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How to sync your Google Pixel Watch

Keep your data up to date.
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January 19, 2023

Data sharing between your smartwatch and smartphone isn’t always seamless. Ensure your Pixel Watch and Fitbit app are synced to view the most up-to-date stats on both devices. Though this should happen automatically, you may need to follow the steps below to sync your Pixel Watch manually.

Read more: Everything you need to know about the Google Pixel Watch

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To sync your Pixel Watch with your smartphone, open the Fitbit app and pull down on the screen until you see the words Release to refresh, then release.


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How to sync your Pixel Watch with the Fitbit app

The Fitbit ecosystem plays an important role on Google’s Pixel Watch. Namely, Pixel Watch users get to utilize Fitbit’s powerful tracking tools and companion app for monitoring their health and fitness stats. While setting up your device using the Google Pixel Watch app, you will be asked to connect the app to your Fitbit account. Going forward, the Fitbit app is where you will find and store all your health and fitness data including everything from workouts to sleep tracking. Your watch should automatically sync with the Fitbit app whenever your phone is connected and in Bluetooth range. If not, follow the steps below.

  • If you open the Google Pixel Watch app on your paired phone and see an alert that your device is not synced with the Fitbit app, open the Fitbit app.
  • From the Today tab, pull down anywhere on your screen until the words Release to refresh appear.
  • Release the screen. You should see a banner alert that reads Syncing your Google Pixel Watch with a green status bar.
  • Wait for the sync to complete. You will see a green check mark.

How to sync your watch from your wrist

You can also prompt your Pixel Watch to sync with the Fitbit app from your wrist.

  • Open the app drawer on your Pixel Watch and tap the Fitbit Today app.
  • Scroll all the way down to and tap Sync.
  • The device will display the word Syncing until the process is complete.

Common troubleshooting

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Google Pixel Watch

Sometimes, the Fitbit app may not be able to sync with your device and you will see a banner alert that says so.

  • Make sure that your phone and watch are connected via Bluetooth and keep the devices close together while you attempt to sync. You can check whether your phone is connected to your watch in the Google Pixel Watch app.
  • On both your phone and Pixel Watch, make sure that the Fitbit app is up to date and install any updates if they are available.
  • If your watch or phone is low on battery, that can also hinder connectivity. Place your devices on their respective chargers as needed.
  • Finally, some users have reported needing to restart their devices in order to force a sync.

Read more: Common Pixel Watch problems and solutions

FAQs

Yes, Fitbit is deeply integrated into the Pixel Watch and at least a basic, free Fitbit account is needed to use the device.

To reset your Google Pixel Watch swipe down from the watch face and tap the gear icon. Scroll down to and tap System, then tap Restart.