How to Connect Fitbit to Alexa

Track and manage your fitness better with voice commands

Your Fitbit is great for tracking basic fitness stats, but what if you'd rather use a voice command to learn about the data your Fitbit has collected? That's easy to do, since Alexa has a Fitbit skill you can enable. After turning it on, you can ask Alexa to tell you all sorts of things about your Fitbit.

How to Pair Fitbit with Alexa

It doesn't matter what kind of Fitbit you have. Whether you own a fitness band like the Fitbit Charge or a Fitbit smartwatch like the Versa 2, Fitbit and Alexa get along in the exact same way. You simply need to enable the Fitbit skill on the Alexa app. You don't need to be wearing your Fitbit, and the Fitbit doesn't even need to be charged. 

  1. Launch the Alexa app on your mobile device. 

  2. Tap the hamburger menu at the top left of the screen, then tap Skills & Games.

  3. Tap the Search icon at the top of the screen, type "Fitbit," then tap Fitbit when it appears in the search results. 

    Screenshots showing how to find the Fitbit skill on the Alexa app.
  4. On the details page for the Fitbit skill, tap Enable to Use. That will open the Fitbit login page.

  5. Log in by entering the email and password you ordinarily use to log into your Fitbit account. 

  6. On the next page, you need to give permission for Alexa to see all of your Fitbit data. Choose all the data you want to share with Alexa, then tap Allow. In most cases, you'll probably just want to tap Allow All.

    Screenshots showing how to enable the Fitbit app on Alexa.
  7. After that, you should see a message that Fitbit has been successfully linked to Alexa.

What You Can Ask Alexa About Fitbit

Once you're set up, Alexa has access to a treasure trove of fitness information about you. Specifically, Alexa will know fitness data that has been synced to your account. Alexa won't know about information that is only located on the fitness band and hasn't yet been synced, so for the best results, you should have your Fitbit configured to sync automatically through the day. 

You need to preface every question to Alexa with the phrase, "Alexa, ask Fitbit…" Here are some common things you can ask Alexa:

  • "Alexa, ask Fitbit how many steps I've taken."
  • "Alexa, ask Fitbit how far I've walked today."
  • "Alexa, ask Fitbit how many calories I've burned."
  • "Alexa, ask Fitbit how I'm doing today."
  • "Alexa, ask Fitbit how I slept last night."
  • "Alexa, ask Fitbit what my resting heart rate is."
  • "Alexa, ask Fitbit how many flights of stairs I've climbed."