Table of Contents
Getting Started ...................................................................................................................... 1
What’s included ...................................................................................................................... 1
Before you begin................................................................................................................... 2
Setting up Fitbit Zip on a computer............................................................................... 3
Mac & PC Requirements ..................................................................................................... 3
Installing Fitbit Connect on a computer ....................................................................... 3
Installing Fitbit Connect on your Mac ........................................................................ 3
Installing Fitbit Connect on your PC .......................................................................... 3
Pairing to a computer.......................................................................................................... 4
Wireless Sync to a computer ............................................................................................ 5
Setting up Fitbit Zip on a mobile device ...................................................................... 6
Mobile device requirements .............................................................................................. 6
Before you begin ............................................................................................................... 6
Pairing to an iOS device ..................................................................................................... 6
Syncing to an iOS device ................................................................................................... 7
Background Sync .............................................................................................................. 7
Force Sync ........................................................................................................................... 7
Pairing to an Android device ............................................................................................ 8
Syncing to an Android device .......................................................................................... 8
Force Sync ........................................................................................................................... 9
Background Sync .............................................................................................................. 9
Using Fitbit Zip ................................................................................................................... 10
What Fitbit Zip tracks ....................................................................................................... 10
When Zip goes to sleep ................................................................................................ 10
Wearing your Zip ................................................................................................................ 10
Using your Zip in wet conditions ............................................................................... 10
Battery life ............................................................................................................................. 10
Memory .................................................................................................................................... 11
General Zip Information .................................................................................................... 12
Environmental Conditions .............................................................................................12
Size and Weight ...............................................................................................................12
Your Fitbit.com Dashboard ............................................................................................. 13
Browser Requirements...................................................................................................... 13
Using your Dashboard....................................................................................................... 13
Understanding the Dashboard ................................................................................... 13
Logging Food, and Activities...................................................................................... 13
Device Info Preview........................................................................................................ 14
Managing your Zip from Fitbit.com .......................................................................... 14
Updating Fitbit Zip ............................................................................................................. 15
Updating Zip on a computer .......................................................................................... 15
Updating Zip on an iOS device ...................................................................................... 15
Updating Zip on an Android device ............................................................................. 15
Help ......................................................................................................................................... 17
Return policy and warranty ............................................................................................. 18
Regulatory and Safety Notices .......................................................................................19
USA: Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Statement .......................... 19
Canada: Industry Canada (IC) Statement ................................................................. 20
EU (European Union):.........................................................................................................21
Other: .......................................................................................................................................21
Safety Statement .................................................................................................................21
Important Safety Instructions ..........................................................................................21
Built-in Battery Precautions ............................................................................................22
Disposal and Recycling Information.............................................................................22
Getting Started
What’s included
Your Fitbit Zip Wireless Activity Tracker includes:
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Fitbit Zip Wireless Activity Tracker
Clip
Battery Door Tool
Wireless Sync Dongle
3V coin battery, CR2025
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Before you begin
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Remove your Zip from its packaging and then use the battery door tool to
unlock the battery door. Insert the tool into the slot on the back of the unit,
and turn the door counterclockwise to remove it.
2. Once the door has been removed, insert the provided battery into the back of
the unit, with the “+” sign facing up. The battery will rest in the center of the
compartment.
3. Once the battery is in place, align the arrow on the battery door with the
‘unlock’ icon on your Zip to put the battery door in place. Use the battery door
tool to ‘lock’ the battery door by turning it clockwise until the arrow on the
door lines up with the ‘lock’ icon.
4. Once the display comes on, you will be ready to proceed with setup. The
device version of your Zip will appear on the display, followed by a series of
smiley faces, which are used to represent your activity level. The display will
remain on for 30 minutes after inserting the battery.
5. Take the Wireless Sync Dongle from the box and plug it into a USB port on
your computer.
6. You are now ready to install Fitbit Connect.
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Setting up Fitbit Zip on a computer
Mac & PC Requirements
Software
Mac OS 10.5 or later
Internet Connection
Hardware
USB port
Software
Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8
Internet Connection
Hardware
USB port
Installing Fitbit Connect on a computer
The free Fitbit Connect software allows your Zip to sync stored data to your
Fitbit.com Dashboard.
Installing Fitbit Connect on your Mac
1. Go to the download page at http://www.fitbit.com/start/zip
2. Verify that Mac is highlighted and click the Download button.
3. Go to your downloads folder and double-click the .dmg file.
NOTE: If the file does not appear on your desktop, search for “Fitbit Connect”
using the Spotlight search feature.
4. Double-clicking the Fitbit Connect installation package.
5. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete setup.
Installing Fitbit Connect on your PC
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Go to the download page at http://www.fitbit.com/start/zip.
Verify that PC is highlighted and click the Download button.
Go to your downloads folder and double-click the Fitbit Connect .exe file.
Choose your language and follow the on-screen instructions.
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Pairing to a computer
Once Fitbit Connect is installed on your computer, you can begin the process to pair
your Zip to Fitbit.com.
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From the Menu Bar of your Mac, click the Fitbit Connect icon and choose
Open Main Menu.
2. From the main menu, select Set Up a New Fitbit Device.
3. Account Setup:
a. Select New to Fitbit if you don’t already have a Fitbit.com account.
b. Select Existing User to log into your existing Fitbit.com account.
NOTE: You can only have one Fitbit tracker paired to an account at any
given time.
If you currently have another Fitbit tracker linked to your account
and plan to continue using it, choose Don’t Replace to continue
setup using a different email address.
If you’d like to use your Zip with your existing account, choose
Replace Tracker, remove your other tracker, and replace it with
your Zip.
4. Enter or confirm your personal details and click Next. This information
personalizes your Fitbit experience and improves the accuracy of your calorie
burn and distance data. You can adjust your privacy settings on the Fitbit
website to control what information is shared with others.
5. Choose Zip as the device you’re setting up.
6. Plug the Wireless Sync Dongle into an available USB port and click Next
7. Fitbit Connect will now search for your Zip. Once your Zip has been
discovered, you will be prompted to enter the 4 digit pairing number
displayed on your Zip's screen. The pairing number will display with the radio
icon and begin with a 0. It may take up to 30 seconds for this number to
appear.
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If the number does not display, click I don’t see a number. You will then be
prompted to:
• Make sure the battery is inserted and your Zip screen is on.
• Move any nearby trackers away from the Wireless Sync Dongle.
• Make sure that your Zip is removed from the clip case.
NOTE: If you experience trouble setting up your Zip, you can get support at
http://help.fitbit.com.
8. After you enter the number displayed on the screen of your Zip, it will be
linked to your Fitbit account.
9. Once your Zip has been linked with your Fitbit.com account, you will see an
“All Set” screen, which will allow you to click through to Fitbit.com, where you
can access all of the information synced from your Zip to your account.
Wireless Sync to a computer
Fitbit Connect must be installed and your Wireless Sync Dongle plugged into your
computer for your tracker to sync to Fitbit.com.
Syncing occurs every 15 minutes when your Zip has new data and is within 20 feet of
a plugged-in Wireless Sync Dongle.
You can force sync your Zip by clicking on the Fitbit Connect icon, which is located
by the time and date on your computer. Select Sync Now to start the force sync.
NOTE: If you experience any trouble syncing your tracker with your computer, you
can visit http://help.fitbit.com for help.
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Setting up Fitbit Zip on a mobile device
Mobile device requirements
The Fitbit Zip is capable of setting up and syncing with mobile devices that support
Bluetooth 4.0 technology.
To see if your mobile device is compatible with your Zip, visit
http://www.fitbit.com/devices.
NOTE: If your device is not compatible to sync via Bluetooth, you can still use the
Fitbit App to view your data and track your progress.
Before you begin
Before you set up your Zip on a mobile device, you’ll need to:
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Download and install the Fitbit App from the App Store (iOS) or Google Play
Store (Android).
If you already have the Fitbit App installed, make sure you have the latest
version.
Enable Bluetooth on your mobile device.
Pairing to an iOS device
Your Zip must be paired directly through the Fitbit App, and not through your iOS
device’s Bluetooth preferences.
1. Open the Fitbit App.
2. Account Setup:
a. Select Log in to log into your existing Fitbit.com account.
b. Select Get started if you don’t already have a Fitbit.com account.
Note: You can only have one Fitbit tracker paired to an account at any
given time.
If you currently have another Fitbit tracker linked to your account
and plan to continue using it, choose Don’t Replace to continue
setup using a different email address.
If you’d like to use your Zip with your existing account, choose
Replace Tracker, remove your other tracker, and replace it with
your Zip.
3. Enter your personal details and select Next. This information personalizes your
Fitbit experience and improves the accuracy of your calorie burn and distance
data. You can adjust your privacy settings on the Fitbit website to control
what information is shared with others.
4. Enter the email address for your Fitbit.com and your password.
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5. Tap Set up Now.
6. Choose Zip.
7. Be sure that the battery has been inserted in your Zip. Make sure that your Zip
is awake by giving it a tap. Move your tracker close to your mobile device, and
then tap Start to begin searching for your Zip.
8. Once the Fitbit App shows the message “You’re all set!” you can tap Next to
continue.
9. Tap Done to complete setup. You can now use the Fitbit App to start tracking
your progress with Zip.
Syncing to an iOS device
Your Zip can sync directly to supported iOS devices via Bluetooth. To see if your iOS
device is compatible with Zip, see http://www.fitbit.com/devices.
NOTE: Bluetooth must be enabled both in the iOS device Settings, as well as within
the Fitbit App. You can turn Bluetooth on in the Fitbit app by tapping More,
then Devices, and switching Bluetooth to On.
Syncing occurs automatically every time you open the Fitbit App on your iOS device.
Background Sync
The Fitbit App also supports Background Sync. This setting allows your Zip to sync
with your iOS device even when you don't have the Fitbit app open.
NOTE: Background Sync will only operate when your iOS device’s screen is turned
on. If your iOS device’s screen is off, your Zip will not sync in the background
until you wake your iOS device from sleep.
Force Sync
You can also Force Sync your Zip through the Devices menu if you want to get the
latest data synced.
To Force Sync your Zip:
1. Open the Fitbit App.
2. Tap More.
3. Tap Devices.
NOTE: Make sure Use Bluetooth is set to On.
4. Tap Zip.
5. Tap the Force Sync icon.
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Pairing to an Android device
Your Zip must be paired directly through the Fitbit App, and not through your
Android device’s Bluetooth preferences.
1. Open the Fitbit App.
2. Account Setup:
a. Select Get started if you don’t already have a Fitbit.com account.
b. Select Log in to log into your existing Fitbit.com account.
NOTE: You can only have one Fitbit tracker paired to an account at any
given time.
If you currently have another Fitbit tracker linked to your account
and plan to continue using it, choose Don’t Replace to continue
setup using a different email address.
If you’d like to use your Zip on your existing account, choose
Replace Tracker to remove your other tracker, and replace it with
your Zip.
3. Enter your personal details and select Next. This information personalizes your
Fitbit experience and improves the accuracy of your calorie burn and distance
data. You can adjust your privacy settings on the Fitbit website to control
what information is shared with others.
4. Enter the email address for your Fitbit.com and your password.
5. Tap the menu button on your Android device.
6. Tap Devices Settings.
NOTE: Make sure Bluetooth is set to On.
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Tap Set up New Device to begin.
Choose Zip.
Tap Start to begin searching for your Zip.
Once your tracker has been found, a 4 digit pairing number will appear on
your tracker. Enter those numbers into your mobile device and tap Next.
11. Once the Fitbit App shows the message “You’re all set!”, you can tap Next to
continue.
NOTE: If you continue to experience trouble pairing your Zip, you can get
support for this and other questions at http://help.fitbit.com.
12. Tap Done to complete setup. You can now use the Fitbit App to start tracking.
Syncing to an Android device
Your Zip can sync directly to supported Android devices via Bluetooth 4.0. To see if
your Android device is compatible with your Zip, visit http://www.fitbit.com/devices.
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NOTE: Bluetooth must be enabled both in the Android device Settings, as well as
within the Fitbit App. You can turn Bluetooth on in the Fitbit app by tapping
the menu button, then Devices, and checking the Use Bluetooth box.
Syncing occurs automatically when you open the Fitbit App on your Android device.
Force Sync
You can also Force Sync your Zip through the Device Settings to get your tracker’s
latest data synced to your Android device
To Force Sync your Zip:
1. Open the Fitbit App.
2. Tap the menu button.
3. Tap Device Settings.
NOTE: Make sure Use Bluetooth is checked.
4. Tap Zip.
5. Tap the Force Sync icon.
Background Sync
The Fitbit App also supports Background Sync. This setting allows your Zip to sync
with your Android device while the Fitbit app is in the background, or minimized.
NOTE: Background Sync will only operate when your Android device’s screen is
turned on. If your Android device’s screen is off, your Zip will not sync in the
background until you wake your Android device from sleep.
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Using Fitbit Zip
What Fitbit Zip tracks
Zip’s display will show you the following:
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Steps taken
Calories burned
Distance traveled
A clock
The Fitbit Smiley, which
highlights your recent activity level.
When Zip goes to sleep
To conserve battery life, your Zip sleeps during periods of inactivity. Zip will go to
sleep after approximately 20 seconds if no steps are recorded. Once your Zip is
asleep, its display will remain off until moved.
Wearing your Zip
Zip is most accurate when worn on or very close to the body. Ideal places to wear
your Zip include: a shirt pocket, bra, pants pocket, belt or waistband. Try out a few
different locations to see what is most comfortable and secure for you.
A clip designed to keep your tracker clipped to your clothing is provided with your
Zip package.
Using your Zip in wet conditions
The Zip is sweat, rain, and splash resistant, but not waterproof. It is not intended to
be worn swimming.
Battery life
Your Zip runs on a replaceable 3V coin battery, CR2025. With normal use, your Zip’s
battery should last approximately 4-6 months.
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A battery icon will appear on your Zip display when the battery has drained to 25%.
A flashing battery icon indicates that your Zip is very close to being drained. Data
could be lost if your Zip is not synced before replacing the battery.
If your Zip battery drains, purchase a new 3V coin battery, CR2025. Use the provided
battery door tool to unlock the battery door compartment, located on the back of
the Zip.
You can check your battery’s level by logging into your Dashboard and clicking on
your Photo and Name. The battery level recorded during your most recent sync will
be listed to the right of the picture of your Zip.
Memory
Your Zip stores minute-by-minute data for 7 days. After a week, that data is
converted to a daily total, which is stored for an additional 23 days.
When you sync your Zip, its data is uploaded to your Fitbit.com Dashboard, and
securely stored on Fitbit’s servers. As long as you sync your Zip within thirty days of
activity, you will be able to transmit that data to your Fitbit.com Dashboard.
NOTE: Every night at midnight, your Zip will reset itself. This means your goal
progress and daily data will begin at zero again. This does not delete the data
stored on your tracker. That data will be uploaded to your Fitbit.com
Dashboard the next time you sync your Zip.
The time this reset occurs is based on the Time Zone set on your Fitbit.com
profile.
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General Zip Information
Environmental Conditions
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Zip is not waterproof. It should not be worn while swimming. Zip is splash, rain
and sweat proof.
Operating temperature: 32° to 104° F (0° to 40° C)
Non-operating temperature: -0° to 130° F (-17.7° to 54.4° C)
Relative Humidity: The device should not be submerged in more than 1 meter
of water for any amount of time.
Maximum operating altitude: 30,000 feet (9,144 m)
Non-operating temperature: -0° to 130° F (-17.7° to 54.4° C)
Size and Weight
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Height: 1.5 inches (35.6 mm)
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Width: 1.1 inches (28.9 mm)
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Depth: 0.38 inch (9.6 mm)
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Weight: 0.282 (0.018 lb., 8 grams)
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Your Fitbit.com Dashboard
Browser Requirements
Browser
Mac Version
Windows Version
Apple Safari
5.0.5 and higher
Not Supported
Google Chrome
12 and higher
12 and higher
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Not Supported
8 and higher
Mozilla Firefox
3.6.18 and higher
3.6.18 and higher
Using your Dashboard
Fitbit provides you with a free online tool to help track, manage, and evaluate your
fitness progress.
Understanding the Dashboard
Your Dashboard is the where you will be taken when you log into your Fitbit account.
It will show you an overview of your progress towards goals, allow you to edit your
goals, and view your historical data.
Logging Food, and Activities
From your Dashboard, you can launch individual log pages to keep track of your
Food, Activities, and other custom trackers.
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Device Info Preview
When you click on the gear icon in the upper right corner of your Dashboard, you will
be shown information about the time of your tracker’s last sync, battery level and
upcoming alarms.
Managing your Zip from Fitbit.com
You can also manage your Zip from Fitbit.com by clicking on your Profile Picture and
Name in the top right corner and then selecting Settings.
The Personal Settings screen allows you to change your Time Zone. This will impact
when your tracker data resets, because your tracker will reset at midnight based on
the time zone your tracker is set to.
The Device Settings area allows you to monitor:
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The date and time of your last sync.
Battery level of your Zip at the time of its last sync.
The firmware version running on your device.
Your display settings. You can turn screens on and off here.
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Updating Fitbit Zip
Fitbit may release updates for your Zip, which will be available for free from Fitbit
Connect on your computer, or from within the App on your mobile device.
New feature enhancements and product improvements are made through updates.
Updating Zip on a computer
You can update your Zip using a Mac or PC using Fitbit Connect.
To update using this method:
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Make sure your Wireless Sync Dongle is plugged into your computer.
Click the Fitbit Connect icon near the time on your computer.
Select Open Main Menu, sand then select Check for device update.
Log in to your account using your Fitbit.com credentials.
Tap your Zip a few times to wake it up. Fitbit Connect will begin to look for
your Zip.
6. If an update has been found for your Zip, Fitbit Connect will display a progress
bar indicating that the update is in progress. Keep your Zip close to your
computer while it updates.
7. When Fitbit Connect shows you a confirmation screen that says, “Update
complete”, your Zip will have the newest updates and you can proceed as
usual.
Updating Zip on an iOS device
Updating your tracker will fix bugs and add new features that have been added to
the Fitbit Zip.
1. From the Fitbit app, go to More > Devices > Zip
2. If a device update is available, you will see the option to update.
If your tracker is already up to date, “Update Fitbit Zip” will not be an option
on your mobile device.
3. Tap your Zip to wake it up. Fitbit Connect will now look for your Zip.
4. If an update has been found for your Zip, Keep your Zip close to your iOS
device while it updates.
5. When the Fitbit app shows you a confirmation screen that says, “Update
complete”, your Zip will have the newest updates and you can proceed as
usual.
Updating Zip on an Android device
Updating your tracker will fix bugs and add new features that have been added to
the Fitbit Zip.
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From the Fitbit app, go to Menu button > Device Settings > Zip. If a device
update is available, you will see the option to update.
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2. Bring your tracker near your mobile device and tap “Update Fitbit Zip”, then
“Next”.
3. Once your tracker has been located, your update will continue.
NOTE: You may need to wake up your Zip with a few taps to make it easier to locate.
4. When your Fitbit Zip is up to date, a “You’re all set!” screen will appear on
your mobile device and your tracker will restart.
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Help
Troubleshooting and assistance for your Fitbit Zip tracker can be found at
http://help.fitbit.com.
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Return policy and warranty
Warranty information and the Fitbit.com Store Return Policy can be found online at
http://www.fitbit.com/returns.
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Regulatory and Safety Notices
Model Name: FB301
USA: Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
Statement
This device complies with FCC part 15 FCC Rules.
Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
1. This device may not cause harmful interference and
2. This device must accept any interference, including interference that may
cause undesired operation of the device.
FCC Warning
Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for
compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
Note: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class
B digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to
provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential
installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy
and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful
interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that
interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause
harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by
turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the
interference by one or more of the following measures:
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Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which
the receiver is connected.
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
This device meets the FCC and IC requirements for RF exposure in public or
uncontrolled environments.
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Canada: Industry Canada (IC) Statement
IC Notice to Users English/French in accordance with RSS GEN Issue 3:
This device complies with Industry Canada license exempt RSS standard(s).
Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
1. this device may not cause interference, and
2. this device must accept any interference, including interference that may
cause undesired operation of the device.
Cet appareil est conforme avec Industrie Canada RSS standard exempts de licence
(s). Son utilisation est soumise à Les deux conditions suivantes:
1. cet appareil ne peut pas provoquer d’interférences et
2. cet appareil doit accepter Toute interférence, y compris les interférences qui
peuvent causer un mauvais fonctionnement du dispositive
This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
Cet appareil numérique de la classe B est conforme à la norme NMB-003 du Canada.
FCC ID
XRAFB301
IC ID
8542A-FB301
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EU (European Union):
Declaration of Conformity with Regard to the EU Directive 1999/5/EC
Fitbit Inc. is authorized to apply the CE Mark on Zip, Model FB301, thereby declaring
conformity to the essential requirements and other relevant provisions of Directive
1999/5/EC.
Compliant with the standard R&TTE 99/CE/05
Conforme à la norme R&TTE 99/CE/05
Other:
N300321
Safety Statement
This equipment has been tested to comply with safety certification in accordance
with the specifications of EN Standard: EN60950-1:2006 + A12: 2011.
The complete Declaration of Conformity can be found at www.fitbit.com/zip/specs
Important Safety Instructions
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Read these instructions.
Keep these instructions.
Heed all warnings
Follow all instructions
Do not attempt to open the tracker. Substances contained in this product
and/or its battery may damage the environment and/or human health if
handled and disposed of improperly.
Do not tamper with your Zip.
Do not use abrasive cleaners to clean your Zip.
Do not place your Zip in a Dishwasher, Washing Machine or Dryer.
Do not expose your Zip to extremely high or low temperatures.
Do not use your Zip in a sauna or steam room.
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Do not leave your Zip in direct sunlight for an extended period of time.
Do not leave your Zip near open flames.
Do not dispose of your Zip in a fire. The battery could explode.
Do not attempt to disassemble your Zip, it does not contain serviceable
components.
Never allow children to play with the Zip; the small components may be a
choking hazard!
Built-in Battery Precautions
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Change the battery in accordance with the instructions supplied with this
guide.
For the most up-to-date Safety and Regulatory Information, please visit the product
specific section at help.fitbit.com
Disposal and Recycling Information
The symbol on the product or its packaging signifies that this product has to be
disposed separately from ordinary household wastes at its end of life. Please kindly
be aware that this is your responsibility to dispose electronic equipment at recycling
centers so as to help conserve natural resources. Each country in the European Union
should have its collection centers for electrical and electronic equipment recycling.
For information about your recycling drop off point, please contact your local related
electrical and electronic equipment waste management authority or the retailer
where you bought the product.
Le symbole sur le produit ou sur son emballage signifie que ce produit à la fin de sa
vie doit être recyclé séparément des déchets ménagers ordinaires. Notez que ceci
est votre responsabilité d'éliminer les équipements électroniques à des centres de
recyclage afin d'aider à préserver les ressources naturelles. Chaque pays de l'Union
européenne a ses centres de collecte et de recyclage pour le recyclage des
équipements électriques et électroniques. Pour plus d'informations ou trouver un
centre de recyclage, contactez votre commune ou le magasin où vous avez acheté le
produit.
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Do not dispose of the Zip with household waste.
Batteries are not to be disposed of in municipal waste stream and require
separate collection.
Disposal of the packaging and your Zip should be done in accordance with
local regulations.
Please recycle!
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For additional information on disposal and recycling, including contact details of a
distributor in your region, please visit http://help.fitbit.com
Pour plus amples renseignements sur le recyclage, y compris les coordonnees d'un
distributeur dans votre region, visitez http://help.fitbit.com
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