Fitness trackers are very useful gadgets. They may look like small wristwatches, but they are so much more. A good fitness tracker will come with various features designed to track your health and fitness levels in one way or another. However, before you can use these fitness features you probably wondering how to set up a fitness tracker.
Setting up a fitness tracker is not the most challenging process. First, however, you need to follow the setup procedures for the model in question.
Remember, there are many fitness trackers and fitness watch models. Therefore, the setup process for each might be slightly different.
Yet, we can provide some generic and essential setup tips for all fitness trackers. So let’s get right to it.
Setting Up a Fitness Tracker
Let’s go through a step-by-step process of setting up a fitness tracker. Remember that these are generic tips that you can apply across the board. We don’t want to exclude anybody, so we will not focus on one specific model.
1. Charge the Device
The first thing is to charge the fitness tracker. Most models recommend charging them at least 50% before starting any setup process. That said, in most cases, charging it to 100% battery power is best.
Of course, the model affects how you charge the fitness tracker in question. For example, some come with a USB port, whereas others have a micro USB slot.
You can use this to plug the unit into your computer or into a charging port. There are also units with magnetic chargers. When the fitness tracker is charging, you should see a little battery symbol appear on the screen.
2. Install the Application
Every fitness tracker will pair with a model-specific application on your smartphone. In the manual for your fitness tracker, you will see which application you need. There are some cases where you may need to install more than one app.
Before you buy, remember that not all fitness trackers are compatible with all operating systems. For example, some are compatible with only Android or only iPhones, whereas others are compatible with both.
Therefore, make sure that it is compatible with your smartphone. Next, you will need to go to the application store and download and install the app.
However, some people may not want to use a smartphone or don’t have one. If this is the case, you will need another device to set up your fitness tracker.
Although you don’t always need to have a device on you when using a fitness tracker, you need one to set it up. This means that you may need to use a tablet or computer. If using a tablet or computer, you will need to download the app for the r fitness tracker.
3. Create an Account
You will need to create an account with the downloaded fitness app. The app will prompt you to enter personal information, create a username and password, and select your device from the list.
Most fitness apps will ask you to enter various biometric data. This may include your age, height, weight, and more. Once you have set up your account with the fitness app, move on to the next step.
4. Pair the Fitness Tracker with Your Phone
The next step is to pair the tracker with your smartphone. This will allow you to use the mobile app to view the data your fitness tracker gathers.
Remember that fitness trackers usually don’t have great screens to display data, so you will need a screen to view the data in detail.
There are a few things to pair your fitness tracker with your phone. First, both devices need to be pretty close to each other.
Second, you will need to turn on your smartphone’s Bluetooth function. Finally, ensure your smartphone is connected to the internet.
In many cases, this pairing process will happen automatically. However, there should be a pairing option within the application you just installed if it doesn’t.
This may be slightly different depending on the fitness tracker and application but move on to the next step once you have done this.
5. Check to See If It Syncs
Next, check to see if the fitness tracker syncs with the application to ensure everything is working. Then, go into the application and force it to sync. If it does not sync, you will want to engage in some troubleshooting.
6. Learn the Various Functions it Has
You also want to learn what your tracker can do. Therefore, we recommend reading the manual or an online guide.
If you want to get the most out of your fitness tracker, you need to know what it does and how the different functions work.
On a side note, your fitness tracker may also want you to enter any goals you have. This will allow the fitness traffic to function better and gauge your performance in relation to your goals.
7. Connect with Friends
Many fitness tracker applications have a communities feature; they allow you to connect with various friends with the same fitness tracker and application.
This can allow you to compare your goals and results with your friends and engage in competitions with your friends. It’s not the most essential feature, but it can be used to encourage you to improve.
8. Look for Related Apps for Fitness
Most fitness trackers will allow you to install various other applications. For instance, high-quality compatible calorie counting apps are available. Look for other fitness-related apps that are compatible with your fitness tracker.