How to set up a new Fitbit Charge 3 for Android

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Just get a new Fitbit Charge 3? Here's how to set it up in just a couple minutes with an Android phone!

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How to set up the Charge 3 using an Android phone


First thing's first, you'll need to download the Fitbit app on your phone if you don't alredy have it. To do this:

  1. Open the Google Play Store app on your phone.
  2. Search for Fitbit.

  3. Tap Install and wait for it to download.

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How to set up your Fitbit Charge 3

  1. Open the Fitbit app on your phone and tap Join Fitbit or Log in.
  2. Enter your email and password to log in, or enter your information to create a brand new account.
  3. Tap the checkbox next to Location Permissions.

  4. Tap Allow on the pop-up.

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  5. Tap the Account button (the one at the top right that looks like an ID card).
  6. Tap Set up a Device.

  7. Tap Charge 3 from the list.

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  8. Tap Set Up Your Fitbit Charge 3.
  9. Scroll down and tap I Agree.

  10. Plug your Charge 3 into the charger and then tap Next per the instructions.

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  11. Type in the numbers shown on the Charge 3's screen.

  12. Tap Install Update Now.

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  13. Wait for the update to download and install.

  14. Tap Continue once it's finished.

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  15. Follow the on-screen tips and tap Next on each page to continue.

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  16. Tap Done after all of these.

  17. Tap Okay to accept connectivity features.

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With all of that done, you've now successfully set up your Fitbit Charge 3. Now get out there and break a sweat!

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Fitbit's been making fitness tracking gadgets since 2013, and the Charge 3 is easily the company's best fitness band to date. Not only does it offer just about every health/fitness feature you could ask for, but it also comes equipped with notification support, mobile payments via Fitbit Pay, outstanding battery life, and so much more.

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