How to Change the Time on a Fitbit

Keeping Your Fitbit on Time: A Guide to Changing the Display

Fitbits are fantastic companions for tracking your fitness goals, but sometimes their time might not match your phone or local time zone. Here’s how to ensure your Fitbit displays the correct time:

The Fitbit App is Your Key:

You can’t directly change the time on your Fitbit device itself. Instead, you’ll need to use the Fitbit app on your smartphone or tablet.

Here’s what to do:

  1. Launch the Fitbit app. Make sure you’re logged in to your Fitbit account.

  2. Navigate to the Today tab. This tab typically displays your daily activity stats.

  3. Find your profile picture or settings icon. This icon might vary depending on your phone and Fitbit app version. Tap on it.

  4. Access App Settings. Look for a menu option labeled “Settings” or “App Settings.”

  5. Locate the Time Zone Option. Within the settings menu, find the option related to time zone. It might be labeled “Time Zone” or “Set Time Zone.”

  6. Automatic vs. Manual Selection. You’ll likely see two options:

    • Set Automatically: This leverages your phone’s location or internet connection to set the time zone based on your location.
    • Select Time Zone: This allows you to manually choose the desired time zone from a list.
  7. Choose Your Preference. If you want your Fitbit to reflect your current location, select “Set Automatically.” For a different time zone, choose “Select Time Zone” and pick the appropriate zone from the list.

  8. Don’t Forget to Sync! Once you’ve made your time zone selection, it’s crucial to sync your Fitbit with the app. This ensures the changes are reflected on your device. The “Sync” option is usually found on the Today tab of the Fitbit app.

Troubleshooting Tips:

  • Double-check the time zone on your phone. If your phone’s time zone is incorrect, it will affect your Fitbit’s time as well (if set to automatic).
  • Force a sync if the time isn’t updating. Sometimes, a simple refresh is needed. Try swiping down on the Today tab in the Fitbit app to initiate a sync.
  • Restart your Fitbit and phone. A basic restart can sometimes resolve minor glitches that might prevent time updates.

By following these steps and troubleshooting tips, you can ensure your Fitbit displays the correct time, keeping you on track for your fitness goals and daily schedule.