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For assistance with Fitbit health and fitness features on your Google Pixel Watch, including heart rate and heart health, exercise, and sleep, visit help.fitbit.com

Set up and track activity and sleep with Fitbit on Google Pixel Watch

How to Set up and Use Fitbit on your Google Pixel Watch

Get help reaching your health and fitness goals with Fitbit's all-day activity, exercise and heart-rate tracking, sleep tracking and more.

Connect the Fitbit app

Connect the Fitbit app during setup or any time.

Note: To create an account for Fitbit, you're prompted to enter your height, weight, age and sex to calculate your stride length and to estimate distance, basal metabolic rate and calorie burn. For more information, go to How does my Fitbit device calculate my daily activity?

Family Link will work with Google Pixel Watch, but at the moment child accounts under a Fitbit family account are not supported. For children, we recommend the Fitbit Ace 3 activity tracker.

 

New Fitbit users

  1. On your phone, download the Fitbit app.
  2. Open the Fitbit app and tap Sign in with Google.
  3. Follow the on-screen instructions to create an account and connect your watch.
  4. For Google Pixel Watch 2 users, create a Google Account or sign in with an existing one to continue the setup process.

Existing Fitbit users

  1. On your phone, open the Fitbit app and sign in. If prompted, follow the instructions to move Fitbit to your Google Account. Pixel Watch 2 users must move Fitbit to a Google Account to proceed.
  2. From the Today tab , tap the icon in the top left and then Set up a device .
  3. Tap Google Pixel Watch in the list of devices, and follow the on-screen instructions to connect your watch to your account.

After you set up your account:

  • Your first name, last initial and profile picture are visible to all other Fitbit users.
  • Your 'About me' information and the date that you joined Fitbit is visible to your Fitbit friends.

Your average daily step count is visible to your Fitbit friends and other members of groups that you join by default, although you can update your sharing settings. You have the option to share other information, but most of the information that you provide to create an account is private by default.

Unable to connect my Fitbit to Pixel Watch

If you're having trouble connecting your watch to your Fitbit account, check for the following:

  • The Pixel Watch app is installed and up to date
  • Your device is connected to the Internet (Wi-Fi or LTE)
  • You're signing in with the correct account login and password

Also, make sure that the Fitbit app on your watch is updated by following these steps:

  1. On your watch, press the crown.
  2. Tap Play Store Google Play.
  3. Swipe up and tap Manage apps and then Update all.
  4. Try to connect your watch again.

If you've tried the steps above and you're still unable to connect your watch, follow these steps:

  1. On your watch, press the crown.
  2. Tap Fitbit Today and then Log in.
  3. If prompted, download and install the Fitbit app on your phone.
    • If you already have an account, sign in. If prompted, follow the on-screen instructions to move Fitbit to your Google Account.
    • If you don't have a Fitbit account, tap Sign in with Google and follow the on-screen instructions.
  4. On your phone, from the Today tab , tap the icon in the top left and then Set up a device .
  5. Tap Google Pixel Watch in the list of devices, and follow the on-screen instructions to connect your watch to your account.

Sign up for Fitbit Premium features

A six-month trial of Fitbit Premium is included with each Google Pixel Watch purchase.1

Fitbit Premium is your personalised resource in the Fitbit app for deeper health and fitness insights, exclusive workouts, mindfulness sessions and more. After you've activated and paired your Google Pixel Watch with the Fitbit app on your phone, you can activate Premium.

  1. On Google Pixel Watch, sign in to your Fitbit account.
  2. On your phone, open Fitbit .
  3. Tap Premium .
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions to redeem the trial.

Learn more at What should I know about Fitbit Premium?

Track exercise, fitness and activity goals

How to use fitness features on Google Pixel Watch 2

Exercise with your Pixel Watch

Google Pixel Watch can track several activity types. Track steps, calories, GPS data and more with activity types like running, weightlifting or tennis on Google Pixel Watch. Learn more about how to track your workouts.

Google Pixel Watch 2 can automatically detect and remind you to start and stop several activity types including walking, running, cycling and rowing.

Turn on automatic detection on Google Pixel Watch 2

  1. On your watch, open Fitbit Exercise.
  2. Tap an activity and then tap Customise .
  3. Turn on Start workout reminders.

Important: Google Pixel Watch 2 includes extra workout modes that are not currently available on Pixel Watch. These modes track heart-rate zone targets and pace coaching.

Tips for exercising with your Pixel Watch

Regularly clean your band and wrist, especially after working out, sweating or washing your hands. While not waterproof, Google Pixel Watch is water resistant and splash-proof. We recommend that you take the watch off after it gets wet, and that you dry it well before putting it back on.2

Google Pixel Watch can withstand some rain, shallow pools and sweat from exercise, but it should not be underwater for more than 24 hours, used during high-speed or high-impact water sports, or exposed to soapy water or other liquids. Learn more at Clean and care for Google Pixel Watch.

Swim with and clean your water-resistant Pixel Watch

Regularly clean your band and wrist, especially after working out, sweating or washing your hands. While not waterproof, Google Pixel Watch is water resistant and splash-proof. We recommend that you take the watch off after it gets wet, and that you dry it well before putting it back on.2

The Google Pixel Watch can withstand some rain, shallow pools and sweat from exercise, but it should not be immersed in water for more than 24 hours, used during high-speed or high-impact water sports, or exposed to soapy water or other liquids.

Sleep habits

How to Track your Sleep on your Google Pixel Watch

Set sleep goals, track your sleep stages and manage reminders to wind down. For sleep tracking, you will need a minimum of 20% charge. Try charging during your morning routine or wind-down time at night so that the battery lasts while you're sleeping.

Important: Pixel Watch 2 has a dedicated sensor to monitor variations in your sleeping skin temperature,3 related to your wellness. Pixel Watch 2 tracks and reports blood oxygen saturation4 after a sleep lasting more than three hours.

Learn more about how your Google Pixel Watch can help track your sleep.

Track health, heart rate and ECG

How to use health tracking on Google Pixel Watch 2

The Fitbit app on Pixel Watch can give you insights into data about your health and heart rate. Learn more at Fitbit health, heart rate and ECG tracking on Pixel Watch.5

Important: Pixel Watch 2 has a multipath heart-rate sensor that captures up to 40% more accurate heart-rate tracking during vigorous activities like HIIT, spinning and rowing.6 Your watch can also alert you during periods of abnormally high and low heart rate throughout the day.

Body-response sensor for stress management

How to use body response tracking on Google Pixel Watch 2

With all-day body-response tracking using a cEDA sensor, identify physical signs of stress, excitement, effects from caffeine and more. Over time, you'll be able to recognise your stress triggers and manage them in the moment.

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

Track deviations in sleeping skin temperature

The Pixel Watch 2 comes with a dedicated skin temperature sensor that measures your skin temperature at your wrist while you're sleeping. After establishing a baseline temperature by sleeping with your watch for three nights, your watch and phone will report the average skin temperature deviation from your baseline in degrees. This information may provide helpful insight for managing your wellness. Learn more at How can Fitbit help me track my temperature.

1 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 the end of the membership to avoid recurring fees. Content and features may change. See fitbit.com/premium for full terms.

2 Google Pixel Watch is designed to comply with a water protection rating of 5 ATM under ISO standard 22810:2010 when manufactured, but it is not waterproof. Water resistance is not a permanent condition and decreases or is lost over time due to normal wear and tear, repair, disassembly or damage. Dropping your device may result in loss of water resistance. The Google Pixel Watch has been designed to be used in shallow water and should not be used for activities involving water at high velocity or high temperature. Some Google Pixel Watch bands are not water resistant. Go to g.co/pixelwatch/water for details. After any exposure to liquid, we recommend drying the watch and band because, as with any wearable device, it's best for your skin if the band is clean and dry.

3 Requires the Fitbit mobile app. Not available in all countries. Significant changes in ambient temperature may negatively impact skin temperature tracking.

4 Requires the Fitbit mobile app. Not available in all countries. The SpO2 feature is not intended to diagnose or treat any medical condition or for any other medical purpose. It is intended to help you manage your wellbeing and keep track of your information.

5 The ECG app is only available in selected countries. Not intended for use by people under 22 years old. Go to fitbit.com/ecg for additional details.

6 Compared to Google Pixel Watch (1st gen). Based on 90th percentile BPM errors from 2023 testing of individuals engaged in HIIT, spinning and rowing using pre-production Pixel Watch 2 and Pixel Watch (1st gen). Percentage improvement does not relate to other exercises.

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