Can you use Fitbit without app?

Answered by Phillip Nicastro

You can use Fitbit without the app, but it will limit the functionality and features available to you. The Fitbit app is designed to sync with your Fitbit device and provide you with a comprehensive view of your fitness and health data.

When you first set up your Fitbit device, it is recommended to use the Fitbit app to complete the setup process. However, if you don’t want to use the app, you can still set up your device using a computer.

To set up your Fitbit device without the app, you need to follow these steps:

1. Open a web browser on your computer, phone, or tablet.
2. Go to
3. Tap on the “Get started” button.
4. A pop-up message may appear asking you to allow Fitbit to use Bluetooth. Tap on “Allow” to proceed.
5. Follow the on-screen instructions to set up your Fitbit device.

Once your Fitbit device is set up without the app, it will still track your steps, distance, calories burned, and other basic metrics. However, you won’t be able to access advanced features like sleep tracking, heart rate monitoring, and personalized insights without the app.

Additionally, by not using the app, you won’t be able to sync your data wirelessly with your Fitbit account. Instead, you will need to connect your Fitbit device to your computer using the provided USB dongle or cable to manually sync your data.

It’s important to note that while you can use Fitbit without the app, the app enhances the overall experience and provides a more comprehensive view of your fitness journey. The app allows you to set goals, track your progress over time, participate in challenges and social features, and receive personalized guidance and insights based on your data.

Personally, I have found the Fitbit app to be incredibly helpful in staying motivated and keeping track of my fitness goals. It provides a convenient way to monitor my progress and make adjustments to my routines.

While you can use Fitbit without the app, it is recommended to use the app for the best experience and access to all the features and functionalities that Fitbit has to offer.