Troubleshooting Tips: Resetting the Time on your Fitbit in a Few Simple Steps

If you’re a proud Fitbit owner, you know how important it is to have accurate time displayed on your device. Whether it’s for tracking your workouts or staying on schedule throughout the day, having the correct time is crucial. However, there may be instances where the time on your Fitbit gets out of sync or needs to be reset. In this article, we’ll guide you through the process of resetting the time on your Fitbit in just a few simple steps.

Why does the Time on my Fitbit Need to be Reset?

There are several reasons why you might need to reset the time on your Fitbit. One common scenario is when you travel across different time zones and your device doesn’t automatically adjust to the new local time. Another situation could be if there was a power outage or if your Fitbit battery died completely, causing it to lose track of time. Additionally, sometimes syncing issues between your smartphone and Fitbit can result in incorrect time display.

Step 1: Ensure Your Fitbit is Properly Synced

Before attempting to reset the time on your Fitbit, it’s important to make sure that it is properly synced with your smartphone or computer. This step ensures that any necessary firmware updates have been installed and that all data is up-to-date.

To sync your Fitbit with a smartphone, open the companion app and navigate to the device settings. Look for an option to “Sync Now” or “Update Firmware” and follow any prompts that appear.

For syncing with a computer, make sure you have the latest version of the Fitbit Connect software installed. Plug in your device using its charging cable and follow any instructions provided by the software.

Step 2: Adjusting Time Settings through Your Smartphone

If syncing doesn’t resolve the issue, adjusting the time settings through your smartphone is the next step. Start by opening the Fitbit app on your device and navigating to the settings menu. Look for an option related to time or clock settings.

Depending on your Fitbit model, you may have different options available. Some models allow you to enable automatic time updates, which syncs with your smartphone’s time settings. If this option is already enabled and the time is incorrect, try disabling it and enabling it again to force a refresh.

If your Fitbit doesn’t have the automatic time update feature, you may need to manually set the time by entering it directly into the app. Make sure to double-check that you’ve entered the correct time and that any AM/PM settings are accurate.

Step 3: Manually Adjusting Time Settings on Your Fitbit

If adjusting time settings through your smartphone doesn’t work, you can also manually adjust the time directly on your Fitbit device. This method may vary depending on your specific model, but generally involves accessing the device’s settings menu.

On most Fitbits, you can access the settings menu by swiping left or right from the clock face until you find a “Settings” option. Tap on this option and look for a submenu related to date and time settings.

Within this submenu, you should find options for adjusting both date and time. Use any buttons or touchscreen features available on your device to make changes as needed. Be sure to save any changes before exiting out of the settings menu.


Having accurate time displayed on your Fitbit is essential for staying on track with your fitness goals and maintaining a well-organized schedule throughout the day. If you find that your Fitbit’s clock needs resetting, follow these troubleshooting tips in order: ensure proper syncing with smartphone or computer, adjust time settings through your smartphone app if available, and finally manually adjust time settings directly on your Fitbit device if necessary.

By following these few simple steps, you’ll be able to reset the time on your Fitbit and enjoy a seamless experience with your device once again. Remember, a properly functioning Fitbit with accurate time tracking is the key to maximizing your fitness journey.

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