May 29, 2022

How to set up two-factor authentication on your Fitbit device

By Jeramy Johnson Courtney Lynch Andrew Myrick last updated April 18, 2022

2FA all the things, including Fitbit

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Smartwatches and fitness trackers are some of the most important personal technology devices that we use daily. They help improve our fitness, keep us on track, and better equip us to fully understand what all that data means. It’s ideal for anyone who wants to improve their overall health and wellness. Unfortunately, however, this data contains highly personal details that we wouldn’t like in the wrong hands. Thankfully, Fitbit has finally enabled a way to secure your account information better. We’ll show you how to set up two-factor authentication on your Fitbit account so that your fitness data remains as secure as possible.

How to set up two-factor authentication on your Fitbit device

1. Open the Fitbit app on your phone.
2. Tap on your profile in the top left corner of the app.
3. Tap on Account Settings.

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4. Tap on Two Factor Authentication.
5. Tap the toggle next to Two Factor Authentication to begin the setup process.
6. Add your phone number.Sponsored LinksDo You Speak English? You May Be Able To Work For a USA Company, Live in PakistanUSA Work | Search Ads

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8. Enter the verification code sent via SMS.
9. Type in your password once again.
10. Tap the Submit button.RECOMMENDED VIDEOS FOR YOU… 

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After you’ve entered your password, you will see a two-factor authentication recovery code. Take a screenshot and/or write it down in a secure note, or perhaps save it on one of the best password manager apps. Unfortunately, SMS is not the best system for managing two-factor authentication, although many will argue that it’s better than nothing.

We’re hopeful that Fitbit will provide alternative methods like Google Authenticator or Authy as more secure two-factor authentication methods in the future. However, in the interim, we still think that it’s worth protecting your Fitbit account this way. This two-factor authentication system is for your account and thus will work regardless of whether you have a basic old tracker or the newest and best Fitbit device. Some protection is better than none, after all!

Two-factor fashion statement

Now that you know how to set up two-factor authentication for your Fitbit, you might find yourself shopping for a new wearable! Those familiar with Fitbit know the company makes several excellent smartwatches and fitness trackers.

However, none straddle the line between the two quite as beautifully as the Fitbit Luxe. You’ll have a variety of health and fitness features as well as a stunning design that keeps you looking fabulous. So whether you’re headed to the gym for a workout, or you’ve got a formal event to attend, your Fitbit Luxe is the perfect on-wrist companion.(opens in new tab)

Fitbit Luxe

Style for miles
The Fitbit Luxe is one of the best-looking wearables we’ve ever seen, but it goes more than skin deep. It’s a capable tracker that can help you achieve your fitness goals.US$103.54at AmazonUS$115.08at Amazon€99.95at Adorama WW

Jeramy Johnson

Jeramy Johnson 


Jeramy is proud to help *Keep Austin Weird* and loves hiking in the hill country of central Texas with a breakfast taco in each hand. When he’s not writing about smart home gadgets and wearables, he’s defending his relationship with his smart voice assistants to his family. You can follow him on Twitter at @jeramyutgw.MORE ABOUT…How to find the cheapest and closest gas stations from the Waze appBest Legends in Apex Legends Mobile on Android: Character tier listLATESTThe Pixel 7 series’ display may not be the upgrade you were hoping for

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