How To Link Your Fitbit with Amazon Echo

How to use Fitbit Skill with Amazon Echo

Your Amazon Echo can get linked to your Fitbit.  Don’t know how to enable that function?  Well, you must enable Fitbit as a skill Alexa can use with your Amazon Echo.  Just say “Alexa enable Fitbit skill.”

Then, Alexa advises you that you’ll need to link your Fitbit account information through the Alexa application.

We’re going to jump right in and you’ll be getting your Fitbit stats from you Amazon Echo via Alexa in no time.

Open the Alexa App

Go to the Alexa application on your smartphone or mobile device and link your Fitbit account information within it Then, you’ll be able to use your Amazon Echo and Alexa to find out certain stats that your Fitbit has collected.

  1. The first thing to do is say “Alexa enable Fitbit skill.” Then, open your Alexa application on your smartphone or mobile device.  Next, you’ll link your Fitbit account.  Tap on Link Account under where it tells you you’ve successfully enabled Fitbit.                                                                                                       Link Fitbit
  2. Then on the next screen, you’ll see that the Amazon Alexa Application has brought you to the Fitbit Log in page.  So, enter your Fitbit email and password.  This links your Fitbit account to the Amazon Alexa app and your Amazon Echo.  fitbit log in
  3. After signing into your Fitbit account, you’ll need to allow Amazon Alexa to use the Fitbit skill.  Just tap on the pink allow button.                                                                                                                                                                          allow fitbit Alexa skill
  4. The last screen lets you know that you’ve successfully linked the Fitbit Skill with the Amazon Alexa app.  Fitbit Skill linked to Alexa

Now you have linked your Fitbit to your Amazon Echo, allowing the Alexa app to use the Fitbit skill.  Once everything is connected, try asking Alexa a question.  “Alexa, ask Fitbit how I slept last night.”  She’ll give you the specifics.  Alexa tells you that as of however many hours ago you fell asleep at 9 PM, you’ve slept 5 hours and 30 minutes then, adds a quirky comment to end the conversation.

Learn More Fitbit Skills

If you need some guidance on how to use the Fitbit skill from the home screen of the Alexa application;

  • Go to the upper left of your screen and tap on the three horizontal lines.                                                     Alexa Home Screen
  • Then, tap on Skills.                                                                                                                                                     Alexa skills
  • The All Skills page opens.  Tap on Your Skills in the upper right-hand part of your screen.                     Your Skills Alexa app
  • You’ll see the Fitbit skill in the list, tap it.                                                                                                             Fitbit Skills
  • Next, examples of what kind of questions and how to phrase them to your Amazon Echo with Alexa are listed. Fitbit Skill list

So, we’ve linked our Fitbit account to the Alexa application and we can use the Fitbit Skill with our Amazon Echo.  To learn more Fitbit skills just head to the Alexa app on your smartphone or mobile device.  That’s it.  Now you know how to use your Fitbit with your Amazon Echo device.

Posted by Heather on January 17, 2017

One thought on “How To Link Your Fitbit with Amazon Echo”

Russell Rabot says:
This did not work. I selected allow but screen went back to asking me to link screen.
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