How to Add Friends on Fitbit

Make fitness more social with Fitbit friends

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Fitbit knows that one of the best ways to improve motivation and increase accountability is to share your fitness goals with others. That's why they've made it nice and easy to add and find Fitbit friends from right inside the Fitbit app. 

How to Add Friends on Fitbit

Making your fitness journey more social can have a significant impact on your progress. That's why making Fitbit friends can help you achieve your goals. Once you've added friends, you can join challenges, cheer others, and compare achievements. 

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

  2. The Friend Finder page will open onto the Contacts tab. This is where you can find Fitbit friend suggestions from your phone's contact list. Before the app can display suggestions, you will need to allow Fitbit permission to access your Contacts. 

    If you know someone's Fitbit username, you can tap the Username tab at the top of the Friend Finder screen. Enter their username into the search dialog and Fitbit will display suggestions below. Once you have found 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, tap Connect Contacts at the bottom of the screen. A dialog will appear stating "Fitbit Would Like to Access your Contacts." Tap OK to allow this. 

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

  4. Once you have enabled access to your contacts, Fitbit will display 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. 

  5. Scroll further down the list, and you'll see the Contacts Without Fitbit heading. If you tap the icon featuring an outline of a person and a plus symbol next to one of these contacts, Fitbit will send an email encouraging them to create a Fitbit account. 

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 will display 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. 

How to Add Fitbit Friends Using Facebook

You can also find Facebook friends to add as Fitbit friends:

  1. Tap the Facebook tab at the top of the Friend Finder screen.

  2. Tap Connect Facebook at the bottom of the screen.

  3. A Facebook dialog will appear asking you to log in and to confirm the connection.

  4. Once connected, your Facebook friends with Fitbit accounts will be displayed, and you can tap the icon featuring an outline of a person and a plus symbol to add them.