Paul McFedries

“Information appears to stew out of me naturally, like the precious ottar of roses out of the otter.” —⁠Mark Twain

Fitbit For Dummies

Learn how to use your Fitbit to track your activities and meet your health and fitness goals

Front cover of the book Fitbit For Dummies

Book Info

  • Publisher: Wiley Publishing
  • Pages: 322
  • Price: US$24.99
  • Pub. date: July 11, 2019
  • Category: devices
  • Tags: fitness, hardware, health, technology, wearable

Wait a minute, I hear you thinking, does the world really need an entire book about Fitbit? First, whoa, your thinking is loud. Second, yes the world really does need a book about Fitbit. Sure, most Fitbit trackers are simple bands that you secure to your favorite wrist and start walking (or running or skipping or whatever). However, that apparent simplicity is only on the surface. Scratch that surface and you uncover an entire world of activity tracking that’s much deeper and more powerful than most folks know.

Yes, most Fitbit devices are easy to learn and use, but that up-front ease belies a complex background of features, settings, and customizations that can help you get the most out of your Fitbit. And more sophisticated devices such as the Charge 3 and the Ionic and Versa watches are brimming with buttons and options and apps that come with a learning curve.

Finally, it’s one thing to operate your Fitbit, but it’s quite another to use your Fitbit to reach a goal. Whether that goal is to get fit, lose weight, eat better, or reduce stress, your Fitbit has settings and features — many of them obscure and hard to find — that can help you get there.

So, yep, I wrote a book about Fitbit. Welcome, friend, to Fitbit For Dummies, which takes you on a complete tour of the Fitbit ecosystem, from the Fitbit trackers to the Fitbit app to the social features of In the end, you’ll learn everything you need to know to get the most out of your Fitbit investment — and have a ton of fitness-related fun.

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