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Should I remove Fitbit Connect?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,329
United States Rank #668
Reach 0.5148%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 23.68 days
698.57 days >
Average installed length: 367.05 days


VersionDistribution 0.02% 0.04% 0.17% 0.03% 0.41% 1.69% 11.11% 8.16% 3.17% 5.40% 18.15% 0.01% 0.23% 2.13% 19.70% 9.15% 3.94% 0.28% 13.18% 2.76% 0.24% 0.03% 0.02%

Fitbit Connect

What is Fitbit Connect?  (from Fitbit)

Fitbit’s set up software will enable your scale to connect and sync on your home’s wireless network. You will use this software anytime you move or need to change your scale’s Wi-Fi network in the future. Your tracker will wirelessly send your activity information to Fitbit.com where you can see your progress over time...  Read more


Fitbit Connect is a program developed by Fitbit. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The programs's main executable is fitbit connect.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 1.41 MB of memory. It also adds an icon to the Windows notifications area in order to provide access to the program. The software installer includes 16 files and is usually about 4.01 MB (4,209,336 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 82% of users of Fitbit Connect come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.fitbit.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\fitbit connect
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Fitbit Connect\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 4.01 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Fitbit Connect

Program executable:fitbit connect.exe
Name:Fitbit Connect
Fitbit Connect Desktop Client
Signed by:Fitbit
Path:C:\Program Files\fitbit connect\fitbit connect.exe
Taskbar:Displays an icon in the notification area
Additional files:
  • fitbitconnectservice.exe - Fitbit Connect (Fitbit Connect Service)
  • uninstall.exe
  • libcef.dll - Chromium Embedded Framework (CEF) Dynamic Link Library
  • libeay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/) - The OpenSSL Toolkit (OpenSSL Shared Library)
  • winsparkle.dll (by winsparkle.org) - WinSparkle (WinSparkle updater)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • fitbit connect.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{1C3DE76A-BD7A-4BDC-853D-EA95CC533E33}' (runs on registration).
  • fitbitconnectservice.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{BB21EBA6-500B-4A27-915C-570EC52EC1DE}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • fitbit connect.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named 2.
  • fitbitconnectservice.exe runs as a service named 'Fitbit Connect Service' (Fitbit Connect) "Uploads your Fitbit's data to Fitbit.com in the background".
Startup File (User Run)
  • fitbit connect.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Fitbit Connect' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Fitbit Connect\Fitbit Connect.exe" /autorun.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • fitbit connect.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Fitbit Connect' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Fitbit Connect\Fitbit Connect.exe" /autorun.
Network connections
  • FitbitConnectService.exe connects to ( port 80).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

fitbit connect.exe
Memory:1.41 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0003947981%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00032756%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00006723%
0.015104% average
70 average
I/O reads/min:24 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:0 Bytes
105.02 KB average
Memory:3.17 MB
Total CPU:0.0000302881%
Kernel CPU:0.00001820%
User CPU:0.00001208%

How do I remove Fitbit Connect?

You can uninstall Fitbit Connect from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Fitbit Connect, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Fitbit Connect.

Win 7 (SP1) 50%
Win 7 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 50.49%
Windows 10 44.22%
Windows Vista 4.11%
Windows XP 1.19%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 34.44%
Windows 10 Home 16.28%
Windows 8.1 15.36%
Windows 7 Professional 10.30%
Windows 7 Ultimate 4.39%
Windows 10 Pro 3.90%

Distribution by countryGeography

82.46% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 82.46%
  Canada 3.46%
  United Kingdom 3.10%
  Australia 2.78%
  Germany 1.42%
  France 1.28%
  Italy 0.75%
  Norway 0.33%
  Spain 0.33%
  New Zealand 0.29%
  Switzerland 0.28%
  Netherlands 0.25%
  Sweden 0.24%
  Belgium 0.20%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 31.20%
Dell 28.71%
Toshiba 10.48%
Acer 9.51%
ASUS 8.44%
Lenovo 4.85%
Samsung 2.52%
Intel 0.87%
Alienware 0.58%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.01%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.90%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.62%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 3.26%
ASUS All Series 2.97%
Dell XPS 8300 2.46%


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