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How to pair a Fitbit Versa smartwatch with your phone

Fitbit Versa 2 on top of OnePlus 7 Pro
Fitbit Versa 2 on top of OnePlus 7 Pro (Image credit: Joe Maring / Android Central)

So, you got a Fitbit Versa smartwatch. Awesome! Whether it's the Versa, Versa Lite, Versa 2, or Versa 3, you're now the owner of a sleek and capable fitness wearable that can track your steps, show you notifications, and even run apps from Starbucks and Walgreens. Getting set up can be a tedious process, but we're here to make it as pain-free as we can and show you how to pair your Fitbit Versa with your phone. Let's begin.

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How to pair a Fitbit Versa with your phone

  1. Open the Fitbit app and tap your Account icon (it's your profile picture at the top-left of the app).
  2. Tap Set up a Device.
  3. Choose which Versa you have (we're using the Versa 2 in this example).Source: Joe Maring / Android Central

  1. Tap Set Up.
  2. Tap Accept to agree to Fitbit's privacy policy.
  3. Tap Next.Source: Joe Maring / Android Central

  1. Your phone will search for the Versa via Bluetooth.
  2. Once the Versa has been found, type in the numbers shown on its screen.
  3. Tap Next to connect your Versa to your Wi-Fi network.Source: Joe Maring / Android Central

  1. Tap the Wi-Fi network you want to use.
  2. Type in the password for your network and then tap OK.
  3. Tap Next.Source: Joe Maring / Android Central

  1. Tap Next.
  2. Wait for the download/installation process (this can take a few minutes).
  3. Tap Continue once everything is done.Source: Joe Maring / Android Central

Setting up Alexa if you have a Versa 2

If you're setting up a Fitbit Versa 2, you'll now go through a few pages to get the built-in Alexa functionality configured. If you have a Versa or Versa Lite, skip this section and continue below. Otherwise, here are the screens you'll see.

  1. Tap Got it.
  2. Tap ** log in with Amazon**.
  3. Tap Get Started.Source: Joe Maring / Android Central

  1. Tap Allow.
  2. Tap Use location.Source: Joe Maring / Android Central

  1. Tap Allow All to let the Fitbit Alexa skill access your health data.
  2. Tap Allow.
  3. Tap Continue.Source: Joe Maring / Android Central

Setting up Google Assistant on a Versa 3

The Fitbit Versa 3 allows you to choose which smart voice assistant you want to carry with you on your wrist — Amazon's Alexa or the Google Assistant. Setting up Alexa on the Versa 3 is a similar process to on the Versa 2, so we'll show you how to set up the Google Assistant here instead.

  1. During the initial setup process, you will be asked to choose between the Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa. Tap Google Assistant.
  2. Read through the next screen, and tap on the Activate Google Assistant button.Source: Android Central

  1. When asked if you want to connect Fitbit to your Google Assistant, tap Connect.
  2. Read through the terms of service, and tap Agree.
  3. Select what data the Google Assistant can access, and tap Allow.Source: Android Central

  1. When asked if you want to allow the Google Assistant to relay Fitbit data to you when asked, tap Turn on.
  2. Your Assistant is now ready to use on your Versa 3. Tap Done.Source: Android Central

If you skipped past this step during setup or want to activate or change assistants later, you can do so by tapping on your Fitbit avatar (top left corner) from the home screen and then tapping on the Voice Assistant tile. The rest of the setup will mirror what we just went through above.

Source: Android Central

Finishing up your Versa setup

Next, Fitbit will give you a miniature tour of some of your Versa's different functions. There are quite a few different screens to go through, and you progress through the pages by tapping Next on each one.

Source: Joe Maring / Android Central

  1. Once you're through those screens, tap Done.
  2. Tap OK on the pop-up.
  3. Tap Allow.Source: Joe Maring / Android Central

  1. Tap Okay.
  2. Tap the X icon in the upper-left corner to dismiss the Fitbit Premium pop-up.Source: Joe Maring / Android Central

That's it!

With all that said and done, your Fitbit Versa is now paired with your phone and ready to start tracking as much (or little) physical activity you want. If you're looking for best Fitbit for your money, I recommend the new Versa 3.

Jeramy is proud to help *Keep Austin Weird* and loves hiking in the hill country of central Texas with a breakfast taco in each hand. When he's not writing about smart home gadgets and wearables, he's defending his relationship with his smart voice assistants to his family. You can follow him on Twitter at @jeramyutgw.