Does Fitbit Work With Apple Watch? Is It Compatible?

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Do you want to know whether you can use Fitbit app with your Apple Watch or not?

When it comes to Apple products you really do not have many options for sharing. And in this article, I will share if Fitbit works with Apple Watch or not. Not only this but I will tell you how you can make it work.

So let’s get started!

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Apple Watches does not work with the Fitbit app directly. However, you can make use of a third-party app to sync your Apple Watch data to your Fitbit account.

Does Fitbit Work With Apple Watch?

Does Fitbit Work With Apple Watch

If you have been using the Fitbit app for a while then you might want to continue using it even if you have purchased a new Apple Watch. I get it, not everyone likes changes, especially when you get used to one thing. And the Fitbit challenges and community are the other things because of which you might want to hang on to the Fitbit app.

But the question that needs to be answered is: Does Fitbit work with Apple Watch? Can you sync data from Apple Watch to the Fitbit app?

Well, the straightforward answer is no. No, you cannot officially share Apple Watch data to the Fitbit app directly. Apple Watch and Fitbit are simply not compatible with each other.

Can Fitbit And Apple Watch Be Friends?

As discussed, there is no direct way to sync Apple smartwatch data to the Fitbit app.

But do not worry, this does not mean that you will have to use the Apple Health app from now onwards or you will have to buy a Fitbit smartwatch again. There is actually an indirect way that you can use to sync your Apple smartwatch to your Fitbit account.

Fitbit and Apple cannot directly be friends but they can have a mutual friend, right? A friend that can communicate with Apple Watch and Fitbit app separately and directly. This friend will take data from your Apple Watch and will share it with your Fitbit app because this is what friends do. They share everything with one another, right?

Therefore all you need is a mutual friend to make Apple Watch and Fitbit app friends indirectly.

How To Use Fitbit App With Apple Watch?

Now the question that arises is, who can be that mutual friend that can take data from Apple and share it with Fitbit?

Well, the perfect mutual friend according to me is Strava. All you have to do is connect Strava to your Apple Watch and Fitbit app. Once connected, Strava will automatically take data from your Apple Watch and will share it with your Fitbit account.

How To Connect Strava To Apple Watch?

Follow the below steps to connect your Apple Watch to Strava:

  1. Download the Strava app on your smartphone and create an account, if you don’t have one already.
  2. Now install the Strava app on your Apple Watch and open it.
  3. Authorize Strava from your smartphone to take data from your Apple Watch.

That’s it, you have connected your Apple Watch to your Strava account. If you face any issues in connecting the two then you can check out this article from Strava.

Now you will have to connect your Fitbit account to your Strava account.

How To Connect Strava To Fitbit?

To connect your Fitbit and Strava account, follow the below steps:

  1. Open the Strava app on your smartphone.
  2. Go to Settings.Connect Strava To Fitbit Step 2
  3. Tap on Link Other Services.Connect Strava To Fitbit Step 3
  4. Select Connect A Device To Strava option.Connect Strava To Fitbit Step 4
  5. From the list, tap on Fitbit.Connect Strava To Fitbit Step 5
  6. Tap on the Connect Fitbit button.Connect Strava To Fitbit Step 6
  7. Enter your Fitbit account credentials and log in to your Fitbit account.Connect Strava To Fitbit Step 7

Congratulations, you have successfully connected your Fitbit and Strava accounts. In case you face any difficulty, check out this article by Strava.

Now your Apple Watch, Strava account, and Fitbit account are linked with each other. Therefore you can now see your Apple Watch data on your Fitbit app. Strava will act as an intermediary between the two, it will take data from your Apple Watch and will upload it to your Fitbit account.

Will Fitbit App Work With Apple Watch?

No, I don’t think the Fitbit app will work with Apple Watch directly in the near future. Apple is infamous for its closed environment and I don’t think it is going to change that in the near future. Therefore, for a foreseeable future, you will have to use a third-party app like Strava to sync the Fitbit app with an Apple Watch.

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Can Apple Watch Work With Fitbit?

No Apple Watch cannot work with the Fitbit app directly.

How To Sync Apple Watch To Fitbit App For Free?

You can use Strava to sync your Apple Watch to your Fitbit account for free.

Which Is The Best Apple Watch Fitbit App?

One of the best apps to link the Apple Watch to the Fitbit app is Strava.

Tom Nielson

Tom's love for watches started when his grandfather gifted him his Rolex watch when he turned 18! Being a teenager it was a big deal for him. Later when he got his first job he bought Fossil Palm Pilot back in 2003 which was a smartwatch. Since then smartwatches have come a long way and so is Tom's love for them. His experience with watches inspired him to start Wearholic and share his knowledge of wearables including watches, smartwatches, smart glasses, & smart clothing.

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