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How do I get started with Fitbit Charge 3?

Fitbit Charge 3 tracker with the text: Getting started with Fitbit Charge 3. Know your body and understand your health with our most advanced fitness tracker.

Check out this guide for everything you need to get the most out of Charge 3.

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1 | Set up Charge 3

Learn how to charge, turn on, and sync Charge 3.

Inspire 2 - Smiling Battery

Turn on and charge your device. To set up Charge 3, first connect it to the charging cable.

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

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

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

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Automatically sync. Charge 3 syncs your data with the Fitbit app throughout the day. Open the app to see your exercise history, check your sleep stages, log food, and more.

2 | Get to know Charge 3

Learn about Charge 3 features and apps.

Today's progress toward the overall step goal and hourly step goal

See your stats. Swipe up on the clock face to see your daily stats, including steps, heart rate, active minutes, sleep, and more.

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

A reminder for a meeting, its location, and a button to dismiss it

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

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

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Change your clock face. Match your tracker to your style by picking from a variety of clock faces.

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

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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?

Relax app screen showing the 2 minute session with a play button

Take a breather. Choose a 2-minute or 5-minute guided breathing session to find moments of calm throughout the day with the Relax app.

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

3 | Get moving with Charge 3

Learn how to maximize your activity with Charge 3.

Animation of the hourly step goal reminder that states only 112 steps to go until it's met

Get up and step. Charge 3 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 shortcuts screen

Customize your exercises. Choose from over 15 exercise types—like run, swim, bike, and yoga— to track your favorite workouts. You can also customize settings for various exercises, including connected GPS and interval durations.

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

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Track your workouts. Use the Exercise app on Charge 3 to start and stop a workout, see real-time stats, and get an exercise summary when you’re done.

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

Set exercise goals. Choose an exercise, enter your goal—such as time, distance, or calories—and get moving. Charge 3 will vibrate and the screen will flash when you reach your goal.

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

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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 and change how your activity is labeled.

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


 To learn more about your tracker, see the Fitbit Charge 3 manual.

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