How to Set an Alarm on Fitbit

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The Fitbit's alarm is one of the best things about your fitness tracker, making it a really convenient way to help wake up in the morning, or remind you to do something.

Here's how to set up a Fitbit alarm.

Almost all Fitbit trackers offer an alarm, except for the Fitbit Zip.

How the Fitbit Alarm Works

Conventional alarm clocks are great, but your Fitbit provides a more personal touch to waking you in the morning, or simply reminding you of something. 

The Fitbit gently vibrates on your wrist and lights up several times, easing you awake. Unlike a regular alarm clock, you don't have to worry about it waking up people sleeping nearby. And don't worry if you miss it, the Fitbit automatically snoozes itself after a brief time, before re-activating after 9 minutes. 

The alarm on most Fitbit devices automatically turns off once you walk 50 steps. You can also press the button on your device to dismiss it, or double tap the tracker. 

It's possible to set up to 8 different alarms to occur once or on multiple days of the week, so you can set up routines for working days or your days off. 

How to Set an Alarm on Fitbit Blaze, Fitbit Ionic, and Fitbit Versa

  1. On your device, tap Alarms.

  2. Tap + New Alarm

    If you already have multiple alarms set up, you'll need to scroll down to see this. 

  3. Tap 12:00, then scroll to set the alarm time, including whether you want it to be am or pm.

  4. Press the back button on your Fitbit, then scroll down to set the frequency in which you want the alarm to go off.

  5. Press the back button to see your alarms set correctly.

How to Set an Alarm for All Other Devices via the Fitbit App

For other Fitbit devices, including the Fitbit Charge 2 and 3, Fitbit Alta, Fitbit Alta HR, Fitbit Flex 2, and Fitbit Ace, you need to set the alarm via the Fitbit app on your smartphone or via the Fitbit.com dashboard. 

  1. Launch Fitbit from your phone's home screen. 

  2. Tap Plus (+) at the bottom of the app screen.

    The Fitbit App Main Screen
  3. Tap Set Alarm.

  4. Tap Set a New Alarm.

    Windows Phone users need to tap the Plus (+) displayed rather than Set a New Alarm.

  5. Scroll through to select the time you want the alarm to go off. 

  6. If you want it to occur on more than one day, tap Repeat and choose which days of the week you want to set the alarm for. 

  7. Tap Save, then tap Done.

    The Fitbit App Silent Alarms Screen
  8. Wait for the app to sync with your Fitbit. It should be almost immediate.

How to Set an Alarm for All Other Devices via the Fitbit.com Dashboard

  1. Log into your fitbit.com dashboard.

  2. Select the Gear in the top right corner of the dashboard page. 

  3. Select the image of your device.

  4. Select Silent Alarms.

    Fitbit.com's Dashboard
  5. Select Add New Alarm.

  6. Select the alarm time and frequency for how often you want it to go off. 

    Be sure to enter the time correctly in the HH:MM box, including the colon, then choose AM or PM.

  7. Select Submit.

    If the entry box turns red, you've entered the alarm time in an incorrect format. Make sure it's a valid time and you've included a colon between the hours and minutes. 

  8. You're done!

How to Delete or Disable an Alarm 

Using the Fitbit app, deleting or disabling an alarm is a very similar process to adding a new one.

For the Fitbit Blaze, Fitbit Ionic and Fitbit Versa, you can do this via the device itself:

  1. Tap Alarms.
  2. Tap the alarm you want to remove.
  3. Tap Remove. You may need to scroll down to see this if you have multiple alarms.
  1. Launch Fitbit from your phone's home screen.

  2. Tap Plus (+) at the bottom of the app screen.

  3. Tap Set Alarm.

  4. Select the alarm, then tap Delete Alarm.

    The Fitbit App's Delete Alarm Screen
  5. You're done!

How to Delete or Disable an Alarm From the Fitbit.com Dashboard

From the Fitbit.com dashboard, it's a slightly different method.

  1. Log into your fitbit.com dashboard.

  2. Select the Gear in the top right corner of the dashboard page. 

  3. Select the image of your device.

  4. Select Silent Alarms.

  5. Select the pencil next to the alarm.

    Fitbit.com Dashboard's Delete Alarm screen
  6. Select Delete Alarm