What’s the difference between a picture (image) and a slide?
A slide comprises:
- an image (ie, a photo or picture)
- an optional caption
- the colour of the text background
- whether the image is in ‘portrait’ orientation (ie, tall and narrow).
Image Wallet is a picture gallery or slideshow for your watch! Have up to 50* images of your family, friends, pets, passwords, affirmations (etc) on your wrist.
You can give each picture a caption, and you can customise the text background colour to suit the picture.
Your images can fade from one to the next automatically, and their captions can slide away so nothing messes with your photos.
Image Wallet has numerous options and settings. For example, you can choose how quickly the images change, how long the caption is displayed for, whether the caption should be displayed sideways, and more.
* Capacity depends on available storage space. Versa 3 and Sense should allow up to 100 images.
Cost: $1 USD + tax.
When Image Wallet is first installed, its slideshow consists of one empty slide. Touch Image in Image Wallet's Settings within the Fitbit app on your phone to set a picture for this slide. You can also set a Caption, change the text background colour, etc.
To add more slides (pictures), pause Image Wallet by touching the centre of the watch screen. Then, touch Add New Slide in Image Wallet's Settings. After the new 'Empty Slide' has appeared on your watch, you can set a picture (etc) for it like you did for the first slide.
When you've finished adding slides, unpause Image Wallet by touching the centre of the watch screen.
To manually change the slide to the next or previous one, touch the right or left side of the watch screen.
To display a list of all of your slides, touch the top of the watch screen. You can scroll through the list by swiping (unfortunately, this can be slow). To display a particular slide, touch its entry in the list. To close the list without selecting a slide, press the left side button on your watch.
To pause the slideshow so you can make changes to it, touch the centre of the watch screen. A flashing pause icon will appear. Touch it to resume the slideshow after you’ve finished making your changes.
Touch the bottom of the watch screen to access these options:
To set up Image Wallet with your pictures, and to access other customisation features, use Image Wallet’s Settings. You can find these in the Fitbit app on your phone or tablet (look in Account, Versa/Sense, Clock Faces, My Device, Image Wallet).
When Image Wallet is first installed, its slideshow consists of one empty slide that you can customise (see 'Editing Slides', below). To add additional empty slides, touch Add New Slide. Every time you do this, you'll get a new empty slide that you can customise.
New slides will be added after the slide that’s currently displayed on the watch. Therefore, it’s best to pause the slideshow on the slide before the new one you want to add. To pause, touch the centre of the watch screen. While paused, you can move to the next/previous slide by touching the sides of the watch screen.
Changes will be made to the slide that’s currently displayed on the watch. To avoid accidents, pause the slideshow at the slide you want to change. To pause, touch the centre of the watch screen. While paused, you can move to the next/previous slide by touching the sides of the watch screen. This can be useful when making changes to multiple slides, or to check the order in which the slides will be shown.
When you pause the slideshow, and when you change slides while the slideshow is paused, information about the current slide is sent from the watch to the settings page to make it easier to edit that information. It may take a second or two to appear. Because of technical limitations, the slide’s image is not sent from watch to settings.
In portrait mode, the caption is displayed on the side of the image, instead of across the bottom. Portrait mode is useful for tall narrow images.
Long captions will automatically scroll across the watch’s screen. Due to a watch limitation, this doesn't happen in portrait mode slides.
After making a change (especially a colour change), it can take a few seconds for the watch to catch up. To ensure your changes are applied to the correct slide, wait until the Bluetooth icon (top right of watch screen) stops flashing.
Slide display time. When auto-advance is enabled on the watch, this setting specifies the time for which each slide is displayed.
Caption display time. This setting can be used to automatically hide the caption on each slide after a while. Whenever a new slide is displayed, its caption will be displayed for the selected period before sliding off the screen. To prevent the text from disappearing, select Always. To prevent the text from appearing at all, use the options on the watch (touch the bottom of the screen).
Fade edges. Creates a subtle vignette effect by gradually fading the edges of the image to black.
A slide comprises:
After you touch Add New Slide, you'll get a new 'Empty Slide' on your watch. Touch Image in Settings to pick a picture for this slide.
Pause Image Wallet at the empty slide, then select Delete in Image Wallet’s Settings on your phone.
Look for error messages that appear below the setting you're trying to change. You may need to swipe the Settings page up or down to see them. Such messages will tell you what went wrong and how to fix it.
Very often, the problem will be that Image Wallet wasn't paused. When the slideshow is playing normally, the slides keep changing. In this situation, the watch can't be sure about which slide to change, so it doesn't do anything (and an error message should be shown in Settings). Pause Image Wallet by touching the centre of the watch screen, then try again.
Changes are applied to the slide that's currently displayed on the watch. To avoid mistakes, before making changes, pause the slideshow at the slide to be changed. You can pause by touching the centre of the watch screen. While paused, you can move to the next/previous slide by touching the sides of the watch screen.
After making a change (especially a colour change), it can take a few seconds for the watch to catch up. To ensure your changes are applied to the correct slide, wait until the Bluetooth icon (top right of watch screen) stops flashing. When everything has settled down, you can then edit other sides or resume the slideshow.