next, create or log in to your Fitbit account and connect your watch.1

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 over Bluetooth. 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

Upgrade to Fitbit Premium. Sense 2 includes a 6-month Fitbit Premium membership for eligible customers in certain countries.2

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

2 | Get to know Sense 2

Browse your tiles. Swipe left or right from the clock face to see your daily stats, check your heart rate, review how you slept, see your body responses, start a timer, track a workout, and check the weather forecast.

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

App shortcuts to voice assistant, settings, notifications, and contactless payments

Find all your favorite features. Press the button on your watch to browse all your apps. Double-press the button to find shortcuts to your voice assistant3, quick settings, wallet4, and notifications. Hold the button to quickly access your favorite feature, customizable in the Settings app.

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

Calendar notification

Never miss a notification. Swipe up from the clock face to 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 running in the background on your phone.3

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

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?

Default clock face

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 in the Fitbit app.

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

Always on display

Keep the display on. 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 2
EDA Scan app screen

Manage your stress. The continuous EDA sensor detects electrodermal activity, which may indicate your body’s response to stress so you can better track and manage it. Body response notifications allow you to reflect on how you’re feeling. Use the EDA Scan app to see how your body responds during a mindfulness session. Check how prepared your body is to handle stress with your daily stress management score.

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 start screen

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.5

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 2 logs your skin temperature each night to show how it varies from your personal 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?

High heart rate notification

Get heart-rate notifications. Your heart rate is a key indicator of health, so stay informed when Sense 2 detects that your heart rate is unusually high or low.

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

Oxygen saturation tile

Estimate your blood oxygen saturation. Estimate your blood oxygen saturation. Sense 2 uses sensors to estimate your blood oxygen saturation while you sleep.6

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

Sleep score for the previous night

Catch some Zzz’s. Based on your heart rate, time asleep and restlessness, your nightly sleep score helps you better understand how you slept. With Fitbit Premium, receive a breakdown of your sleep with 10 monthly metrics, along with a sleep animal that reflects long-term trends in your sleep behaviors.7

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

4 | Get moving with Sense 2
Active zone minute celebration

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 fat burn, 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 notification

Get up and step. Sense 2 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?

Run exercise with GPS

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 2 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. Turn on auto-detect to allow Sense 2 to automatically start the Exercise app when it detects you’re on a walk, run, or bike ride. 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 2
Choosing a contactless payment card

Pay from your wrist. Sense 2 includes contactless payments, 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?

Quick reply text 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 my Phone app on your watch to locate it.

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

Local weather forecast

Check the forecast. See the weather in your current location and in 2 additional locations you choose in the Weather app on your watch or in your tiles.

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

Maps navigation

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?


To learn more about your watch, see the Fitbit Sense 2 User Manual.

1Requires use of Fitbit app with compatible iPhone or Android devices. A Google account will be required. For more information, see What should I know about moving Fitbit to my Google Account?

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 Voice assistant availability and features may vary, see here. Amazon, Alexa and all related marks are trademarks of, Inc. or its affiliates. Alexa is not available in all languages and countries. Alexa features and functionality may vary by location.

4 See bank and transit availability here.

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

6 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.

7 Premium requires a paid membership. Content and features may change.

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