Restarting Fitbit on the Mac

I seem to have a problem with my Fitbit Ultra and my Mac Air running OS/X 10.8. What happens is the fitbit daemon doesn’t seem to work properly if I suspend the notebook by closing the lid. After awakening, my Fitbit profile never seems to update with the latest data from the device. A solution to this problem is to restart the fitbit daemon. You can use launchctl to stop and restart the daemon, which should mean that your data then gets transferred from the device properly.

sudo launchctl stop com.fitbit.fitbitd
sudo launchctl start com.fitbit.fitbitd

2 Replies to “Restarting Fitbit on the Mac”

  1. Thanks for this! Was pulling my hair out trying to figure out what was wrong since the FitBit software has no GUI. Simple solution is usually the best.

    I did try changing the launchd settings for fitbitd using Lingon, enabling the always-keep-this-running option. We’ll see if that offers a more permanent fix. So far so good, but it’s only been a few hours.

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