How to Set up and Use Fitbit Versa 3

In late August 2020, Fitbit launched three new wearables. The flagship Fitbit Sense and the very cheap Fitbit Versa 3 were very similar. Both smartwatches look almost the same, share many of the same features and run the same software. From a feature perspective, Sense is a great device and should be the best device for Fitbit fans. However, looking at both the Sense and Versa 3 value propositions, there’s a winner.

Whether you want to lose weight, be more active throughout the day, track your sleep, or just try to track your overall health, Fitbits are among the best fitness trackers out there. Do you want to live a healthier life? Can’t wait to use your device, but need help setting it up for the first time? You’ve come to the right place. Here, we will give you steps on how to set up Fitbit Versa 3.

Fitbit Versa 3

Introducing the Fitbit Versa 3

In essence, the Fitbit Versa 3 is a great smartwatch. If you’re looking to track your overall health, see notifications, listen to music, and perform basic tasks without touching your phone, the Versa 3 can do so much more.

The Versa 3 isn’t Fitbit’s ‘best’, however. Objectively, Fitbit Sense is the best choice. With that in mind, you can view the Fitbit Versa 3 in two ways. The first is very obvious. This is the knee-length version of the Fitbit Sense. It looks like Sense but lacks some of Sense’s biggest features, such as the famous electrocardiogram tracking.

A better way to see it is to view Sense as “Fitbit Versa3 Ultra”. The Versa 3 has almost every feature a smartwatch buyer could want. Precise health tracking, sleep tracking (including SpO2 tracking), built-in GPS with GLONASS support, Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa, multi-day battery life, and more.

For the average person, Versa 3 has everything you need. Fitbit Sense is basically for anyone who wants to keep their smartwatch up to date. And I am willing to pay more for my privileges. Verse 3 is for everyone.

Download the Fitbit app for Android

Before we start thinking about setup, we need to download the Fitbit app to your phone. It is quite simple.

  • Open the Google Play Store app on your phone.
  • Tap the search bar at the top and search for Fitbit.
  • Tap the Fitbit app (this should be the first result).
  • Press the green Install button

How to set up your Fitbit

Now that we have the Fitbit app on our phones, it’s time to get it set up and ready for the new smartwatch/watch.

How to Turn on and Charge 

To charge your Fitbit Versa 3, first, connect it to the charging cable and then you can create or log in to your Fitbit account and connect your watch.

The process is a little different depending on whether you already have a Fitbit account, so choose the option below that works best for you.

How to set up Fitbit with a new account

If you’ve never used a Fitbit before and need to create your account, the process goes like this.

  • Open the Fitbit app on your phone.
  • Tap Join Fitbit.
  • Enter your email and create a password.
  • Click Next
  • Scroll to the bottom of the privacy policy page.
  • Click I accept.
  • Enter all your personal information.
  • Click Create an account.
  • Select the Fitbit you’re setting up
  • Click Configure.
  • Scroll down and tap I Agree.
  • Click Next
  • Enter your Fitbit four-digit code.
  • Click Next.
  • Select your Wi-Fi network.
  • Enter your Wi-Fi password.
  • Click OK. Click Next.
  • Click Start Update
  • Wait for the update process to complete.
  • Click Continue.
  • Tap Next on any page that shows you how to use your Fitbit
  • After a few pages, tap Done.
  • Tap OK to pair your Fitbit with the app.
  • Click Allow.
  • Click OK.
  • Tap the back arrow in the upper left corner.
  • Your Fitbit is now set up and ready to go!

How to set up Fitbit with an existing account

If you’ve used Fitbit before and have an existing account that you can simply log in to, here’s what you’ll do.

  • Open the Fitbit app on your phone.
  • Click Connect.
  • Enter your email and password.
  • Click Connect.
  • Tap Location Permissions.
  • Click Update Settings.
  • Tap your profile icon in the upper left corner.
  • Tap Device Setup.
  • Select the Fitbit you’re setting up
  • Click Configure.
  • Scroll down and tap I Agree.
  • Click Next.
  • Enter your Fitbit four-digit code.
  • Click Next.
  • Choose your Wi-Fi network
  • Wait for the update process to complete.
  • Click Continue.
  • Tap Next on any page that shows you how to use your Fitbit
  • After a few pages, tap Done.
  • Tap OK to link your Fitbit to the app.
  • Click Allow
  • Click OK.
  • Tap the back arrow in the upper left corner.
  • Your Fitbit is now set up and ready to go!
  • Enjoy your new Fitbit!

Check Widget and do more

To check your widget, just swipe up on the clock face to see your daily stats, log your water intake or weight, check the weather forecast, and start a session in the Relax app as well.

With this new Versa, you can make use of the Fitbit Pay, which allows you to make purchases and fast-track your way through certain transit systems right from your wrist.

You can also use your wristwatch to respond to messages when you paired it with an Android phone. You can enjoy and control your music with Pandora, Deezer, and Spotify. The good news, there is a Find My Device app on the watch that you can use to locate your phone anytime.

With all of that done, you’ve officially learned how to set up a Fitbit – congratulations! If you want to get the most out of it, be sure to check out how to get started and stick with Fitbit by customizing your goals, getting hourly move reminders, and more.

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