How to Connect Fitbit to Alexa

Track and manage your fitness better with voice commands

What to Know

  • Alexa app: Tap Skills & Games > Fitbit skill > Enable to use and log in to your Fitbit account.
  • Fitbit app: Tap Today > profile icon > your device > Voice Assistant > Amazon Alexa > Sign in with Amazon.
  • When using Alexa on your Fitbit, preface every question with the phrase, Alexa, ask Fitbit…”

This article explains how to connect a Fitbit to Alexa using the Fitbit Alexa skill.

How to Pair Fitbit with Alexa via the Alexa App

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

You don't need to be wearing your Fitbit to do this, and the Fitbit doesn't even need to be charged. 

  1. In the Alexa app on your mobile device, tap More (the three horizontal lines).

  2. Tap Skills & Games.

  3. Tap the Search icon at the top of the screen.

    More, Skills and Games, and the Search icon in the Alexa app
  4. Type “Fitbit”, then tap the Fitbit skill when it appears in the search results. 

  5. On the details page for the Fitbit skill, tap Launch.

    Fitbit, the Fitbit Skill, and Launch highlighted in the Alexa app
  6. Enter the email and password you ordinarily use to log into your Fitbit account. 

  7. 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 it, then tap Allow. In most cases, you probably just want to tap Allow All.

  8. After that, you should see a message that Fitbit is successfully linked to Alexa.

How to Set Up Alexa on a Fitbit Smartwatch

Alternatively, you can set up a voice assistant from within the Fitbit device itself. Here's how:

  1. From the Today tab in the Fitbit app, tap your profile picture > your device image.

    The Today tab, profile image, and device image
  2. Tap Voice Assistant > Amazon Alexa > Sign in with Amazon > Get Started.

  3. Log in to your Amazon account or create one if necessary.

  4. The app informs you about what Alexa can do. Select Close to return to your smartwatch's settings in the Fitbit app.

What You Can Ask Alexa About Fitbit

Once it's set up, Alexa has access to a treasure trove of fitness information about you. Specifically, it knows fitness data that are synced to your account. It won't know about the information that's only located on the fitness band and isn't synced, so for the best results, you should have your Fitbit configured to sync automatically throughout the day. 

When using Alexa on your Fitbit, you need to preface every question with the phrase, “Alexa, ask Fitbit…” Here are some common things you can ask:

  • “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.”
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