How to Setup Incidental Fall Detection For Galaxy Watch 3

Galaxy Watch 3 is a beast, it does well in every department, fitness tracking, attractive and compact design, lots of media features, but so great battery life. The Galaxy Watch 3 features blood oxygen tracking, ECG, and blood pressure monitoring. One other fine activity tracking feature on the Galaxy watch is incidental fall detection. SOS emergency calling has been present on a few Samsung smartwatches like Galaxy watch, Active 2, and Galaxy Watch 3. This feature allows the watch to send a message and call a prechosen number on your contact which can be activated by pressing the home key three times. However, with the addition of incidental fall detection, Galaxy Watch 3 can auto-detect a hard fall and will send SOS messages and calls to a preset contact. This post shows you how to setup incidental fall detection on Galaxy Watch 3.

Setup Incidental Fall Detection on Galaxy Watch 3

  1. Step 1: Open the Galaxy Wearable app and go to the section that says SOS.
  2. Step 2: Next, choose the contacts that you want the watch to call when it detects a hard fall. Also choose the contact you want the watch to make an SOS call to.
  3. Step 3: Furthermore, toggle on “Send SOSes” and Detect falls.
  4. SOS and Fall detection features

That’s it when the Galaxy Watch 3 detects a hard fall, it will send an SOS message and as well make a call to the preset number. Meanwhile, you can always press the home key three times to send SOS calls and messages to the preset contacts.

How to Install and Delete Apps on Fitbit Versa 3

how to install and delete apps on Fitbit Versa 3

Fitbit Versa 3 has got lots of great features, and most of these features are contained in its apps. Some of these apps include; settings, stress, weather, Fitbit pay wallet app, Find my phone, Spotify, Alexa, and other apps. To install apps on Versa 3, it will require you to use the Fitbit app which you used in setting up the Fitbit Versa 3. In this post, I’m going to walk you through how to install and delete apps on Fitbit Versa 3 in the steps below.

How to Install and Delete Apps on Versa 3

  1. Step 1: Launch the Fitbit app on your iPad, Android or iOS device, this will take you to Fitbit today’s screen.
  2. Step 2: Tap on the profile picture icon at the upper left corner of the screen, and tap on Versa 3 from the list of connected device below the screen
  3. Step 3: From the Versa 3 interface, tap on Apps to manage apps on your Versa 3.
  4. Step 4: You will see two sections; “My apps and All Apps”. My Apps are app already installed on your Versa 3. Some of which are defaults and cannot be uninstalled.
  5. Step 5. Tap on “All Apps” to see lists of available apps on the store. To install an app, search for the app name and tap on install to install the app on your Versa 3. With this, the app with be installed and appear on your smartwatch.
  6. How to uninstall Apps on Versa 3

  7. Step 6: Go back to my apps to manage apps.
  8. Step 7: Tap on the app you want to remove on your Versa 3 and then tap on “Uninstall” and the app will be uninstalled.

How to Setup Alexa Voice Assistant for Fitbit Versa 3

Versa 3 is Fitbit’s latest smartwatch which is parked with lots of amazing features. One of these features is the ability to connect your Fitbit and Amazon Alexa account so that you can have access to Alexa on your Fitbit Versa 3. When you link Alexa to your Fitbit Versa 3 you will have the ability to use Alexa to ask questions, set an alarm, check the weather, and so on. Also, note that connecting your Fitbit Versa 3 to your Alexa account might take a few minutes. This post will show you how to set up Alexa voice assistant for Fitbit Versa 3 in simple steps.

How to Setup Alexa on Fitbit Versa 3

Follow the below steps to set up Amazon Alexa’s voice assistant on your Versa 3.

  • Step 1: Open the Fitbit app on your Android or iOS smartphone and log in, this will take you to Fitbit today’s screen.
  • Step 2: Tap on the profile icon at the upper left corner of the screen.
  • Step 3: Tap on Fitbit Versa 3 from the list of connected devices, this will take you to the Versa 3 interface.
  • Step 4: Tap Amazon Alexa from the Versa 3 interface. The Amazon Alexa screen will be displayed.
  • Step 5: Tap “Login with Amazon” below the screen. A dialogue box will then appear on the screen notifying you that the Fitbit app wants to open Amazon, If you’re not registered with Amazon, you’ll need to that, then login to continue.
  • Step 6: Tap on “Get started” at the bottom of the screen. An Amazon consent screen will open. Review the Amazon consent screen, and if you agree, then tap “Allow” below the screen if you want to continue.
  • Step 7: The next screen asks if you want to share your current location with Amazon for better responses. Choose between “Use Location” or “Not Now” below the screen depending on your preference.
  • Step 7. The Alexa option for Fitbit screen appears, asking you to choose what data you would like to give Alexa access to. Make your selections, and tap “Allow”. The connected screen appears, informing you that you have successfully connected your Fitbit Versa 3 to your Amazon Alexa account.

Alexa successfully connected

If you wish and to make it easier to access Alexa on Versa 3, you need to assign a shortcut to the haptic button on Versa 3. There are two types of shortcuts that you can assign to the haptic button; a long-press shortcut and a double press shortcut. Both shortcuts can be configured from the Settings app on Versa 3.

Assign Alexa Voice Assistant Shortcut to Versa 3

Follow the steps below to assign Alexa as a shortcut to the haptic button on Versa 3.

  1. Swipe from left to right from Fitbit Versa 3 homescreen until you see the settings app, and then tap on it.
  2. Scroll to the shortcut session, and tap on it.
  3. You should see “Press and Hold”, tap on it to change the features it controls, stop when it says, Alexa. With this, whenever you hold down the left button on your versa 3 for a couple of seconds “Alexa” will pop up on your smartwatch screen for you to engage with.
  4. Secondly, you can also assign Alexa to the favorite apps shortcut which is just below the long-press shortcut. Find “Double Press” and add Alexa as one of your favorite apps. Once set, when you double press the haptic button, you should see Alexa on the favorite apps list.

How to Change/Swap Fitbit Versa 3 Band

How to change Versa 3 band

Unlike the Fitbit Versa 2 where it is difficult and frustrating to change its straps, the new Fitbit Versa 3 band is very much easier to swap. In this post, I will show you how to change the Versa 3 straps/band.

How to change the Fitbit Versa 3 band

To change the band, follow the steps below.

  1. Step 1; Turn the watch upside down; you will a see bottom-like hook close to the band.
  2. Step 2; Pull the hook up towards the band and then;
  3. Step 3; Pull out the band.

To insert the band; Just snap it into place and you will hear it snap. That’s how you can change the Versa 3 band.

How to Reset Fitbit Versa 3 – Hard and Soft Reset

how to reset Fitbit Versa 3

The Versa 3 which succeeds the Versa 2 can be oftentimes unresponsive or you might be experiencing a glitch, its best to restart it and if that doesn’t work, you might need to do a factory reset. In this post, I’m going to show you how to restart, reset, and to shutdown your Fitbit Versa 3.

How to Restart Fitbit Versa 3

To restart your Versa 3, simply follow the steps below.

  1. Step 1: Press and hold down the haptic button by the side for 10 seconds.
  2. Step 2: Release your finger only when the Fitbit logo appears.

You will have to wait for a couple of seconds for your device to fully reboot.

How to Factory Reset Fitbit Versa 3

Now to do a factory reset on your Fitbit Versa 3 you will need to;

  1. Step 1: Swipe left through your list of apps to find the settings app.
  2. Step 2: Tap on the settings app; the settings menu will then appear.
  3. Step 3: Scroll all the way down till you see “About Versa 3”.
  4. Step 4: Tap on About Versa 3, just below it, you can see “shutdown”. Shutdown if that’s what you want to do, otherwise proceed to the next step.
  5. Step 4: Scroll down till you find “Factory reset”, tap on it to reset the Versa 3. A warning notification will then appear to confirm factory reset will clear all your personal data and can’t be undone. Tap on yes to proceed to factory reset.

How to Setup Fitbit Versa 3 – Setup Guide

How to Setup Fitbit Versa 3

Just like other Fitbit smartwatches, the Fitbit app which is compatible with both Android and iOS smartphones is the companion app for Fitbit Versa 3. You need to setup Versa 3 with the Fitbit app to be able to install apps, watch faces, manage notifications, and share data with your phone. It requires iPhones running on iOS 12.2 or higher and smartphones running on Android 7.0 or higher. In this post, I’m going to show you how to setup Fitbit Versa 3 to work with a compatible smartphone. For this guide, I’m using an Android smartphone, but this setup process is very similar to using an iPhone.

How to Setup Fitbit Versa 3 to Work With Your Phone

To setup Fitbit Versa 3 to work with your phone, you need first install the Fitbit App. Search and download the Fitbit app on your Google Playstore or iOS store. Once done, follow the steps below to continue.

  1. Step 1: Open the Fitbit app and create an account if you are new. And if you already have a Fitbit account, go ahead and log in. Fitbit today’s screen will appear upon successful login.
  2. Step 2: Tap on the profile icon at the upper left corner of the screen, this will take you to the profile menu, find the Versa 3 from the list of available Fitbit devices and tap on it.
  3. Step 3: Tap on set up to start the setup process.
  4. Step 4: Go through the Fitbit privacy policy and tap on accept if you agree to continue.
  5. Step 5: The app will require you to connect the charger, connect the magnetic charging dock to the Versa 3 until it snaps into place. To do this make sure the cord of the charger is directly opposite to the capacitive button.
  6. Step 6: The Fitbit app will have to find the Versa 3, if found, a code will appear on the Versa 3, enter it on your smartphone to pair the two.
  7. Step 7: The Fitbit app will require you to set up WiFi with Versa 3 to enable faster downloading and installation of the latest firmware. You can skip this process, but it will be slower if you download updates via Bluetooth. The Fitbit app will find your WiFi network, enter a password if protected to connect to the Versa 3.
  8. Step 8: Fitbit app will begin downloading and installing the latest firmware to Versa 3. This can take up to 10 minutes or more depending on the speed of your internet connectivity. Once this is done, you should see Versa 3 has been successfully updated on your phone.
  9. You have finished setting up the Versa 3 to work with the Fitbit app on your phone. Next, the app will walk you through on how to use the Fitbit Versa 3.