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How do you set up a Fitbit Zip?

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To set up a Fitbit Zip, download and install the applicable setup software from Fitbit.com, and select the option Set Up A New Fitbit Device. Connect your Zip to your computer, and follow the onscreen instructions. This setup process calibrates the Zip to your personal fitness level and goals.

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How do you set up a Fitbit Zip?
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Fitbit's setup software is available for free on the Fitbit website. This software is compatible with Macs or PCs, as well as recent generations of Apple and Android mobile devices, as of 2015. The process for installing the software itself varies depending on the device and the operating system. Once the option Set Up A New Fitbit Device is selected, the user must either create an online Fitbit account or sign into an existing one.

At this point, the user must input personal data to help the Fitbit device calculate distance and caloric burn more accurately. After entering the necessary data, the user selects the Fitbit Zip as the chosen device and connects the Zip to the computer using the USB dongle that comes with the purchase of a new FitBit. This dongle inserts into the USB drive of a computer, allowing the Fitbit to connect with the device wirelessly. On mobile devices, the Fitbit works with Bluetooth.

To finish the setup, follow the instructions provided on the screen, and finally, choose an eight-character greeting message.

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