How to update your Fitbit

Fitbit Versa 2 next to a OnePlus 7 Pro running the Fitbit mobile app
Fitbit Versa 2 next to a OnePlus 7 Pro running the Fitbit mobile app (Image credit: Joe Maring / Android Central)

Fitbit makes some of the most popular fitness trackers and smartwatches out there, and in an effort to make sure its products are as good as possible, the company often rolls out software updates to add new features and fix pesky bugs. Here's a step-by-step guide on how to update your Fitbit to the latest available software!

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How to update your Fitbit

Note — we're using a Fitbit Versa 2 for this example, but the steps are the same no matter which Fitbit you have.

  1. Open the Fitbit app on your phone.
  2. Tap your profile icon in the upper-left corner.
  3. Tap the Fitbit you want to update (you'll see a red circular icon by its name).
  4. Tap Update Tracker Software.Source: Joe Maring / Android Central

  1. Tap Start Update.
  2. Wait for the update to finish.
  3. Tap Done.Source: Joe Maring / Android Central

With that done, you've successfully updated your Fitbit tracker/smartwatch to the latest available software. These updates can be pretty large in size, so it's a good idea to make sure you're connected to a reliable Wi-Fi network before beginning it.

Also, if you don't see the red banner in the app telling you to update your software, that means there isn't an update waiting for you.

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Joe Maring

Joe Maring was a Senior Editor for Android Central between 2017 and 2021. You can reach him on Twitter at @JoeMaring1.