What to Do with an Old Fitbit?

If you’re like me, you probably have an old Fitbit lying around that you no longer use since you somehow got converted to the Apple Watch family. Your Fitbit may be old or you might just no longer be interested in tracking your steps and exercises. Whatever the reason, you may be wondering what to do with it. 

You have several options to choose from.

What To Do With Old Fitbits?

If you have an old Fitbit lying around, don’t just throw it away. There are several ways you can repurpose it and get more use out of it. There are several things you can do with that used Fitbit such as:

Sleep Tracker

One of the most popular ways to repurpose an old Fitbit is to use it as a sleep tracker. Even if you have a newer model that tracks sleep, you can use your old Fitbit to compare the data and see how accurate your new tracker is. To use your old Fitbit as a sleep tracker, simply wear it to bed and sync the data in the morning. You can then use the Fitbit app to view your sleep data and see how long you slept, how many times you woke up, and more.

Silent Alarm

Another great way to repurpose an old Fitbit is to use it as a silent alarm. If you don’t like waking up to the sound of an alarm clock, you can set your old Fitbit to vibrate at a certain time to wake you up. To do this, simply set a silent alarm in the Fitbit app and wear your old Fitbit to bed. When it’s time to wake up, your Fitbit will vibrate on your wrist, gently waking you up without disturbing your partner.

Fitness Tracker for Kids

If you have kids who are interested in fitness, you can repurpose your old Fitbit as a fitness tracker for them. Fitbits are a great way to motivate kids to be more active and help them track their progress. Simply reset your old Fitbit to its factory settings, create a new account for your child, and set goals for them to achieve. They can then wear the Fitbit throughout the day to track their steps, active minutes, and more.

Backup Fitness Tracker

Finally, you can always repurpose your old Fitbit as a backup fitness tracker. If your current Fitbit runs out of battery or breaks, you can use your old Fitbit as a backup until you can get a new one. Simply charge up your old Fitbit and wear it until you can get a replacement. This way, you won’t miss out on any of your fitness data while you wait for a new Fitbit to arrive.

That’s it! These are the four main ways to repurpose a Fitbit. Whether you use it as a sleep tracker, silent alarm, fitness tracker for kids, or backup fitness tracker, you can get more use out of your Fitbit and keep it out of the landfill.

Selling Your Old Fitbit

Selling your used Fitbit is a good alternative if repurposing isn’t for you. Here are some tips to make the process as smooth as possible.

  • First, make sure your Fitbit is in good condition and reset to its factory settings. This will ensure that the new owner can start fresh with their own data and settings. You can factory reset your Fitbit in the settings menu.
  • Next, research the current market value of your Fitbit model to determine a fair price. You can check websites like eBay and Amazon to see what similar models are selling for. Keep in mind that prices may vary depending on the condition of your device.
  • When listing your Fitbit for sale, be sure to include clear photos and a detailed description of its condition. This will help potential buyers make an informed decision and feel confident in their purchase.
  • Consider selling your Fitbit on online marketplaces like eBay, Amazon, or Craigslist. These platforms allow you to reach a large audience and set your own price. Just be sure to take the necessary precautions when meeting with potential buyers in person.

Overall, selling your old Fitbit can be a great way to earn some extra cash or upgrade to a newer model. Just be sure to take the necessary steps to stay safe if you’re selling to people in person.


You have several options for disposing of an old Fitbit. It is possible to donate an old Fitbit to a local charity or community center if it is still in good working condition. Many organizations accept electronic devices for donation. And if store credit is acceptable for you, there are still many retailers that have trade-in programs.

In any case, before disposing of your old Fitbit, make sure to reset it to its factory settings and remove any personal information. Good luck, hope this was helpful!

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