How to Change Time on Fitbit Charge, Versa, Alta, & Others

Some people have a problem with Fitbit that shows the wrong time. Here’s how to change the time on Fitbit so it shows the correct time.

how to change time on fitbit charge, versa, alta, & others

Fitbit isn’t just a device that tracks your workout routines but also, obviously, shows you time. But showing the wrong time isn’t what you expect from a smart band that is attached to your wrist all the time. Here’s how to change time on Fitbit Charge, Versa, Alta, and more.

Changing the time on Fitbit is easy and you can do it through the Fitbit app/website and the device itself. Don’t worry if you use a different version or model of any Fitbit device, because the methods are pretty much similar. But, why is Fitbit showing the wrong time?

Reasons why Fitbit displays the wrong time

There are a few things that can make Fitbit shows the wrong time. The cause can vary: you travel to a place with a different time zone, the daylight feature, misconfiguration like the syncing settings, or common hardware malfunction like dying battery.

Regardless of what causes the problem, there are things you can try to sync the time so it shows the correct one. Different Fitbit version works differently, but setting the time should be similar. This should apply to Fitbit Ace, Fitbit Inspire, Fitbit Charge, Fitbit Luxe, Fitbit Versa, Fitbit Sense, and others.

Make sure your Fitbit is synced

Fitbit that isn’t synced will less likely to show the correct data and it is more difficult to configure, including configuring the wrong time.

Get the Fitbit app from the Play Store or App Store. It’s available for both Android and iPhone. Turn on the Bluetooth and internet connection on your smartphone to connect it to your Fitbit device.

You’ll have to sign in to your Fitbit account. If you don’t have it, register for one. During setup, select the right device, and it will connect to your Fitbit to finally get synced and set up.

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How to change the time on Fitbit

Syncing your Fitbit will automatically set the same timezone as your smartphone. But if you think it’s wrong and you want to change the time on your own, you can do that through the app. This post only shows the Android version. iPhone version might differ.

Open the Fitbit app. Tap your profile picture. Select App Settings.

Set the Automatic time zone option off. Choose Select time zone and select the right timezone you want.

Save it to sync.


Fitbit has a common issue related to time, and making sure it is syncing or changing the timezone manually is the way to solve the problem.

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