Using fitbit on Oneplus 5T

I started using Fitbit Blaze in November 2017. The moment I got the new watch I realised that it the watch is not officially compatible with my Oneplus 5T. I didn’t know this before buying the watch. After struggling a lot for a few days and browsing through online forums for solutions I finally found one and it has been working really for more than 4 months for me now.

After finishing up the pairing process I instantly noticed the following:

  • I could not change the clock theme from app.
  • I could not connect watch with GPS on my phone for running.
  • Sync used to fail a lot of times
  • I could not enable call and sms notifications.

After struggling a lot for a few days and browsing through for solutions I finally found one and it has been working really for more than 4 months for me now.

Solution is to disable battery optimization for FitBit App (As simple as that). You can do this by Settings->Battery->Battery Optimisation ->Fitbit and then choose “Don’t optmise” and that’s it. Reboot your phone and enjoy 🙂

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This solution is not specific to just Oneplus 5T. This might work out on other android phones as well which are not officially supported by Fitbit.

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