Fitbit App is a companion app for Fitbit trackers, which allows you to sync the data from your Fitbit on your smartphone, but the question is: can you use other fitness trackers with Fitbit App? Let’s find out.
Fitbit App is one of the best tracker companion apps out there, and it presents the data in a very refined User Interface.
Here is a related article on this website that you might want to check out – Best Fitbit Compatible Apps For Running And Sleep Tracking.
However, Fitbit can only work with the Fitbit fitness trackers, and you can’t use the other fitness trackers from companies such as Garmin, Samsung, and others with the Fitbit App.
Can You Use Other Fitness Trackers With The Fitbit App?
Fitbit app is one of the suitable apps for keeping track of your health and fitness. It allows you to monitor your weight, the amount of food you should consume, steps, and other activities to keep you fit.
It can be run on your phone or can be connected with one of many Fitbit active trackers. Fitbit app only works with the Fitbit app. Therefore, fitness trackers from other companies like Garmin and Samsung will not be connected. Fitbit trackers will allow you to sync data from your Fitbit app on your smartphone.
- Fitbit apps are compatible with those devices that have higher OS versions such as
Apple IOS version 12.2 or higher and Android OS version 7.0 or higher
Fitbit fitness tracker is worth buying for those who are keen on keeping their body fit. It improves your sleep schedule and other daily life activities.
Can You Use The Fitbit App With Non-fitbit Devices?
Fitbit app is a fitness tool that monitors your physical activities such as heart bit rate, sleeping time, and stair climbing rates.
It is a wireless wearable technology including the facilities of smartwatches, pedometers, or activity trackers. So in a brief, it is an app related to health and fitness.
You can use this helpful app with non-Fitbit devices like smartphones, for this, you have to allow the option Mobile Track to let Fitbit work with your phone.
But some features like monitoring heart bit rate or sleeping tracker require Fitbit devices. Such a requirement happens in some particular cases, but not always.
Can I Use Garmin With Fitbit App?
No, Fitbit App doesn’t allow you to connect and sync the Garmin device. Similarly, the other companion apps also don’t let the trackers from other companies sync with them.
So, if you want to track your progress on your Garmin, then you will need to use the “Garmin Connect” which is the companion app for the Garmin trackers.
You will be able to import your data from your Fitbit app into the Garmin Connect app(as shown in the video below).
Also here is a related article that I have written on how you can connect Fitbit with Google fit, Pokémon Go & Samsung Health.
Is The Garmin Or Fitbit App Better?
Garmin is an app or tool that records the activities of the user and shows health and fitness data connecting through the user’s paired Garmin devices on mobile or the web.
Fitbit apps are tracker apps. It counts every moment of the user’s day by checking activity, exercise, food, weight, sleep, etc.
|Garmin App||Fitbit app|
|Garmin apps are used for tracking, analyzing, and sharing health and fitness. Garmin apps need to connect with the device.||Fitbit apps are used to track users’ fitness activity and show how small steps make a big impact. The activity, exercise, diet, weight, sleep, and more for real-time information about day and night are tracked by Fitbit Apps.|
|A large number of watch models are available for Garmin apps. There are different niche watches to suit different sports styles.||There are wide varieties of Fitbit watches that support these apps. Fitbit is much more straightforward.|
|Its features are smoother.||Its features are smoother.|
|Garmin apps can keep users motivated.||Fitbit apps keep users motivated.|
|Garmin apps work less smoother than Fitbit apps.||Fitbit apps are more smoother than Garmin apps|
|Garmin apps can take loads more features than Fitbit apps.||If the user wants to use it regularly, Fitbit apps can give service perfectly.|
|Garmin apps are free.||Users have to give a subscription fee for the premium version of the Fitbit app.|
What Devices Work With Fitbit App?
You can use most of the Android & iPhones with the Fitbit App, but they should have the following or higher OS version.
- Apple IOS 12.2 or higher
- Android OS 7.0 or higher
While the Fitbit App works well with most smartphones out there, it struggles to work with these smartphones.
- Huawei P8 Lite
- Huawei P9 Lite
- Xiaomi Mi 6
- Huawei P20 Lite
Which Fitness Trackers You Can Use With Fitbit App?
Fitbit App only supports Fitbit Tracking devices. Following Fitbit works with Fitbit App.
- Fitbit Versa 2
- Fitbit Versa 2 Special Edition
- Fitbit Versa Lite
- Fitbit Ionic
- Fitbit Charge 4
- Fitbit Charge 4 Special Edition
- Fitbit Inspire HR
- Fitbit Inspire
- Fitbit Charge 3
- Fitbit Ace 2
How Do I Connect My Tracker To My Fitbit App?
If you have the Fitbit tracker, then you can easily connect it with the Fitbit App. Here’s how you can do it.
- Install the Fitbit App from Google Play Store or App Store.
- Once the app is installed, open the app
- Tap “Join Fitbit” and start following the instructions to create the Fitbit account.
- Now connect your Fitbit with your smartphone via Bluetooth.
- Once both devices are connected, they will start syncing the data.
Can You Use Multiple Trackers With The Fitbit App?
Yes, Fitbit App comes with Multi-Tracker Support, which allows the app to track the multiple Fitbit trackers.
Once the tracker is connected, the app will automatically syncs all the data in the app, no matter which tracker you use. It is a great feature for those people who use one tracker for workout and another tracker for the daily routine.
Check out this article that I uploaded recently regarding using Fitbit with multiple accounts.
Can You Track Your Activities With Fitbit MobileTrack Feature?
Fitbit MobileTrack is a very useful feature that allows you to use the Fitbit App without the Fitbit Device. In this feature, the app uses the built-in sensors of your smartphone to track your basic activities such as steps, distance, and burned calories. It also allows you to access some other functions of the Fitbit apps such as
- Food Tracking
- Weight Tracking
- Setting Fitness Goals
- Socializing with friends
How to Setup the MobileTrack Feature on Fitbit App?
If you want to set up the MobileTrack feature on your Fitbit app, then you can do it via the Fitbit App. Here’s how you can do it.
- Open the Fitbit App and log in
- Now Find the Today Tab and tap it,
- Tap the Profile Picture
- Now select the option “Set up a new device.”
- Here you will find MobileTrack feature, follow the setup instructions
That’s all, folks. I hope this guide helped you find the answers to important questions. For now, Fitbit or any other company doesn’t allow the trackers from other companies to use their companion app, but if it changes in the future, I’ll update you.
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