Track and log your fitness goals at a glance with the Fitbit dashboard.

Fitbit understands that you're busy and don't have time to hunt for information. That's why the Dashboard exists: it's the first screen you see when you open the app and it's got all your important numbers in one place. Even better, Fitbit lets you customize which goals the Dashboard shows you. Let's take a look.

How to navigate the Dashboard in Fitbit for Android

Are you counting your calories? Fitbit's Dashboard helps you keep track of calories eaten and much more.

  1. Launch the Fitbit application from your Home screen or the app drawer. It's the button with the aqua and white dots arranged in a diamond over a circular black background.
  2. Swipe up or down to scroll through the categories. Tap each one for more details.

    • Tracker
    • calories burned
    • active minutes
    • miles
    • steps.
    • Track your exercise
    • Weight
    • Water
    • Start a Food plan

    launch app, then swipe up or down to scroll through categories

Now you have total control over your fitness goals, thanks to the Fitbit app. There's no excuse now for missing your calorie count or step goals! You'll be able to check on every stage of your progress and update your Fitbit app as you go.

How to hide Dashboard categories in Fitbit for Android

Maybe you hate counting calories and could care less how many you ate today. Instead, maybe you're all about how much water you drink every day, or you care more about how much exercise you're getting. Let's take a look at how you can customize your Dashboard so that it shows only the information you want to know.

  1. Launch the Fitbit application from your Home screen or the app drawer. It's the button with the aqua and white dots arranged in a diamond over a circular black background.
  2. Tap and hold the category that you want to hide.
  3. Drag the category over the hide button. It's an 'x' in a white circle.
  4. Hover over the hide button and release.

    launch app, then tap and hold category to hide it

Now you can get rid of the Fitbit categories that don't matter to you, so you can focus on the aspects of fitness that truly do. A cluttered Fitbit dashboard may be overwhelming and a bit of a deterrent. Don't let it be and just hide some stuff!

How to show hidden Dashboard categories in Fitbit for Android

Did you hide the steps taken category by mistake? Maybe you've decided that calories are important, after all. Fear not, you can reveal all hidden categories with a single tap. Here's how to do it:

  1. Launch the Fitbit application from your Home screen or the app drawer. It's the button with the aqua and white dots arranged in a diamond over a circular black background.
  2. Swipe up to scroll down to the bottom of the screen.
  3. Tap SHOW HIDDEN.

    launch app, then swipe up, then tap show hidden button

Now you can bring all those once-thought arbitrary categories back into the fray, as your fitness goals expand and become more involved!

How to rearrange Dashboard categories in Fitbit for Android

If tracking your water intake is a matter of life and death for you, you're not relegated to swiping down all the time to see it. Here's how you can rearrange your category however you want in your Fitbit Dashboard.

  1. Launch the Fitbit application from your Home screen or the app drawer. It's the button with the aqua and white dots arranged in a diamond over a circular black background.
  2. Tap and hold the category that you want to move.
  3. Drag the category up or down on the screen.
  4. Release the category when it is positioned where you want it.

    launch app, then tap and hold category, then drag it to move it

Now you'll be able to prioritize the Fitbit categories so that aspects that are most important to you stand out above the rest. You can constantly rearrange Fitbit categories on your dashboard, so if you fitness goals change from day to day, Fitbit will assimilate smoothly.

How to log your exercise in Fitbit for Android

You know that exercise is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. You probably work out every day, too. Let's find out how Fitbit can support your decision to move, even a little, every day.

  1. Launch the Fitbit application from your Home screen or the app drawer. It's the button with the aqua and white dots arranged in a diamond over a circular black background.
  2. Tap Track your exercise.
  3. Tap the Track button. It looks like a stopwatch with a plus sign next to it.

    launch app, tap track exercise, then tap track button

  4. Type the first letter of the activity name for a list of options.
  5. Tap the activity from the menu. You can also type to search to narrow down your activity choices.
  6. Tap Duration if you want to edit the duration of your exercise. It defaults to 30 minutes.

    Type letter to pull up drop down menu, then select exerecise, then tap duration

  7. Set your exercise time in hours and minutes.
  8. Tap OK.

    Tap time, then tap OK

  9. Swipe up to scroll to the bottom of the screen.
  10. Tap LOG IT.

    swipe up, then tap log it

Accountability is the name of the game and if you're not staying true to Fitbit, you're not staying true to yourself. Now you can log your activities in order to help your Fitbit be as accurate as possible.

How to track a run, walk, or hike in Fitbit for Android

You don't have to go to the gym to get a healthy workout. Making the decision to take a walk every day is a great choice, and with Fitbit following along, it can be fun. Here's how it works.

  1. Launch the Fitbit application from your Home screen or the app drawer. It's the button with the aqua and white dots arranged in a diamond over a circular black background.
  2. Tap Track your exercise.
  3. Tap the Track button. It looks like a stopwatch with a plus sign next to it.

    launch app, tap track exercise, then tap track button

  4. Tap the TRACKING tab.
  5. Tap the arrow next to Run.
  6. Tap on Run, Walk, or Hike in the drop-down menu.

    tap tracking tab, then tap arrow and choose from type of activity

  7. Tap the Use voice cues switch if you want to turn on voice cues.
  8. Tap the arrow next to miles to edit the type of voice cue.
    • miles: Voice cues will play per mile.
    • minutes: Voice cues will play per minute.
  9. Tap the start button. It looks like a red circle with a white arrow in the center.

    tap switch to turn on voice cues then tap on arrow to select type

  10. Tap the PAUSE button to pause tracking.
  11. Tap the RESUME button to resume tracking.
  12. Tap and hold on the FINISH button to finish.

    tap pause to pause to pause, resume to resume, and finish to finish timing/tracking

Now you'll be able to track your distance and your pace on any walk or epic hike you may undertake. Make every stroll a Fitbit stroll and see just how much work you're actually doing when you head up the road for a Slurpee.

How to log your water intake in Fitbit for Android

Staying hydrated does wonders for your hair and skin and overall health. Here's how you can log all those water bottles you drank today.

  1. Launch the Fitbit application from your Home screen or the app drawer. It's the button with the aqua and white dots arranged in a diamond over a circular black background.
  2. Tap the Water category.
  3. Tap the Add Water button. It's the plus sign in the top right corner of your screen.

    launch app, then tap water, then tap add water

  4. Type the amount of water you want to log. Alternatively, tap the Quick Add buttons.
  5. Tap SAVE.

    type water amount then tap save

Water intake is rather important, especially if you're constantly on the go and not taking the time to hydrate properly. Let Fitbit help you track your daily water intake so that you're keeping up on that sweet, sweet homeostasis.

How to log your weight in Fitbit for Android

Some people swear by weighing themselves every day for weight maintenance. Whether you do that or only weigh yourself once or twice a week, Fitbit can keep track for you.

  1. Launch the Fitbit application from your Home screen or the app drawer. It's the button with the aqua and white dots arranged in a diamond over a circular black background.
  2. Tap the Weight category.
  3. Tap LOG WEIGHT.

    launch app, then tap weight category, then tap log weight

  4. Tap Today to change the date, if necessary.
  5. Type your weight in the Weight field.

    tap today then type weight

  6. Type your body fat percentage in the percentage of Body Fat field.
  7. Tap SAVE.

    Type body fat percentage and tap save

Keep yourself accountable and up-to-date, so that you're not cheating yourself out of true fitness. Log your weight with Fitbit so that your experience is as accurate as possible. Your goals may end up being unrealistic or ridiculously easy and your workouts are just wastes of time. Log it!

How to manage the sync settings for your tracker in Fitbit for Android

The Fitbit app syncs with your tracker according to the settings you input here.

  1. Launch the Fitbit application from your Home screen or the app drawer. It's the button with the aqua and white dots arranged in a diamond over a circular black background.
  2. Tap your Fitbit model on top of the dashboard.
  3. Tap your Fitbit model on the devices screen.

    launch app, tap device, and tap device

  4. Tap the the following settings to edit them:

    • Sync Now: This syncs your device immediately.
    • All-Day Sync: This setting syncs your device periodically throughout the day.
    • Always Connected: This setting improves reliability of device syncing.

    Tap device and settings