FITBIT SET-UP

A critical component of our study is collecting baseline Fitbit and mood data prior to the start of your internship orientation, so we ask that you please follow the instructions below to set up your Fitbit as soon as possible.

Please read all instructions before starting the Fitbit set-up process.

  1. Open the Intern Study app

  2. Go to the “info” tab (bottom right)

  3. Select “Fitbit” and follow the instructions to:

A. CREATE A FITBIT USER ACCOUNT​

As an additional measure to protect your confidentiality, we ask that you do NOT use your real name when registering for the Fitbit account. Instead, please use your assigned ID (located in the instructions you should have received in the mail with your Fitbit).

FIRST NAME: IHS

LAST NAME: [4 Letter Fitbit ID]

If you have an EXISTING Fitbit account, we ask that you create a new account for the purposes of participating in this study.

B. DOWNLOAD THE FITBIT APP FROM THE APP STORE

If you already have the Fitbit app on your phone, please make sure you log out and set up your new Fitbit using your new account. (Go to the “account” screen and scroll down to select “log out”).

C. CONNECT YOUR FITBIT TO THE INTERN+ APP

 

  1. Go back to the Intern Study app Fitbit set-up screen (“info” tab, select “Fitbit”)

  2. Click “connect” to be directed to Fitbit log-in screen

  3. Enter your new Fitbit user account login information

  4. Check "Allow All" or select the following items individually: sleep, Fitbit devices and settings, activity and exercise, heart rate

  5. Click “allow” to grant the Intern Study app access to your Fitbit data​

  6. To confirm that your Fitbit has successfully connected to the Intern Study app, go back into the app “info” screen. If “connected” displays in parentheses after “Fitbit” you’re good to go!

If you have any questions or issues with Fitbit set-up please email the study team at intern_health@med.umich.edu.