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How to use your Fitbit to wake up on time, every time

Get ahead of the day with Fitbit's smart alarm features.
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August 25, 2022
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Fitbit alarms are a blessing for those who struggle to wake up in the morning, but how do you set them up on your Fitbit smartwatch or fitness tracker? We have an in-depth answer below, whether you own a Sense, Charge 4, or Inspire 2.

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Open the alarm app on your Fitbit, swipe to adjust the hours and minutes, enable Smart Wake if needed, and set the alarm.

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How to set alarms on your Fitbit

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Fitbit Sense and Versa 3

  • From your clock, swipe through your apps. Tap on the Alarm app.
  • Tap + New Alarm to add a new alarm.
  • Swipe up and down to set the time. Be sure to tap am or pm if you’re using 12-hour time.
  • When you’re happy, tap the time to set your alarm.
  • You can also turn on Smart Wake, which will attempt to wake you during light sleep up to 30 minutes before your alarm. Take this into consideration when setting your alarm, too.
  • Choose the days you want the alarm to sound by ticking the checkboxes.
  • Finally, swipe right to save your alarm and view your alarms.

Fitbit Versa 2, Versa, Versa Lite

  • From your clock, swipe through your apps. Tap on the Alarm app.
  • Tap + New Alarm to add a new alarm.
  • Tap the time, then swipe up or down on the minutes and hours to set the time. Tap am or pm if this setting is enabled.
  • Here, you can turn on Smart Wake by tapping the checkmark.
  • Choose the days you want the alarm to sound by ticking the checkboxes.
  • Finally, press the button to save your alarm and view all alarms.

Importantly, the Sense and Versa lines won’t sound alarms if they have less than 8% battery. Be sure to charge these devices before going to bed.

Fitbit Charge 5 and Luxe

  • From your clock, swipe left through your apps. Tap on the Alarm app.
  • Tap New Alarm to add a new alarm.
  • Swipe up and down to adjust the time, and select am or pm if required.
  • Enable Smart Wake if need be, and choose the days you wish the alarm to sound in the Repeat section.
  • Finally, swipe right to save your alarm and view all alarms.

Fitbit Charge 4

  • From your clock, swipe left through your apps. Tap on the Alarm app.
  • Tap + to add a new alarm.
  • Swipe up and down to adjust the time, and select am or pm if required.
  • Finally, tap the sides of the Charge 4 to set the alarm and view other alarms.

See also: The best Fitbit smartwatches and trackers you can buy

Use the Fitbit app to set alarms

You have to go through the Fitbit app to manage alarms if you own an older or simpler Fitbit device. This includes the Inspire 2 and Inspire HR.

  • Open the Fitbit app and tap your profile image in the top-left.
  • Tap your device name.
  • Tap Silent Alarms, then select Set a New Alarm.
  • Finally, select the time, am or pm, and the days you want the alarm to sound. Save the alarm.

How to dismiss alarms on your Fitbit device

To dismiss an alarm, you can tap the button displayed on the screen for most Fitbit smartwatches. You’ll need to swipe up from the bottom of the screen to open the dismiss dialog if you own a Fitbit Charge 5 or a Luxe. For Inspire 2 and Ace 3 users, tap both buttons on the device simultaneously to dismiss an alarm. Oh, and one more tip: turn down your Fitbit’s brightness so you can avoid burning your eyes when you wake up to the alarm!