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Hey there @Toé, it's nice to see you around here! Charge 3 includes connected GPS. This means that it will connect to the GPS through your phone. Connected GPS is available for all supported phones with GPS sensors. For more information about setting up connected GPS; check this helpful article.

 

  1. To use connected GPS, turn on Bluetooth and GPS on your phone.
  2. Make sure the Fitbit app has permission to use GPS or location services.
  3. Check that connected GPS is turned on for the exercise. a. Open the Exercise app and swipe left to find the exercise you want to track. b. Swipe up and make sure Use Phone GPS is set to On.
  4. Keep your phone with you while you exercise.

Please check Charge 3 User Manual (page 36) for information on tracking GPS exercises with this new device.

 

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There are only a handful of Fitbits with built-in GPS. However, most of its other devices have the ability to connect to a GPS signal via your smartphone. Here’s what to do if you’re having trouble establishing a connection.


Troubleshooting Fitbits with Connected GPS

Those that run or cycle often appreciate the usefulness of built-in GPS. And while there are quite a few sports watches with this functionality, fitness bands with built-in GPS are few and far between.

The next best thing is Connected GPS. This is a fancy term meaning the device on your wrist can piggy-back on your smartphone’s GPS signal. The benefit of this is that your outdoor exercise stats will be more accurate, plus you get a map of the workout in the Fitbit smartphone app.

What to do if the Fitbit is unable to get a satellite signal

Those of us that have a watch with built-in GPS know that it can be very difficult at times to secure a connection. The same applies to Connected GPS – yes, the dreaded ‘Connecting…’ message!

Fitbit suggests you switch off Wi-Fi on the phone when using Connected GPS. Of course, the Bluetooth on your smartphone needs to be switched on in order for it to communicate with the device on your wrist. You can check whether this is the case by going into the Bluetooth settings on your phone.

Your phone needs to be within 30 feet of your device, and the Fitbit app should be open while you are tracking your workout. The wearable will vibrate to indicate that it found a GPS signal. How quickly this occurs depends on your surroundings. Tall buildings, dense forests or steep hills might all impede with your phone’s ability to find a GPS satellite.

Ideally, you want to wait until the signal is established before you start your exercise. Otherwise the step count will be used to estimate distance instead of GPS, and your workout data will be less accurate.

If you’re not getting a signal the first thing to do is to check that Connected GPS is switched on. On the Versa 1 or 2, this is done by tapping the gear icon on any exercise and making sure that GPS is listed and switched on. Similarly, on Charge 3 check that Use Phone GPS is listed and on for the particular exercise. On Charge 2 and Inspire range you will need to do this via the Fitbit app. Choose the Today tab/your profile/your device images/Exercise Shortcuts. Find the exercise and make sure Connected GPS is on.

Additional things you can try

Here are a few more things you can try if you’re still having problems obtaining a GPS signal:

  • close and re-open the Fitbit app
  • restart your smartphone
  • go to the Location section in your smartphone’s settings and make sure Fitbit has permission to access these
  • for Android smartphones, in your phones settings go to location, location method, and choose phone only
  • other smart devices (such as headphones) may interfere with the Bluetooth signal, so you may want to try switching these off

Troubleshooting Fitbits with built-in GPS

But what if you are having problems securing connection on a device with built-in GPS? There are things you can do to help resolve this.

Charge 4 is the latest fitness band from the San Francisco wearables manufacturer. It’s main upgrade is the inclusion of built-in GPS. You won’t find many fitness bands with built-in GPS.

The previous editions only had Connected GPS. This means they require your smartphone in order to obtain a satellite signal.

No other Fitbit fitness bands have built-in GPS. But a couple of smartwatches do – Versa 3 and Sense. Or you could opt for the agening Ionic.

Using built-in GPS on a Fitbit

Using the built-in GPS is very simple. Open the Exercise app on your Fitbit and choose an activity such as walk, run, bike, golf or hike. These are the ones that support GPS tracking. The others don’t so there’s no point in trying.

Wait until the tracker establishes and connects to the satellite. Once the signal is there tap on the play icon to commence your workout.

There are three GPS settings you should be aware of. One is the built-in GPS which works as explained above. There’s also a Phone GPS setting which works as described above – via Connected GPS (by tapping into the GPS sensors on your smartphone). The final option is called Dynamic GPS. This uses the built-in GPS at the beginning of the workout, but if you have your phone with you it will revert to its sensors to map the route.

You might want to choose the second or third option to preserve battery life. This is done by going into the settings on Charge 4 and tapping on “GPS Settings”.

Of the three options, built-in GPS is much more convenient as it allows for true phone-free exercising outdoors.


What to do if built-in GPS on Fitbit doesn’t connect

As long as you are using built-in GPS and the connection is stable, your activity tracker will utilise that data to calculate distance, step count and other stats. If the connection is non-existent or drops, your tracker will refer to counting your steps to estimate these metrics.

There are a few things you can do to make sure Charge 4, Versa 3, Sense or Ionic establishes a connection quickly.

For starters, make sure you have a clear view of the sky. This will help with obtaining the signal. Avoid tall buildings, dense forests, steep hills. Even thick cloud cover can make obtaining a connection more difficult, but there’s nothing you can do about that.

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It’s also a good idea to make sure that GPS is switched on. This is done by opening the Exercise app, choosing the exercise you want to track and swiping up. Make sure the setting is switched to “On”.

Other things you can do include making sure your Fitbit is topped up to at least 80% battery capacity. This is because using built-in GPS is battery draining.

The company says you should also avoid trying to start an exercise with GPS several times in a row. Apparently, that can cause issues.

There’s a 10 minute window to establish a GPS connection. If your device fails to do so, you’ll be presented with options to end the exercise, change the GPS mode or start the exercise again.

What to do if the built-in GPS connection of a Fitbit keeps dropping

Let’s say you managed to establish the connection and commence your workout. But the signal keeps dropping. For example, the GPS connection gets lost midway through your run. A number of users have reported this issue on Fitbit Community forums. This can be very frustrating as it will mess with the exercise data.

Those who have spoken to Fitbit Support report they’ve been told to restart the device. The other suggestions are along the lines the ones we have listed above such as making sure you have a clear view of the sky.

A Fitbit Moderator on the forum says the following.

“We are aware that some customers are reporting that during a GPS activity, the GPS connection may be lost.” and adds

“If normal troubleshooting steps are unsuccessful, we are working on a resolution and are sorry for any trouble. We appreciate your patience and look forward to getting you back on track.”

None of this works? Revert to Connected GPS.

Hopefully one of the above solutions will have resolved any problem you might be experincing with built-in GPS. No? A not-so-ideal workaround can be to revert to using the Phone GPS settings options. It won’t resolve the built-in GPS issue, but at least you’ll be able to put in that workout! And then hope for the best next time around.

Essential reading: Experiencing problems with your Fitbit? Where to get help.

If, on the other hand, you suspect your device is faulty, the other option is to contact Fitbit Support. They will create a case and further assist you. Or you could exchange the fitness band or smartwatch for another one in the store where you bought it.

* This article has been updated in May 2021

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Does my Fitbit device have GPS?

Fitbit's Ionic smartwatch

Fitbit models with built-in GPS

The Fitbit Sense, Versa 3, Ionic, and Charge 4 & Charge 5 all feature both built-in GPS + GLONASS. 

With Built-In GPS, your Fitbit records your position during outdoor runs, rides, walks, hikes, and more. This GPS function allows you to see your pace and distance and view a map of your workout in the Fitbit app.

While the Charge 4 or 5 offers built-in GPS, it primarily uses your phone’s GPS to save battery when your phone is nearby. If you don’t take your phone, Charge 4 and 5 uses its built-in GPS.

What is the GLONASS option of Fitbit’s GPS feature?

GLONASS is Russia’s global positioning satellite system that works with GPS to provide your Fitbit with position information.

GLONASS helps connect your Fitbit to satellites faster than GPS alone and provides enhanced GOS performance.

Fitbit’s Connected GPS

The Fitbit Luxe, Blaze, Fitbit Charge 2, Fitbit Charge 3, Fitbit Inspire 2 & Inspire HR, Fitbit Versa, Versa Lite, and Versa 2 devices all solely use the GPS sensors on your smartphone to capture data.

So make sure you keep your phone near your device to capture your activity!

For Connected GPS to work, make sure you pair your Fitbit to your phone and turn on Bluetooth.

And, check that Allow Location Access is set to Always or All the time for the Fitbit app on your phone.

Looking to turn off GPS on your Fitbit?

To learn how to turn GPS off, check out this article for those steps: How to turn off GPS on your Fitbit watch or tracker.

How do I turn on GPS before an exercise on my Fitbit device?

In general, for all Fitbits, you use the Exercise app to track your workout’s route using GPS. Only activities where you cover physical distance offer GPS tracking.

  • On your Fitbit, open the Exercise app and choose an activity type.
  • Scroll down check that GPS is on before you start the activity–if you turned it off in the past, you need to turn it back on. Not all Fitbits offer this option.
  • Wait for your Fitbit to show that GPS is connected.
  • Once GPS is active, tap the play icon and begin working out.

If the GPS signal disconnects, don’t stop exercising. Your phone or Fitbit device continues to search for a signal and should reconnect once found.

Fitbit Ionic & Versa Series, and Sense

  1. Open the Exercise app and scroll to the exercise you want to track.
  2. Tap the settings gear icon and make sure GPS is On. If not, tap it once to turn it on.
    1. You may have to swipe up to find this option.turn on GPS for Fitbit Versa

Only The Sense, Versa 3, and Ionic offer built-in GPS. The Versa, Versa Lite, and Versa 2 use the GPS sensors on your nearby phone to capture GPS data.

Fitbit Charge 5

  1. Set your Charge’s GPS mode by opening the Settings app > GPS > GPS Mode.
    1. Choose Built-inDynamic, or Phone GPS.
    2. We recommend using Dynamic or Built-in unless you always carry your phone with you.
    3. If the GPS signal is lost while working out, your Charge 5 cannot switch to a different GPS type, i.e. it must use the same GPS setting during the entire workout.
  2. Open the Exercise app and locate the exercise you want to do.
  3. Tap the exercise, then swipe up and make sure GPS is on.

Fitbit Charge 4 & Charge 3

  1. To use GLONASS (Charge 4 only), open the Settings app > GPS Settings > GLONASS and turn it on.
    1. GLONASS works only when your Fitbit uses built-in GPS–it does not work when your Charge 4 uses your phone’s GPS sensors.
  2. Open the Exercise app and swipe to find the exercise you want to track.
  3. Swipe up, and make sure GPS is On. If not, tap it once.Fitbit Charge GPS settings
  4. If the GPS signal is lost while working out, your Charge 4 cannot switch to a different GPS type, i.e. it must use the same GPS setting during the entire workout.

Fitbit Luxe

  1. On your Luxe, open the Exercise app.
  2. Choose your exercise type.
  3. Swipe up through the exercise settings to locate GPS.
  4. Tap GPS to turn it on.
  5. Wait for the screen to show GPS connected and for your Luxe to vibrate before starting your exercise.

Fitbit Inspire Series

  1. Click on the Settings app and make sure Phone GPS is On. If not, tap it once.Connected GPS for Fitbit Inspire

Fitbit Blaze

  1. In the Fitbit app, click on Exercise Shortcuts. Open the exercise you want to track, and ensure Connected GPS is turned on.
  2. If GPS doesn’t connect, confirm GPS is enabled on your device by pressing the gear icon and making sure Use Phone GPS is on.

Fitbit Charge 2

  1. In the Fitbit app, click on Exercise Shortcuts
  2. Tap the exercise you want to track and make sure Connected GPS is turned on. Connected GPS for Fitbit in Fitbit app

How do I start a workout with GPS on my Fitbit device? 

  1. Open up the Exercise app on your device, and click on an activity. Fitbit exercise app on screen on Versa 2
    1. Remember, only activities where you cover physical distance, such as running, walking, or cycling, give you GPS tracking.
  2. Wait for GPS to connect. You should see a message that your device is connecting. This process may take a while, depending on your location. GPS Connecting on Fitbit
  3. Once connected, press the play icon to start your activity.

How do I see GPS data captured by my Fitbit device?

Fitbit exercise intensity map

Once you’ve ended your workout, open the Fitbit app, and tap the Exercise tile.

You’ll then see a workout intensity map that shows your route, distance, heart-rate zones, and pace. Tap on the map to further analyze your activity.

How do I allow my Fitbit device to use my phone’s GPS sensors?

Turn on Fitbit’s Connected GPS for iPhones

  1. First, you’ll need to make sure your phone can track your location when you’re out of WiFi range. To do this, open Settings, then Cellular, and then ensure Cellular Data is turned on.
  2. Now make sure your phone can continue tracking your location when your phone is locked. Go to Settings, then General. Next, press Background App Refresh, search for the Fitbit app and make sure it’s turned on. Fitbit background app refresh on iPhone
  3. Finally, confirm your phone can identify your location. Settings, then privacy, then make sure Location Services is set to On. Search for Fitbit in the app list, and change Allow Location Access to Always. For best GPS data, also toggle on Precise Location.iPhone Location services for Fitbit app

Turn on Fitbit’s Connected GPS for Android and Windows 10 Phones

  1. Like iPhones, make sure your phone can track your activity by turning on cellular data.
  2. Ensure your phone can continue to track your location while it’s locked. How you do this varies by model–check with your device’s or operating system’s user guide or manual.
  3. Make sure your phone can identify your location by turning on Location Services in your privacy settings.

GPS on Android

You want to see a notice that Connected GPS is running for Fitbit. Connected GPS is running for Fitbit on Android

How do I export my GPS Fitbit account data?

You can quickly export up to 31 days of your most recent Fitbit data or successfully export archived Fitbit data from any activity since you activated your account.

However, exporting archived data is a little more complicated.

To export your recent Fitbit account data:

  1. From the Fitbit’s online dashboard, log in to your Fitbit account. 
  2. Click the gear icon and choose Settings.Settings icon in Fitbit online account dashboard
  3. In your account’s sidebar, choose Data Export. Fitbit.com data export from Fitbit account's dashboard online
  4. Choose the time period and data you want to include and the file format.
  5. Click Download. Data export from your Fitbit account

By downloading your data as a .GPX, .TCX or .FIT file, you can upload your activities to applications like Strava.

To export your archived Fitbit account data:

  1. From the fitbit.com dashboard, click the gear icon.
  2. Go to Settings.
  3. From the sidebar, choose Data Export.
  4. Open the Export Your Account Archive tab, then click Request Data. Export all Fitbit Account Data and Archive
  5. You’ll get sent an email to the address associated with your Fitbit account. Open the email and click ‘confirm your data archive request.’
  6. You’ll receive another email with a link to download your Fitbit account data.
  7. Download and save the data file to your computer. 

Fitbit’s built-in GPS not working? GPS signal missing?Fitbit stuck on connecting to GPS and GPS not working

If the built-in GPS isn’t working on your Fitbit device, try these tips.

  • Make sure the exercise you select allows for GPS tracking. Swipe on any exercise and check that Use Phone GPS is listed and set to On, and if available on your Fitbit, turn on GLONASS too (reduces battery life on your Fitbit.)
    • Only activities where you cover physical distance outdoors, like a run, walk, hike, or bike ride, offer GPS tracking.
  • Use these settings for best built-in GPS performance:
    • GPS built-in.
    • GLONASS on.
    • Low-power GPS off.
  • Charge your Fitbit to at least 80% before going out for your workout or activity.
  • If using a metal band, switch to a fabric or elastomeric band and see if the GPS signal improves. There’s anecdotal evidence that metal bands and, in particular, any magnetic clasps or other parts interfere with GPS connections.
    • Also, if you wear any jewelry made from metal, remove those, especially if you wear them on the same arms/hand as your Fitbit.
  • Turn off GPS Low Power Mode.
  • On your Fitbit, open the Settings app > GPS Settings and change GPS mode to Built-in GPS instead of Dynamic or Phone modes.
  • Sync your Fitbit device to your phone’s Fitbit app before going out, and make sure All Day Sync is turned on inside the Fitbit app.
  • Check if there is a firmware update for your Fitbit device and if so, update it.
  • Force quit and then relaunch your phone’s Fitbit app to refresh its connection to your Fitbit. Do this before you go out without your phone.
  • Restart your Fitbit device.
  • Uninstall the Fitbit app on your paired phone, then reinstall it. Once done, perform a factory reset of your Fitbit device.

Fitbit’s Connected GPS not working? Or GPS signal missing?GPS stuck on connecting on Fitbit Versa

If your Fitbit failed to map your route using your phone’s GPS, try starting the exercise in the Fitbit app on your phone instead of starting it directly on your Fitbit.

Remember, only activities where you cover physical distance outdoors, like a run, walk, hike, or bike ride, offer Connected GPS tracking with your phone.

And remember to wait for your phone to find the GPS signal before you start your workout.

Your phone’s Fitbit app needs to be active or running in the background to connect to GPS.

If that didn’t help, make sure Bluetooth is on, and your Fitbit is listed as connected in those Bluetooth settings.

Verify that the Fitbit app is always allowed in the background for things like location services, background app refresh, and battery usage by app.

Turn off Low Power mode, Battery savings, or Power saver mode on your phone.

Other things to check are that you don’t have Airplane mode or Do Not Disturb on and that you set the Fitbit app to the All Day Sync option. For Android devices, make sure Always Connected is on.

Tips to get Connected GPS working on your Fitbit device

  • Update the Fitbit app to its latest version and check if your Fitbit device has a pending firmware update.
  • Force quit and then relaunch the Fitbit app to refresh its connection. Then, sync your device in the app. Finally, select a GPS-based activity and start it from the tracker.
  • Open your phone’s Settings > Fitbit app and turn off Bluetooth. Restart your phone and then go back to Settings > Fitbit app and turn Bluetooth on.
  • Go to your paired phone’s settings, turn Bluetooth off, wait 20 seconds, and then turn it back on.
  • Review your phone’s Bluetooth devices. If you see any old and not used Fitbit devices in your phone’s list of Bluetooth devices, tap them and choose to Forget this Device.
  • Restart your phone and restart your Fitbit device.
  • Sync your Fitbit and then remove the Fitbit app and reinstall it on your paired phone.
  • Set up your Fitbit as a new device.
    • Sync your Fitbit to the Fitbit app so you archive your data.
    • Go to the Bluetooth settings on your phone and choose to Forget this Device.
    • Open the Fitbit app and choose to Set up a New Device.
    • Choose your Fitbit model and follow the onscreen instructions.
    • If the Fitbit app asks you to replace your Fitbit, choose to replace it.
    • Pair your Fitbit with your phone or other device and follow the remaining instructions.

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Connected GPS: What even is it?

You may have stumbled across the term connected GPS, especially when reading about Fitbit’s line of smartwatches and fitness trackers. There’s actually a pretty big distinction between connected GPS and built-in GPS, which we’ll talk all about in this article.

What is connected GPS and how does it compare to GPS?

The term connected GPS is a fitness company’s way of saying a wearable can tether to your smartphone’s GPS, but it doesn’t have a GPS sensor built-in. Connected GPS is an easy way for a manufacturer to add GPS functionality to any device. Instead of including a GPS sensor directly in a wearable, the wearable can tether off your phone’s built-in GPS hardware. This brings down the overall cost and physical size of the device. This is because the manufacturer wouldn’t need to spend the extra money on a standalone GPS sensor.

Related: The best smartwatches you can get right now

On the other hand, there’s one big downside to using a device with connected GPS over one that has a GPS built-in. In that setup, the wearable is heavily reliant on another device to use its full potential. So if you want to use GPS functionality on a connected GPS-enabled device, you’ll also need to carry your phone with you.

Which devices have connected GPS?

Most devices you can buy today with connected GPS are fitness trackers, including many Fitbit devices. The Fitbit Versa, Versa Lite, Versa 2, Fitbit Inspire, and Inspire HR all fall into this category. Other wearables not made by Fitbit also have connected GPS functionality, including the Xiaomi Mi Band 4, Withings Move, and more. Here are a few of our favorite devices with connected GPS:

Though connected GPS is a great feature to have, many other manufacturers opt for built-in GPS technology instead. Some of the latest smartwatches like the Fossil’s Gen 5 smartwatch line, the Samsung Galaxy Watch 3., and the Fitbit Versa 3 all have built-in GPS functionality. There are seemingly countless other devices, new and old, with built-in GPS. Here are some of our favorites:

In an even bigger cost-saving measure, some manufacturers completely skip adding GPS (connected GPS and built-in GPS) to their devices. The Samsung Galaxy Fit and Garmin Vivosmart 4 are prime examples. Though both companies make good fitness trackers, this little omission makes them a hard sell over something like what Xiaomi is offering given its price point.

What is the best option for you?

In the end, which method of GPS functionality you need is primarily dependent on your physical activity. If you are an outdoor runner, cyclist, or swimmer, and you want to track your workouts as accurately as possible, you should purchase a device with a built-in GPS sensor. Garmin has a ton of GPS running watches available with built-in GPS, and the Fitbit Versa 3 is pretty great too.

If you work out in a gym or you don’t mind carrying your phone or mounting it to your bike, connected GPS is a great option, especially one of Fitbit’s connected GPS offerings. Smartphones today have excellent GPS technology built-in, so you can rely on high-end technology without paying a high-end price tag.

Buy the Fitbit Versa 3

Buy the Galaxy Watch 3

Buy the Garmin Vivoactive 4

If you rarely work out, or you never use GPS when you do, it simply comes down to personal preference. Style aside, devices with connected GPS are usually more budget-friendly. They also typically have a smaller profile, so if you are someone who wants to wear a traditional watch as well as a fitness tracker, one of these devices would be a better option.

I am no competitive athlete, and I personally prefer Wear OS devices, so I would be more inclined to grab something like the Fossil Gen 5 or Mobvoi’s TicWatch Pro 3. But, if I wanted to save some money and all I wanted was a device to extend my phone’s functionality and maybe count my steps, it would be really hard to pass on the Xiaomi Mi Band 4.

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How to Fix GPS Not Working on Fitbit Charge 2

Since the Fitbit Charge 2 does not have a built-in GPS, your Fitbit Charge 2 works with the sensors in your nearby mobile device to track GPS data (known as "connected" GPS). If your Fitbit device begins experiencing issues with GPS functionality, this guide will take you through troubleshooting steps to help you get things working properly again.
Fitbit Charge 2 laying next to a mobile device.

Your mobile device needs to be within 20 feet of your Fitbit Charge 2 in order for the devices to properly communicate with one another.

The following depicts errors you may experience with your Fitbit Charge 2's GPS functionality.
  • Phone not found (dashed line): If the phone icon has an animated dashed line next to it, your phone can't find a GPS signal. A weak GPS signal can be caused by environmental factors such as tall buildings, dense forest, steep hills, or even thick cloud cover. All of these factors can interrupt the connection between your tracker and GPS satellites.
    GPS Error Message Dashed Lines. Screenshot
  • Phone not found (crossed out): If the phone icon has a line through it, Bluetooth is likely turned off (meaning your tracker is no longer connected to your phone).
    GPS Error Message Crossed Out. Screenshot
  • Check Fitbit app: This message means you may need to grant location permissions on your phone.
    GPS Error Message Check Fitbit app. Screenshot

When it comes to GPS functionality, sometimes nothing is wrong with your Fitbit or your mobile device. A weak GPS signal can be caused by environmental factors such as tall buildings, dense forest, steep hills, or even thick cloud cover. All of these factors can disrupt or completely interrupt the connection between your device and GPS satellites.

  • Try moving outside or to a location where you can obtain a better signal. If this restores GPS functionality, the issue was with GPS signal and not your devices.
  1. Plug the charging cable into the USB port on your computer or any USB wall charger.
  2. Clip the other end of the charging cable to the port on the back of the tracker. The pins on the charging cable must lock securely with the port.
    Charging cable being held in person's fingers
  3. Make sure the button on your tracker is aligned with the button opening on the charging cable.
    picture of the charger connected to the watch
  4. You will know the connection is secure when the tracker vibrates and you see a battery icon on the display. Your Charge 2 will begin charging.
  5. Press and hold the button on your tracker for four seconds. When you see the Fitbit logo and the tracker vibrates, this means the tracker has restarted.
  6. Unplug your tracker from the charging cable.

On Your Android Device

  1. Turn off your phone. Push and hold the power button, then select Power off from the menu.
    Power off dialog with Power off highlighted.
  2. Wait 30 seconds.
  3. Turn your phone back on by pressing and holding the Power button for a few seconds, until the screen lights up.

On Your iOS Device

Powering off an iPhone.

  1. Hold down the lock/power button.
  2. Slide to power off when prompted.
  3. Wait until the phone is off.
  4. Hold down the lock/power button until you see the Apple logo.
  1. Swipe down from the top of the screen.
    Swipe down
  2. Tap the Bluetooth icon to enable it.
    Bluetooth EnabledBluetooth EnabledBluetooth DisabledBluetooth Disabled
  1. Open the Fitbit app.
    Fitbit app

  2. Tap the Menu button in the top left of the screen.
    Menu symbol pointed out in mobile app.

  3. Tap Devices.
    Devices option highlighted in menu.

  4. Tap and hold [Fitbit Name] that you want to delete.
    List of Fitbit devices.

  5. Tap Unpair again in the dialogue box.

When this Fitbit is added to another account, the tracker will automatically apply the new account settings.

  1. Your tablet or phone will now try to find your tracker.
  2. Wait for it to connect.
  3. Type the code on your Fitbit into your phone or tablet.
    Fitbit app with prompt for code displayed on Fitbit tracker's display. Screenshot.
  4. Your Fitbit is now connected!
  1. Hold down the power button on your Android device.

    Depending on the manufacturer and model of Android device you have, the location of the power button will vary.

  2. A prompt will appear on-screen. Select Restart.
    Android Power menu with Restart highlighted.
If the Restart option doesn't show up, tap Power Off instead. Press and hold the power button to turn the device back on.

If the menu doesn't show up, continue holding the power button until the device will turns off.
The following depicts errors you may experience with your Fitbit Charge 2's GPS functionality.
  • Phone not found (dashed line): If the phone icon has an animated dashed line next to it, your phone can't find a GPS signal. A weak GPS signal can be caused by environmental factors such as tall buildings, dense forest, steep hills, or even thick cloud cover. All of these factors can interrupt the connection between your tracker and GPS satellites.
    GPS Error Message Dashed Lines. Screenshot
  • Phone not found (crossed out): If the phone icon has a line through it, Bluetooth is likely turned off (meaning your tracker is no longer connected to your phone).
    GPS Error Message Crossed Out. Screenshot
  • Check Fitbit app: This message means you may need to grant location permissions on your phone.
    GPS Error Message Check Fitbit app. Screenshot

When it comes to GPS functionality, sometimes nothing is wrong with your Fitbit or your mobile device. A weak GPS signal can be caused by environmental factors such as tall buildings, dense forest, steep hills, or even thick cloud cover. All of these factors can disrupt or completely interrupt the connection between your device and GPS satellites.

  • Try moving outside or to a location where you can obtain a better signal. If this restores GPS functionality, the issue was with GPS signal and not your devices.
  1. Plug the charging cable into the USB port on your computer or any USB wall charger.
  2. Clip the other end of the charging cable to the port on the back of the tracker. The pins on the charging cable must lock securely with the port.
    Charging cable being held in person's fingers
  3. Make sure the button on your tracker is aligned with the button opening on the charging cable.
    picture of the charger connected to the watch
  4. You will know the connection is secure when the tracker vibrates and you see a battery icon on the display. Your Charge 2 will begin charging.
  5. Press and hold the button on your tracker for four seconds. When you see the Fitbit logo and the tracker vibrates, this means the tracker has restarted.
  6. Unplug your tracker from the charging cable.

On Your Android Device

  1. Turn off your phone. Push and hold the power button, then select Power off from the menu.
    Power off dialog with Power off highlighted.
  2. Wait 30 seconds.
  3. Turn your phone back on by pressing and holding the Power button for a few seconds, until the screen lights up.

On Your iOS Device

Powering off an iPhone.

  1. Hold down the lock/power button.
  2. Slide to power off when prompted.
  3. Wait until the phone is off.
  4. Hold down the lock/power button until you see the Apple logo.
  1. Open Settings.
    iOS Settings.
  2. Select Bluetooth.
    iOS Bluetooth
  3. Ensure that the Bluetooth toggle is in the On position.
    Bluetooth toggle switch highlighted in iOS settings.
  1. Your tablet or phone will now try to find your tracker.
  2. Wait for it to connect.
  3. Type the code on your Fitbit into your phone or tablet.
    Fitbit app with prompt for code displayed on Fitbit tracker's display. Screenshot.
  4. Your Fitbit is now connected!
  1. On the main screen of your iOS device, look for the Fitbit icon.
    Fitbit app icon
  2. Tap on hold the icon until an X shows up on its top left corner. Tap on the X.
    Home screen with shaking Fitbit icon and X in the top left of the icon
  3. You will be asked whether you want to delete the app. Tap on Delete to confirm.
    Delete Fitbit conformation with Delete highlighted

Powering off an iPhone.

  1. Hold down the lock / power button.
  2. Slide to power off when prompted.
  3. Wait until the phone is off.
  4. Hold down the lock / power button until you see the Apple logo.
  1. On the main screen of your iOS device, look for the Fitbit icon.
    Fitbit app icon
  2. Tap on hold the icon until an X shows up on its top left corner. Tap on the X.
    Home screen with shaking Fitbit icon and X in the top left of the icon
  3. You will be asked whether you want to delete the app. Tap on Delete to confirm.
    Delete Fitbit conformation with Delete highlighted
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