My wife recently lost her Fitbit Alta HR. She didn’t have a clue where she lost it. It could have been anywhere from the store to our home. Fortunately, we found it by tracking the Bluetooth signal. Here are some tips on how to find a lost Fitbit.
- If you were syncing your Fitbit with your Android or iPhone, check to see the last time your device synced data with the Fitbit. This will give you an idea when it got lost.
- Android Users can download and install Bit-Finder Geo (for Fitbit). iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch users can install Find my Fitbit.
- Fire up the app, and take your device along the path you have traveled since you lost your device. Common places where people find there Fitbits are the following:
- Laundry baskets or piles of laundry
- The car
- The bathroom
The app will tell you when you are getting closer to your device.
Be aware that it’s not easy to trace a Bluetooth signal. It can bounce off mirrors and anything metal. In my case, the Fitbit was found in our car, but the signal was showing as strongest near the roof of my garage.
Hopefully following the above steps are fruitful.
What if my Fitbit is off?
Unfortunately, if your Fitbit was off or ran out of battery power when you lost it, the above steps will not work and you will have to try to find it manually.
Is there any type of app that will tell me where it is on a map?
No. The Fitbit does not have a GPS, so there is no feature where you can track it over a wide area using a map app or anything like that.