Step by Step Guide to Turn Off and Restart Fitbit Versa

Steps to turn off Fitbit Versa

I got a Fitbit Versa as a gift on my birthday last May. I used it for some time and wanted to turn my Fitbit Versa off, but I got stuck was how do I turn it on and off. So, I did some research and came to know it was very easy. In this article, I will provide you simple and easy ways to turn off a Fitbit Versa, restart it, update it and, explain when it is important for you to restart your Fitbit Versa.

Restarting a Fitbit Versa is as simple as holding the left button for a few seconds.

Fitbit calls Fitbit Versa, “the smartwatch for all.” It is affordable for all, and also it works on all sorts of phones, i.e., iPhone, Android smartphone, or Windows Phone. 

Turn off your Fitbit Versa

Unlike the charge series, Fitbit Inspire or Inspire HR, you can turn off your Fitbit Versa even without draining its battery.

The five basic steps to turn off Fitbit Versa are:

Step 1: Go to the Home screen and swipe left till you see the Settings menu

Step 2: Tap “Settings” menu

Step 3: Scroll until you find “About” and tap it

Step 4: Select “Shutdown”

Step 5: Tap “Yes”

It’s easy, isn’t it?

Well, turning it on is easier. You just need to do a long push on the left button, and, after a few seconds, you can enjoy your features again.

Why do I need to turn off my Fitbit Versa?

Most people take off their Fitbit Versa only when they charge it. Since it tracks your biometrics, most people often don’t prefer to take it off or switch it off even periodically. But here are several reasons why it is better to turn your Fitbit Versa off sometimes:

  1. It preserves battery life.
  2. It helps Fitbit run more efficiently.
  3. Fitbit rests at that time.

Restart your Fitbit Versa 

Restarting or rebooting your Fitbit is one of the simple and basic ways of troubleshooting it. Restarting your Fitbit device means just turning it off and on.

 You don’t need to be skeptical about it because it won’t erase any of your data.

You can follow these simple steps to start your Fitbit Versa again:

  1. Go to the “Settings” menu.
  2. Tap “About” and select “Shut down.”
  3. Tap, “Yes.”(This turns off the Fitbit, few seconds later follow following steps:)
  4. Press and hold the left button and unless you see the Fitbit logo on the screen. 
  5.  Once the logo is seen, release the button.

After a few seconds, your device will vibrate, which means the reboot was successful.

When do I reboot my Fitness Tracker?

Restarting my Fitbits can be helpful under certain situations:

  1. When my Fitbit is unresponsive to taps, swipes, or button presses.
  2.  When syncs are off.
  3.  When the device doesn’t turn on despite it being charged.
  4. When my Fitbit isn’t tracking the statistics that it should have been tracking.

What do I do when my Fitness device doesn’t turn on?

Having problems starting your Fitbit Versa? There can be various reasons behind it. The following steps can be helpful for you when your Fitbit device doesn’t turn on:

Charge your fitness tracker: Most of the time, your device doesn’t turn on because its battery is drained. So charge it.

Restart your device: To restart your device, you just need to press and hold the left button of Fitbit for 10-15 seconds until the logo appears, then you release the button.

Make sure the charger is working: Smartwatch doesn’t charge when the charger is not working. So, it is very important to make sure that the charger is working.

Reset Fitbit Versa: You should use this option when all the above attempts fail. Resetting Fitbit Versa will erase all your data except which were linked to the Fitbit account.

These are steps for resetting the Fitbit versa:

Step:1 Hold and press all three buttons until the logo appears

Step:2 when the logo appears then disappears, release the right bottom button and continue to hold left and top right button till a strong vibration is felt

Step :3 After the vibration is felt, the logo appears again and device boots, and it takes you to the setup page

Contact Fitbit Support: If all of the above processes fail, then there may be other serious issues. We may need professional help, so it is Fitbit that can help us.

Smart Fitbit features, I bet you would want to try.

Talk to Alexa

Fitbit versa comes with a built-in Amazon Alexa speaker. You can simply ask questions about your day like: “How many steps did I take today?” or command it to set the alarm for 6 am.

 Share and celebrate your workout accomplishments

You can take a picture of stats (like a heartbeat) after a specific workout. So, you can share your accomplishments with the Fitbit community or other social networking site of your choice.

 Turn on and off the notification with a simple step

You wouldn’t want your Fitbit Versa to vibrate or notify you when you are in the middle of a meeting, do you? So, to turn on or off notifications, you just need to hold the left button for 1 second and tap on the notification.

Track live results of your activities

You know it well that Fitbit Versa can track your steps, calories, heartbeat, distance covered, etc. when you link the tracker with the app. But did you know that you could track your stats changes in real-time? You just need to open the app and allow the tracker to sync as you wear your Fitbit device. Now, you can see your stats changing live.

Can I receive calls on Fitbit Versa?

If you are wondering if you could receive your call on Fitbit Versa, the answer is yes. The first thing you need to do is turn the call notification on.

 As you turn the notification on, you can see your incoming call on the screen along with a contact name or a phone number(if you’ve not saved the contact number .)

 If you tap the green button, it means you accept the call, and you can speak on your iPhone, Android phone, or windows phone that you are using.

 Alternatively, if you tap the red button, it means you reject the call, and the caller is sent to voicemail. 

To restart, just need to press and hold the left button of your Fitbit Versa and unless you see the Fitbit logo. Isn’t it easy?

How do I update my Fitbit Versa?

It is necessary to update your Fitbit device to enjoy the latest features and software updates. Updating your Fitbit device also ensures better performance and security.

Make sure you charge your device before you start the update, as it could take some time to be fully updated. 

Here are easy steps to update your Fitbit device:

Step 1: Place your Fitbit device within 3 feet of your Apple or Android device.

Step 2: Open the Fitbit app on iPhone, Ipad or Android device

Step 3: Tap your profile picture on the top left corner of your screen.

Step 4: Tap your Fitbit device name in the list of connected devices.

Step 5: Tap the pink button, which says, “update tracker.”

Step 6: Tap “start update.”

It may take some time to update. Now you can enjoy your latest updates.

In conclusion, Fitbit Versa is one of the most loved Fitbit devices. People prefer it for its affordable price, good looks, and compatibility with both Apple and Android devices. It has a multi-day battery life, which is more than that of an Apple watch. Also, it is water-resistant. So, it is much obvious to say it is worth your money.

Scroll to Top