How to Set up an Alarm on Fitbit

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Most fitness trackers include an alarm feature, which you can set to wake you up or remind you to do something at a certain time. The Fitbit is no different.

While not all Fitbit trackers track your sleep, almost all 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. When the alarm is triggered, the Fitbit gently vibrates on your wrist and lights up, 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, and then re-activates after 9 minutes. 

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

It's possible to set up to eight different alarms to occur once or on multiple days of the week, so you can set up daily or weekly routines.

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

  1. On your device, select Alarms.

  2. Select + New Alarm

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

  3. Select 12:00, then scroll to set the alarm time, as well as the AM or PM designation.

  4. Select back button on your Fitbit, then scroll down to set the alarm frequency.

  5. Select the back button once again to view all of your alarms.

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. Select Plus (+) at the bottom of the app screen.

    The Fitbit App Main Screen
  3. Select Set Alarm > Set a New Alarm.

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

  5. If you'd like it to occur on more than one day, select Repeat and choose which days of the week you'd like the alarm to go off.

  6. Select Save > Done.

    The Fitbit App Silent Alarms Screen
  7. 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'd like 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 that you've included a colon between the hours and minutes. 

How to Delete or Disable an Alarm 

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

On the Fitbit Blaze, Fitbit Ionic and Fitbit Versa, you can do this by selecting Alarms, selecting the alarms you'd like to remove, then selecting Remove.

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

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

  3. Select Set Alarm.

  4. Select the alarm, then select Delete Alarm.

    The Fitbit App's Delete Alarm Screen

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

From the Fitbit.com dashboard, disabling alarms is a slightly different process.

  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 icon next to the alarm.

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