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Everything you need to know about Auto Pause on Fitbit

What is Auto Pause, and why should you use it?
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April 24, 2022

Fitbit‘s Auto Pause feature is a nifty addition for some and a loathsome one for others. While it’s intended to provide a more accurate representation of a workout by cutting out stationary moments, it often bugs out. That’s why it’s best you learn how to disable and enable the feature as you see fit. Below, we’ll take a look at Auto Pause in more detail.

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Head to the Exercise app on your Fitbit, select Run or Bike as the workout of choice, access additional settings, and toggle off Auto Pause.

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What is Fitbit’s Auto Pause feature?

Auto Pause is a useful feature for runners and cyclists. It automatically and temporarily halts your workout timer when you come to a stop. When you get moving again, the workout timer resumes. Auto Pause is meant to remove momentary pauses from your total workout time, making for more precise tracking data.

The feature isn’t flawless, though. For some, Auto Pause may halt workouts at the wrong times in the middle of a workout. For this reason, it’s best to understand how you can control Auto Pause and choose the settings that best match your workout regime.

See also: The best Fitbit smartwatches and trackers

How do I switch Auto Pause on and off on my Fitbit?

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Fitbit Sense and Versa 3

  • Open the Exercise app on your Fitbit.
  • Select Run or Bike as your workout.
  • Scroll down to the Auto Pause section. Toggle it off to disable it, or on to enable it.

Fitbit Versa 2, Versa, and Versa Lite

  • Open the Exercise app on your Fitbit.
  • Select Run or Bike as your workout.
  • Tap the gear icon in the top right of the screen to access additional settings.
  • Scroll down to the Auto Pause section, and tap it to toggle it on or off.

Fitbit Charge 5 and Luxe

  • Open the Exercise app on your Fitbit.
  • Select Run or Bike as your workout.
  • Swipe up to reveal additional settings.
  • Toggle Auto Pause on or off.

Fitbit Charge 4 and Charge 3

  • Open the Exercise app on your Fitbit.
  • Select Run or Bike as your workout.
  • Swipe down to access additional settings.
  • Tap Auto Pause to enable or disable it.

See also: A practical guide to workouts and exercises on Fitbit

FAQs

Q: Which Fitbit devices feature Auto Pause?
A: The Fitbit Sense, Versa 3, Versa 2, Versa, Versa Lite, Luxe, Charge 5, Charge 4, and Charge 3 feature Auto Pause. Notably, the Inspire 2, other Inspire models, and the Ace 3 do not include this feature.

Q: Should I leave Auto Pause enabled on my device?
A: That’s entirely up to you. If you feel Auto Pause tampers with the accuracy of your exercise data, switch it off. If you prefer that your Fitbit recognize pauses automatically, leave it on.

Q: Which exercises currently support Auto Pause on Fitbit?
A: At present, only Run and Bike feature Auto Pause smarts. Walk, Hike, and other popular exercises do not.