How To Quickly Clear Your Fitbit For A New User?

So, are you contemplating selling your Fitbit? Or maybe you bought a used one? The first thing you want to do is wipe it clean. Therefore, you can use it as if it were new. 

For those selling their Fitbit, you must remove the data from the smartwatch because it may contain personal information.

You wouldn’t want anyone taking advantage of that.

The process is simple and requires you to factory reset the watch.

We have an in-depth guide on the process. 

What Do You Need To Do Before Selling A Fitbit?

If you are planning to sell your Fitbit, you want to clear all data from it.

The way you do that depends on the model of the Fitbit watch you have.

Some models will automatically clear data once you disassociate your Fitbit user account from them.

Others like Versa and Charge 3 require you to manually go into the setting and clear data, something we discuss a little later. 

Do You Need To Reset Your Fitbit Before Selling It?

Yes, it is recommended that you factory reset your Fitbit before you sell it.

This will remove all your personal information from the smartwatch.

Even if your Fitbit automatically removes data once you unpair your Fitbit account with it, it’s best to do it manually.

The reset makes sure that the watch contains zero information related to you.

This protects you from any sort of identity theft. 

You can never be too certain that your watch didn’t pick up any data from your phone or device it was paired with.

So, the reset is just a safety measure that should be taken. 

How To Clear Your Fitbit For A New User? 

We highlight how you can clear data from different models of Fitbit watches.

This step is important if you plan to sell or give your watch away.

It will remove all data, including data you’ve included to apps on the phone for payments and other things. 

For Fitbit Charge 3, Versa, Sense, and Ionic

  1. Open ‘Settings’ on your watch.
  2. Click on ‘About’.
  3. Select ‘Factory Reset,’ you may also see a ‘Clear User Data’ option, you can select either. 

For Inspire or Ace 2

  1. Open ‘Settings’ on your watch.
  2. Scroll down to ‘Clear User Data’ and click on it. 

For Aria

Typically, the Aria model doesn’t store data.

It is one of the more basic Fitbit models, but in case you want to reset the device, before selling it, we explain how:

  1. Take out the batteries from the watch. 
  2. Wait 10 seconds before you reinsert them. This should reset the device. 

For Aria 2

  1. Take out the batteries from the watch. 
  2. Hold the small button that is located above the slot for 10 seconds, and then insert the batteries. 

For Charge 5 and Luxe

  1. Open ‘Settings’ on your watch.
  2. Click on ‘Device Info.’
  3. Now, select ‘Clear User Data.’

For watches that use a USB to charge, we recommend you plug it in to charge before you reset the watch. 

You can also remove the Fitbit watch from your Fitbit account. To do that, you can:

  1. Open the Fitbit app on your phone or tablet. 
  2. Tap the profile picture that appears in the top left corner, so you open your account details. 
  3. You will see a list of Fitbit devices connected to the account. 
  4. Click on the device you want to disassociate from your account.
  5. Scroll down until you see the ‘Remove This Device’ option and confirm removing the device. 

We recommend you go through both steps to ensure that your Fitbit is ready for sale.

First, remove the device from your Fitbit account and then reset the watch.

Taking both steps ensures that all your data is cleared from the watch, and you can sell it off to whoever you like. 

Final Thoughts

You don’t have to go through any lengthy process to have your Fitbit ready for sale.

All you have to do is disassociate the watch from your Fitbit account or factory reset the watch.

So,  your data is no longer synced with the watch. The task can be done within a minute and is easy, as highlighted in our guide above.  

I’ve been working with technology in one way or the other all my life. After graduating from university, I worked as a sales consultant for Verizon for a few years. Now I am a technical support engineer by day and write articles on my own blog here in my spare time to help others if they have any issues with their devices.