The Fitbit mobile app now lets you sync multiple trackers to your account

File this one under first-world problems but if you are like us and own multiple Fitbit trackers (collect them all!) you no longer have to decide which to wear. In a backend update, Fitbit has thrown the switch to let users synchronize multiple Fitbit Trackers to their account through the mobile app.

Previously, if you owned the more rugged and full-featured Surge and the leaner Charge HR, you would have to pair only one to your account. The other device would essentially be kicked out from tracking until you repaired it.

Like the Highlander, there could only be one. Needless to say, it is rather cumbersome to switch trackers on the fly with this method.

Starting today, you can now keep multiple trackers paired to your account, and they all will continue to sync. Wear your Surge on a hike, take the Charge HR to work, use the One when you have to dress up – the choice is yours.

For Android and iOS, the app uses programming to determine which is the active tracker. However, on Windows Phone, users can manually set which device to make primary.

This feature was initially announced along with the new Fitbit Surge Bike-Tracking feature earlier this week. However, the multiple-tracker support was just enabled starting today.

Since this is a backend update, you do not need to update your mobile software.

Daniel Rubino

Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft since 2007 when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, laptops, next-gen computing, and for some reason, watches. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics, watched people sleep (for medical purposes!), and ran the projectors at movie theaters because it was fun.

  • What's up with all the junk after all the articles, a bunch of random #'s and letters. Only in the app on my surface2.
  • It's Klingon. Or likely parsing error that Jay is working to fix.
  • Good to know, thanks.
  • We need the same functionality for multiple Ms bands on account
  • And yet no call notifications. I'm seriously disappointed with my Charge for this.
  • I second that
  • Why would one need multiple trackers?
  • I have had the One for two years and upgraded to the Surge. However, there are some occasions I would like to wear my dress watch. Now I. Can without losing steps. Also, I can continue to get use out of my One.
  • same, Flex to Surge, Now I can wear the flex swimming after a run (as the Surge is not waterproof) and not loose steps
  • I'm still looking for a real full health ago for my Band. Fitbit has one of the most complete dashboard and app for gathering all the information. Calorie intake as well as BP etc. The Bing Health and fitness was almost there, and then they unhooked that from the Health Vault. The next step is for some of these partners and MS to provide cross syncing.
  • I agreee I am wearing a band and my wife's old flex because I gave her my hr.  I have so many friends on fitbit can't let it go.  Cross licensing would be awesome.  Hell I would pay $5 a year or $30 lifetime.
  • Hoping the PC sync app is also updated to support multiple trackers
  • Highlander! Great movie!!
  • same, Flex to Surge, Now I can wear the flex swimming after a run (as the Surge is not waterproof) and not loose steps