Two recent issues with a Fitbit Surge (watch) lead me to write up these two tips
- This issue had arisen when I went to check the status of the fitbit and my Iphone to see what pairing was in place – more about that in a moment. I then realised that I couldnt access the second level menu i.e the one that contains settings. Although I could flick backwards and forwards with the clock and steps completed etc – I couldnt move from the Run screen on the second level. So a reboot was required – how do you do that on the Surge ? Basically you need to press the Home (left hand central button) and the Select (right hand bottom) buttons and hold for 10 to 15 seconds until the screen flashes – Turn off and back on – an lo the second menu works and allows me in to settings
- The reason for going into settings was to check the status of the pairing under bluetooth between the iphone and fitbit. This is because music control of the iphone needs a different type of pairing which is under the option Classic Bluetooth. Its not enough to have the standard pairing which allows communication between the IOS fitbit app and the device – you need the AVCRP bluetooth profile enabled and paired. The steps to do it are here and I now have the control of music on my fitbit while working or jogging.