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It's easy to protect your Fitbit account with two-factor authentication

Smartwatches and fitness trackers are some of the most important personal technology devices that we use daily. They help improve our fitness, keep us on track, and better equip us to fully understand what all that data means. It's ideal for anyone who wants to improve their overall health and wellness. Unfortunately, however, this data contains highly personal details that we wouldn't like in the wrong hands. Thankfully, Fitbit has finally enabled a way to secure your account information better. We'll show you how to set up two-factor authentication on your Fitbit account so that your fitness data remains as secure as possible.

How to set up two-factor authentication on your Fitbit device

  1. Open the Fitbit app on your phone.
  2. If this is the first time using the app since two-factor authentication was released, tap on the Learn more button.
  3. Read through the information, and then tap Let's do it.

  4. If you ignored the initial pop-up, then tap on your profile in the top left corner of the app.
  5. Tap on Account Settings.
  6. Tap on Two Factor Authentication.

  7. Add your phone number.
  8. Enter the verification code sent via SMS.

  9. Type in your password once again.

After you've entered your password, you will see a two-factor authentication recovery code. Take a screenshot and/or write it down in a secure note, or perhaps save it on one of the best password manager apps. Unfortunately, SMS is not the best system for managing two-factor authentication, although many will argue that it's better than nothing.

We're hopeful that Fitbit will provide alternative methods like Google Authenticator or Authy as more secure two-factor authentication methods in the future. However, in the interim, we still think that it's worth protecting your Fitbit account this way. This two-factor authentication system is for your account and thus will work regardless of whether you have a basic old tracker or the newest and best Fitbit device. Some protection is better than none, after all!

Two-factor fashion statement

Now that you know how to set up two-factor authentication for your Fitbit, you might find yourself shopping for a new wearable! Those familiar with Fitbit know the company makes several excellent smartwatches and fitness trackers.

However, none straddle the line between the two quite as beautifully as the Fitbit Luxe. You'll have a variety of health and fitness features as well as a stunning design that keeps you looking fabulous. So whether you're headed to the gym for a workout, or you've got a formal event to attend, your Fitbit Luxe is the perfect on-wrist companion.

Look good, feel good

Fitbit Luxe Fitness and Wellness Tracker with Stress Management

From $149 at Amazon $150 at Best Buy $150 at B&H

Style for miles

The Fitbit Luxe is one of the best-looking wearables we've ever seen, but it goes more than skin deep. It's a capable tracker that can help you achieve your fitness goals.

Source: androidcentral

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