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How to Set Time on Fitbit on Mobile and Desktop

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Though it’s a Fitbit, one feature a watch should never get wrong is time. For the most part, Fitbit should show you the correct time as soon as you sync the fitness band with your phone. It can even adjust the time accurately when you are traveling. But sometimes, the time may seem off on your Fitbit. Don’t worry as there exists a simple fix you can apply using your phone or laptop. Here’s how to set time on Fitbit.

Let’s start with the phone.

How to Set Time on Fitbit on Mobile

Before setting up, make sure that your Fitbit is connected to your phone using the Fitbit app.

1. Open the Fitbit app, and tap on the profile icon at the top left corner. Here you should see your Fitbit device. If not, the changes will not apply, and you need to connect your Fitbit to your account.

opening Fitbit profile on Fitbit app

2. If the device is available, tap on the App Settings option under the Settings section on the same page.

app settings on Fitbit app

3. On the next page, make sure the Automatic time zone toggle is turned on. Or, you can also set the time zone yourself manually. Toggle off the automatic time zone and then tap on the Select time zone option to select a time zone manually.

changing time zone in Fitbit app

4. Once done, get back to the Account page and tap on the Fitbit device.

5. On the next page, tap on the Sync Now option to sync time and other details between Fitbit and your phone.

syncing Fitbit device from the app

How to Set Time on Fitbit on Desktop

Apart from your phone, you can also use the Fitbit website to set the time on your Fitbit device.

1. Open Fitbit.com on your desktop/laptop browser and click on the Account icon at the top right. Then log in with your Fitbit account that you have connected with your Fitbit device.

opening profile on Fitbit website

2. Once logged in, again tap on the Account icon and select the My Dashboard option in the drop-down menu.

Opening Fitbit dashboard on the web

3. This will open your Fitbit account dashboard. Click on the Cog icon at the top right corner and you should see your Fitbit device in the drop-down menu. Click on the Settings option in the drop-down under the device.

opening settings in the Fitbit dashboard

5. In the Settings, on the Personal info page, scroll down towards the bottom where you shall find the Timezone option.

changing time zone in Fitbit settings

6. Click on it and select the time zone manually. On desktop/laptop, you cannot set Fitbit to automatic time zone.

Setting time zone in the Fitbit settings

There is no way to manually trigger the sync from the computer. But the new time and time zone that you have set will sync within a few minutes to your Fitbit device.

It’s Fitbit Time

There may not be a way to change the time directly on the Fitbit device itself. But you can quickly log in to your Fitbit account on your phone and in the web app to change and set the time. On the phone, you can sync instantly while on the website, you have to wait until it syncs happens in the background. Shouldn’t take more than a few minutes.

Have a Smartwatch version of Fitbit? Check out how to get notifications on Fitbit.

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