How to Add Friends on Fitbit

Make fitness more social with Fitbit friends

Fitbit knows that one of the best ways to increase your motivation and accountability is to share your fitness goals with others. That's why Fitbit made it possible to add and find Fitbit friends directly from the Fitbit app.

How to Add Friends on Fitbit

Making your fitness journey more social can have an impact on your progress. After you add friends, you can join challenges, cheer others, and compare achievements.

  1. Open the Fitbit app and select Account > Your Name. Under Friends, tap Add Friends.

    Fitbit - Add friends from contacts
  2. The Friend Finder page opens to the Contacts tab. This is where you can find Fitbit friend suggestions from your phone's contact list. Before the app can display suggestions, allow Fitbit permission to access your Contacts.

    If you know someone's Fitbit username, go to the Username tab at the top of the Friend Finder screen. Enter their username into the search dialog, and Fitbit displays friend suggestions. After you find the correct username, tap the icon featuring an outline of a person and a plus symbol to add them as a Fitbit friend.

  3. On iOS devices, at the bottom of the screen, tap Connect Contacts. A dialog appears stating Fitbit Would Like to Access your Contacts. Tap OK to allow this.

    On Android devices, at the bottom of the screen, tap Enable. A dialog appears asking Allow Fitbit to access your contacts. Tap Allow to proceed.

  4. After you enable access to your contacts, Fitbit displays your contacts who also have Fitbit accounts. To add those contacts as Fitbit friends, tap the icon featuring an outline of a person and a plus symbol.

    Fitbit - Add friends from contacts - part 2
  5. Scroll down to the Contacts Without Fitbit heading. When you tap the person icon next to one of these contacts, Fitbit sends the contact an email inviting them to create a Fitbit account. If your contact has multiple email addresses, choose the email address to which you would like Fitbit to send the invitation.

    Fitbit - Send invite to contacts who do not have Fitbit

How to Add Fitbit Friends Using Facebook

You can also add Facebook friends as Fitbit friends:

  1. At the top of the Friend Finder screen, tap the Facebook tab.

  2. At the bottom of the screen, tap Connect Facebook.

  3. Two dialogs appear asking you to sign in and open Facebook. Tap Continue > Open.

    Fitbit - Connect to Facebook
  4. Tap Continue As Your Name > Open. Once connected, your Facebook friends with Fitbit accounts appear. To add a Facebook friend to your Fitbit friend's list, tap the icon featuring an outline of a person and a plus symbol next to the name of the Facebook friend you want to add.

    Fitbit - Add friends through Facebook - part 2

    To add or invite contacts by email address, tap the Email tab at the top of the Friend Finder screen. Enter the desired email address into the search box. Fitbit displays the address as a suggestion below the search dialog. Tap the icon featuring an outline of a person and a plus symbol to invite them to Fitbit.