Using your Fitbit charge you can sync your activities to your smartphone via the Bluetooth, but if you want to sync with your computer instead, all you need to do is use the provided USB dongle, here is about how to install some software.
For Fitbit com setup and the Fitbit HR is Fitbit's latest fitness tracker with the main feature being the always-on heart rate sensor to track your daily activity and workouts. We're going to be unboxing and setting up the brand new Fitbit, take a look at the box on the front.
Some information about the different features of Fitbit com setup
We get some information about the different features, the heart rate sensor that's always on, it can track your workouts, sleep quality, and can sync wirelessly as well as giving you cool notifications. This is a large size, the next part of the box gives us a sizing tool, and the back tells us more about each the features.
For example, the continuous heart rate sensor, the workouts, the sleep that can be monitored, it's just cutting off the top, I'll speed this part up for you quite messy packaging ready, but pulling off the top where it reveals the actual watch itself in its little holder. We'll put that aside and look at what else we are included with the box.
We get an extra box, which includes a few other things, we get a quick start guide, which tells us to go to the website, and it tells us what to do to set up the watch, we'll be using this in a few minutes, we get some warranty information and safety instructions, there's a lot of writing on this, but it could come in useful.
The watch is very nice compared to the previous generations
We also get a charging and syncing cable which has quite an odd connector, I say I'm surprised Fitbit and go for the usual micro USB, but this looks fine, it goes to the other end, is a USB pull. We also get a wireless dongle, so this can be used when you want to sync your Fitbit and we transfer the information to your computer.
Take a look at the actual watch itself, it looks very nice compared to the previous generations, this new pattern looks much better in my opinion, and it is very thin, we can see the new Fitbit band which is more like a conventional watchband, and it is very light, much lighter than a normal watch.
Taking a look at the bottom, we have the optical heart rate sensor, which is on all the time. At the top, we have the charging port, so I'll just pick up the cable for you so that the connector goes in just like that, and it clips in-app. I'm in the Google Playstore at the moment, and you just search Fitbit and it's the first step that comes up.
How to set up the watch
I'll just install that and we can set up the watch, I'll just be the split up for you. Opening the watch, it gives you a permission request. First of all, you just need to say ok to that, and now it's time to set it up, just carry on reading the information on the screen. Asking us to power up the charge HR, so we need to keep down the home button for 3 seconds, and the teams they found the watch.
The next step we need to put in the number on the screen, this is just to make sure that it's the same device and not someone else's, just connecting to the watch via Bluetooth. I'll just be the spit up for you. As you can see, the heart rate sensors are on and they're continuously flashing.
Now it's completed, there will be a software update, this might take 10 minutes. I'll just speed this bit up for you, so now it's asking us to put it on our wrist, and when meant to that gives us a measurement as to where on your wrist. It should go and keep it clean and dry.
A bit quick guide to what to do
Now it's giving us a bit quick guide to what to do, just to press the button to go through all the functions. There's the time first of all and step so far, obviously, I haven't used it, and tells us about goals you can set, so that's it.
It's all been set up, we're just going to run through the app and what it can do, it's asking us about cool notifications. Here on the dashboard, it gives us information about including what I've put in, I have put in weight and age and stuff like that.
You can also set challenges which looks seem looks quite fun maybe with friends or something, you can add friends, you have a Fitbit and you can also message them, which I don't really see the point in, but it's just an extra feature really, that's just a preview as to how it turns on lift up your wrist.