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Crespi Lab Fitbit Activity Tracker

Fitbit Instructions

You will be given a FREE Fitbit Inspire HR activity tracker by participating in this research project. You will be asked to wear the activity tracker every day to gather activity, sleep, and resting heart rate data. You will be expected to sync the data collected by your activity tracker every day, charge it at least once a week, and download/export that data to send to the researcher at collections 2 and 3. The download and export of data take less than 10 minutes.

Registering your Fitbit

Step 1) Go to

Step 2) Create an account using Facebook, Gmail, or an email account of your choice.

Step 3) Personalize your profile as much as you want and add friends through Facebook or email.

Download the Fitbit app to your Smartphone

Step 1) Go to either the app store (iOS) or google play (android) and search for “Fitbit”

Step 2) Download the app that looks like this:



Step 3) log in to the app using the method you chose in step 2 of “registering your Fitbit”

How to sync your daily data

Your data should sync automatically every time you open the Fitbit app on your phone. This will also sync to your Fitbit account on your home computer.

How to charge my Fitbit

Your Fitbit will come with a charging accessory that has a USB plug-in. It is recommended that you charge your Fitbit whenever the battery life gets below 30%. To do this, all you need to do is align the charging prongs on the clip to fit over the Fitbit. You don’t need to remove the straps on the Fitbit. (Tip: because the Fitbit is not waterproof, try charging it during the time you take a shower!) The battery life of your Fitbit is about 5 days, so you won’t need to charge it every day.

Exporting your Fitbit data at collection 2 and 3

  1. Go to on your home computer (NOT the phone app) and log in.
  2. Then go to settings by selecting the gear in the top right corner

  1. Select “Data Export” from the list on the left side of the screen.

4. Then scroll down to where it says “Export Your Account Archive” and select “Request Data”

5) log in to your email account to confirm the export.

6) You should receive a second email from Fitbit with a link to your account when the export is finished. Save this file to your computer and email the researcher at The researcher will give you a link to a secure OneDrive folder where you must upload the Fitbit files within 7 days of receipt of the link. The data will then undergo de-identification from any of your personal identifiers.