Ask Fitbit: How Can I Keep My Stats Private?
ANSWER: With all of the scary headlines about data leaks these days, it’s comforting to know you’re in control of who can see your Fitbit data. All of your privacy settings can be adjusted right from the app. To go completely incognito, take the following steps:
- Edit your profile. From the Fitbit app dashboard, tap the Account icon and then the tile with your name and then the gear icon. From here, tap each row to delete or adjust each component of your profile.
- Make all your personal stats private. After you finish editing your profile, tap Done and you’ll be taken back to your profile page. Tap Personal Stats and then, again, go row by row to select “Private” for each one. When you’re finished, tap Back.
- Hide Badges and Trophies. Beneath Personal Stats, you’ll see Badges and Trophies. Windows and iOS users can tap this tile and then choose Privacy Setting and “Private” to opt out of sharing their Badges and Trophies. If you’re an Android users, you’ll have to choose the gear icon after tapping “Badges and Trophies.” Hit Save and then Back.
- Leave Community Groups. If you’d also like to make it harder for people to find you, select Groups, and then swipe left on each group to leave it. When you’re finished, tap Back.
- Stop Sharing Your Friends List. Under “Friends” on your profile page, select Privacy Setting and then Private. Hit Save and you’ll be taken back to your profile page. From here, you can also remove or block friends. Just tap their name, and then the three dots at the top right of the screen and select Remove or Block.
If you ever change your mind, you can adjust these settings by following these same steps. Just be aware that you can only change your Display Name once every 60 days.
This article is not intended to substitute for informed medical advice. You should not use this information to diagnose or treat a health problem or condition. Always check with your doctor before changing your diet, altering your sleep habits, taking supplements, or starting a new fitness routine.