Fitbit Tutorial: How to Set Up Fitbit Flex on iOS and Android

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Fitbit Tutorial Series – Fitbit Flex is the company’s first wrist-worn activity monitor that syncs with your mobile device. It uses Bluetooth 4.0 to sync with compatible mobile device. When you first get the Flex, you’ll need to set it up. Read the Fitbit Flex Tutorial on how to Set up Fitbit Flex on a iOS and Android here. It will only take a few minutes for it and you will get ready with your Flex.

How to iOS pairing

How to Android pairing

Fitbit Flex Tutorial: Compatible Mobile Device

Fitbit FlexFirst, you need to make sure that your mobile device is compatible with your Flex. The Flex is capable of setting up and syncing with select mobile devices that support Bluetooth 4.0 technology. You can visit www.fitbit.com/devices to see if your mobile device is compatible or not.

Don’t worry, you can still use the Fitbit App to view your data and track your progress even though your mobile device is not compatible to sync via Bluetooth. You can use your PC or Mac to complete the setup.

How to Charge the Flex

Second, charge your Flex before set it up. Read the Fitbit Flex Tutorial on How to Charge the Flex below.

To charge your Flex, you need to remove it from the wristband it came in. Plug your charging cable into a USB port on your computer and insert your Flex into the charging cable with the LED indicator lights facing up. The setup can be started when your Flex displays four lights during charging.

The LED indicator lights will progressively illuminate on your Flex as it charges. Each light represents 20% of the maximum charge. Once all five lights pulse in unison, your Flex will be fully charged. Charging completely can take up to three hours.

How to Install the Fitbit App

The Fitbit Flex must be paired directly through the Fitbit App, not through the Settings app on your device. In order to install the app, you can go to iOS App store or Google Play store and search for “Fitbit”. If you already have the Fitbit app installed, please upgrade for the latest version. When you have already got the Fitbit App, then it’s time for iOS pairing.

Fitbit Flex Tutorial: iOS pairing

For iOS pairing, you need to open the Fitbit App and create an account. If you don’t have a Fitbit account, then you can select Join Fitbit. If you have already have an account, click Log in. Only one Fitbit tracker can be paired to an account. If you want to replace an existing tracker, you can tap Account > Set Up a New Fitbit device.

Now, tap Flex as the device and tap Set up your Flex. On the next few screens, enter your personal details. Next, enter your name and the email address and password and Tap All done! and follow the instructions to remove the Flex tracker from the wristband and charge the device.

To start pairing your Flex, you can Tap I’m Ready . Once found, the lights on your Flex will begin to blink. Tap the window of your Flex repeatedly with your finger until it vibrates. To finish the setup, tap Next. Now you can go to your dashboard.

Fitbit Flex Tutorial: iOS Syncing

Now its time for iOS syncing. You can read the Fitbit Flex guide iOS Syncing below. Please make sure that your mobile device is compatible with your Flex by visiting this site: fitbit.com/devices

Your Flex can sync directly to supported iOS devices via Bluetooth. The flex will automatically sync to your mobile device every time you open the Fitbit App as long as Bluetooth is enabled in the iOS device Settings app.

Fitbit Flex Guidance: Force Sync

You can force your Flex to sync while the app is already open. Here is tutorial how to Force Sync on Fitbit Flex.

In order to force your Flex to sync, you can open the Fitbit App. Now tap Flex, at the top of the dashboard. Then, tap Sync Now.

To see your real-time dashboard, open the Fitbit app. Once your Flex syncs, the message “Connected to your Flex” will appear at the top of the screen. Take a few steps to see your stats update instantly.

If you want to sync with your iOS device while the Fitbit app is running in the background you can use the all-day sync. You can Account and then Flex to toggle All-Day Sync on or off.

Fitbit Flex Tutorial: Android Pairing

For android pairing, open the Fitbit App. If you don’t have a Fitbit account, then you can select Join Fitbit. If you have already have an account, click Log in. Enter the email address and password for your Fitbit account and tap Sign Up.

Then, enter your personal details, then tap Save. Next, tap Set up Now, choose Flex and follow the onscreen prompts. Tap I’m Ready to begin searching for your Flex. Once found, the lights on your Flex will begin to blink. Tap the window of your Flex repeatedly with your finger until it vibrates. If you have trouble finding your Flex, tap Try Again and follow the onscreen instructions for help.

Once the Fitbit App shows the message “You’re all set!” you can tap Go To Dashboard to complete setup.

Fitbit Flex Tutorial for Android Syncing

For Android syncing, you need to make sure that your mobile device is compatible with your Flex. Visit fitbit.com/devices for it.

Syncing will occur automatically when you open the Fitbit app, as long as Bluetooth is enabled in both the Android device settings and the Fitbit app. If you want to turn on Bluetooth in the Fitbit app, tap the Menu button > Device Settings > check Use Bluetooth.

Next, tap to sync using Near-Field Communication (NFC). Your Flex is equipped with Near-Field Communication (NFC) technology, allowing it to interact with Android devices that support this feature.

With the screen on and unlocked, tap your Android device to the top of your Flex. You may need to adjust the location based on where your Android device’s NFC chip is located. After a moment, the Fitbit app will automatically open. If you haven’t opened the Fitbit app recently, launching will automatically sync via Bluetooth.

Reading the Reading the Fitbit Flex tutorial on how to set up on iOS and Android will only take a few minutes but will help you to get the most out of your new Flex.

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