How to Pair Your Fitbit Charge 3 with Your Phone

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Are you ready to take your fitness tracking to the next level? The Fitbit Charge 3 is the perfect device for any fitness enthusiast who wants to get the most out of their workouts. With its advanced technology, the Charge 3 can accurately track your exercise, sleep, and heart rate. It’s also waterproof so you can wear it while swimming and in other wet conditions.

The first step towards getting the most out of your Fitbit Charge 3 is pairing it with your phone or another compatible device. This process is simple, but there are a few things you should keep in mind before getting started.

To begin, make sure that Bluetooth is enabled on both devices. On your phone or tablet, open up the settings menu and locate the Bluetooth section. Toggle it on if it’s not already active. Now open up the Fitbit app and select “Join Fitbit” from the main page. You will be asked to create a new account or log in if you already have one established. After completing this step, you will be asked to pair your device with your phone via Bluetooth if you haven’t done so already. If this is your first time pairing them together, tap on “Set up a Device” in the upper right corner of the screen after opening up the app.

Once you have successfully paired them together, all that’s left to do is set up your Fitbit Charge 3! Make sure that you read all of the instructions carefully before starting so that everything goes smoothly during the setup and synchronization process. After completing these steps, you can start tracking all of your activities with ease!

If at any point during setup, you encounter an issue with pairing or synchronization between devices, try restarting both devices and then repeating all of these steps once more again carefully following each step as instructed in order to successfully pair them together and get started with tracking all of your activities!

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Pairing Mode for Fitbit Charge 3

To put your Charge 3 in pairing mode, begin by pressing and holding the button on the side of the device for five seconds until you see a blinking blue light. This indicates that the device is in pairing mode. You can then search for it on your Bluetooth settings menu on your Android device to pair it. Once you find it, tap on it to initiate the connection. Your Charge 3 is now ready to be used.

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Pairing a Fitbit Device

To put your Fitbit in pairing mode, first, open the Fitbit app on your phone. Then select the device icon in the top left-hand corner of the screen to open the Devices tab. Select your Fitbit device from the list and then tap “Set Up a New Device”. Follow the on-screen instructions to put your Fitbit into pairing mode by holding down its side button for five seconds. Your Fitbit will now be ready to sync with your phone.

Troubleshooting Fitbit Charge 3 Pairing Issues

There could be a few reasons why your Fitbit Charge 3 is not pairing with your phone. Firstly, make sure Fitbit is running the latest firmware version, as this can sometimes prevent it from connecting. Secondly, check that Bluetooth is enabled on both Fitbit and your phone. If these are both in order, try restarting the Fitbit. To do this put the Fitbit Charge 3 into its charger then press and hold the left side “button” for around 8 seconds until it vibrates and a smiley face appears. Lastly, it wouldn’t hurt to check if the Fitbit isn’t listed as a Bluetooth device on your phone and remove it if it is.

Connecting a Fitbit 3 to a Phone

To connect your Fitbit Charge 3 to your phone, start by launching the Fitbit app on your phone. Then, make sure Bluetooth is enabled on your device. Once Bluetooth is enabled, tap the Account icon in the upper right corner of the app and select Set up a Device. Follow the prompts to search for and select your Charge 3, then follow the instructions to sync it with your phone. Once it is connected, you can begin tracking your activity and health data with your Charge 3!

Pairing a Fitbit Charge 3 with an iPhone

To pair your Fitbit Charge 3 with your iPhone, you will need to download the Fitbit app from the App Store. Once downloaded, open the app and follow these steps:

1. Tap on “Join Fitbit” and select “Charge 3” in the list of devices.
2. Turn on Bluetooth on your iPhone and make sure that it is within range of your Charge 3.
3. On your watch, hold down the side button for 8 seconds until you see a smiling face.
4. On your phone, tap “Set Up a Device” in the app and then select “Charge 3”.
5. Follow the instructions on both devices to complete the setup.
6. When prompted, enter your personal information and select which type of notifications you’d like to receive on your watch (calendar events, email notifications, etc.).
7. Once finished, you should be connected!

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Troubleshooting Fitbit Pairing Issues

If your Fitbit is not pairing, it could be due to a variety of reasons. Check that your phone or tablet’s Bluetooth is enabled and that your device is running the latest version of the Fitbit app. Additionally, make sure you are logged in to the same Fitbit account on both your device and in the app. If you still cannot pair your Fitbit after following these steps, try uninstalling and reinstalling the app on your device. If this doesn’t work, try logging in to your Fitbit account on a different device and trying to sync again.

Resetting and Resyncing a Fitbit

To reset and resync your Fitbit, start by connecting it to its charging cable. Then press and hold the back and bottom buttons until you see the Fitbit logo appear on the screen. Let go of the buttons, then wait for your Fitbit to restart. After your device has restarted, press and hold the buttons again for 10 seconds, then release them. This will reset your Fitbit and disconnect it from any synced accounts. Once it’s finished resetting, you can reconnect your Fitbit to any synced accounts or apps that you use. That’s all there is to it!


In conclusion, pairing your Fitbit Charge 3 to your phone is a straightforward process that requires you to enable Bluetooth on your device, open the Fitbit app and follow the on-screen instructions to create a Fitbit account and connect (“pair”) your Fitbit device. If you are having trouble with the pairing process, make sure you have removed the Charge 3 from your phone’s Bluetooth settings and restarted the Fitbit by pressing and holding the left side button for 8 seconds until it vibrates and a smiley face appears. With these steps, you should have no problem setting up your Fitbit Charge 3 with your phone.

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James Walker has a deep passion for technology and is our in-house enthusiastic editor. He graduated from the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, and loves to test the latest gadgets and play with older software (something we’re still trying to figure out about himself). Hailing from Iowa, United States, James loves cats and is an avid hiker in his free time.