The very first step to improve anything, including losing weight, is to start measuring your results. I have found that what you measure tends to improve. This is a simple fact that applies to just about any worthwhile endevour. If you are wondering how to sync Fitbit to Weight Watchers so that you can track and measure your way to success, then this post is definitely for you. When you measure your results, only then are you able to trend those results and then set goals and KPI’s (Key Performance Indicators) so that you can set targets to more effectively reach your health and fitness goals.
One thing I really love about Weight Watchers is that they believe in helping you build healthy habits utilizing a science-backed program. Plus, they give you a personalized activity target to work toward each week. So, in other words, they believe that what you measure is more likely to improve. One advantage to having a Fitbit is that you can automatically calculate your activity points, or what WW refers to as FitPoints.
How to Sync Fitbit to Weight Watchers Using the WW App.
To get a detailed set of instructions and learn step by step how to sync Fitbit to Weight Watchers, check out the video below:
As you can see from the video, it is very simple to do. If you would like a set of instructions to follow, do the following:
- tap the profile icon on the WW app
- tap ‘settings’
- tap ‘activity settings’
- tap ‘Device’
- tap ‘Device +’
- Choose your device (see the Fitbit logo)
- Follow the instructions to share data from your device
That is it. A very simple step by step instruction on how to Sync Fitbit to Weight Watchers using the amazing WW app.
Why Use A Fitbit with Weight Watchers (WW)?
A Fitbit will help you to track your activity, whether that activity is through an exercise routine, walking, running or cycling. This includes active minutes, hourly activity, sleep and weight loss. In some cases you will get reminders to take 250 steps every hour. The setting of goals to reach a certain level of activity like number of steps or to do a certain exercise routine can certainly help with weight loss plans and motivate you to live a healthier lifestyle.
Since WW, formerly Weight Watchers, utilizes a personal approach to weight loss, tracking your results becomes very important. You are essentially given a budget based on points. These are sometimes referred to as activity points. By using a Fitbit you can automatically track these activity points by syncing your Fitbit to the WW app.If you do not own a Fitbit and are in the market for one, you may want to read my Fitbit Sense Review here.
Another good reason to use a Fitbit with Weight Watchers is its community. The Fitbit community is a social network for users of the Fitbit products and fitness devices. It was launched in September 2011, and has over 1 million members worldwide. Each of these members not only use fitness devices, but share common goals and track similar metrics. The site allows users to share photos, videos, and information about their health and fitness goals.
The Fitbit Community is a place to share your fitness journey, connect with other members and find motivation. The Fitbit Community Moderators are there to help keep the community clean and safe for all users. As you can see there are many community features associated as well. So, not only is measuring physical activity necessary, but community activity is also very useful.
In addition to all of this there is also a Fitbit Community Council as well. The Fitbit Community Council is a group of individuals who are dedicated to supporting and promoting the use of Fitbit in order to help people achieve their health, fitness and weight loss goals. This council was founded on September 9, 2013 by Fitbit.
Why Measuring, Monitoring and Tracking Are So Important
As mentioned before, What you measure tends to improve. I cannot stress the importance of this concept. I believe it is one of the reasons the new WW (formerly Weight Watchers) works so well. The basis behind their new program is that they personalize your plan and give you a budget of what they call Personal Points. Once these points have been established you can now measure, monitor and track your way to success.
In addition to a personalized program, WW also gives you access to the WW App. The WW app is an awesome tool that helps you stick with the program and reach your ultimate goal of loosing weight. Keep in mind that this technology is there to help you, but it does not replace you having to put in the work. you still have to do the activity itself. But, using the technology to help you keep track is very important because when you see yourself reaching measurable goals it motivates you to continue with the program.
Another important factor here is that you set goals that you have control over. For example, rather than having a goal that is not possible for you to control, you set goals that you can control. For example, if you set a goal to do an activity like “5000 steps a day”, this is a goal that you can control. You either do the steps or you don’t. You control that activity.
The way the personal points work in WW is that you can increase your budget by eating more “zero point foods”. Another way to increase your budget is by the activity that you do like steps or other activities that can be measured with your Fitbit.
This, of course becomes really easy to do when you sync your Fitbit with the Weight Watchers App.
What is the New WW Program?
In 2018 Weight Watchers changed their name to WW. These two letters were attached to the tag line “Wellness That Works”.
So, what is the new WW program and what does this all have to do with how to sync Fitbit to Weight Watchers? The new WW program is really the idea of Personal Points which brings together 3 of their, so called, groundbreaking innovations. A personalized ZeroPoint food list, an algorithm that makes healthy choices simple.
You can get rewarded for building healthy habits. These rewards are added to your budget. This personalized path to weight loss leads to greater success than a one-size fits all plan. Since it is a personalized approach, the idea of monitoring and measuring your results becomes an even better path to success.
Final Thoughts on How to Sync Fitbit to Weight Watchers
So, as you can see, it is easy to learn how to sync Fitbit to Weight Watchers. There is a step by step approach to this and involves monitoring, measuring and tracking your way to success. Building healthy habits is an awesome goal to have. However, one really needs to have the ability to track their results so that they can get an indication of where they are in the process.
Like anything else, once you know where you are at, you can take the necessary action steps to improve your goals.
Reaching your health and fitness goals are like any other goal or objective we set for ourselves. The advantage here is two fold. WW has an amazing program that will help you personalize your goals and metrics. They actually give you the technologies to do this. Fitbit also give you the tools to help you reach your fitness metrics that can be aligned with your WW metrics, automatically!
Another nice thing about the Fitbit community, as I mentioned before, is that they have Fitbit Community Moderators that can help out as well.
My recommendation is to take full advantage of these tools and the communties to help you achieve the results you are looking for.
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8 thoughts on “How to Sync Fitbit to Weight Watchers – What You Measure Improves”
Thank you for this, your post is very timely. My new years promise is to lose weight, and so I joined WW. I have a Fitbit and although I was aware WW can use Fitbit I had no idea how.
I’m not very technical and I had no intention of even trying to sync my Fitbit to the WW app, but having read this I have actually done it! I think this will help keep my motivation where it needs to be. Thanks
My friend has an older Fitbit, a charge 2, will the older Fitbits still sync with the latest WW app?
Hi Sam, and thanks for your feedback on how to sync Fitbit to Weight Watchers. I am glad to hear you have succeeded in syncing these two technologies together. To answer you question, yes, the Fitbit Charge 2 will definitely sync with the WW app. Just follow the steps in the video.
My mom has a Fitbit. Sometimes now as she always is working on loosing weight, but I heard that WW is better, and your article explains very well how to Sync from it. Definitely I will sync her to WW. Yes it’s very important to measure the results, they make you feel better and keep on working. Wish you all the best! Great article.
Thanks for visiting my site. Yes, WW has come a long way for the better. I love the fact that they stress a results driven approach.
Your post is really helpful because I had a problem before with Fitbit Charge 4 which I bought for my wife and after struggling a lot, I have done it! It is really good you put video also to make your post more helpful.
Actually, I think it will be nice to have a Tracker with you, cause it will show how you can be lazy or active and it will push you up to stay active and healthy. Personally, I think it is a passive motivator.
Thank you again
Thank you Farzad for visiting my site. I am glad you were able to sync your Fitbit4 Charge to the Weight Watchers App. I am also glad you found this post helpful.
I hadn’t actually thought about it that way. I mean, the idea that we need to measure and track stuff to get better. But it does make perfect sense. As you said, the visible progress motivates for a continued one. I mean, come to think of it, I have, for sure, thrown in the towel a couple of times just because it didn’t feel like the effort was getting me any results.
But I bet they were there. I just didn’t have systems in place to measure that progress.
As for syncing the Fitbit to Weight Watchers, I loved the video you provided. And then, that quick summary to kind of go at it one more time and make sure that one hasn’t missed anything was brilliant.
Thank you, and have a great one! Cheers! 🙂
Thanks you Matiss for your kind words. Yes, I have found that what is measured tends to improve. It is just a matter of finding the right metrics to measure to reach our health and fitness goals.