A Fitbit Charge 4 rests on open passports alluding to the ability to change the time on your Fitbit based on time zones.
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Your Fitbit reliably counts the hours, but there are a few instances that’ll leave you wondering how to change the time on your device. The most common reason your clock might be off is long-distance travel. If you find yourself feeling jet lag, your Fitbit may be lagging a bit too. Read this guide to learn how to change time on your Fitbit device.

How to set the time on your Fitbit

Whether your Fitbit is still clocking in on island time, or it’s that time of year we’re all trying to save daylight, changing your clock isn’t too tricky. Simply let your device know where (or when?) you are by resetting your time zone. Unfortunately, this can’t be done directly on your Fitbit smartwatch or tracker, but follow the directions below for a quick and easy solution.

From your Android device

  1. Open the Fitbit app and tap on the Account icon (your profile image in the top left corner).
  2. Scroll down and tap App Settings.
  3. Turn off Automatic time zone, then tap Select time zone and select your current time location from the drop-down menu.
  4. Sync your device to change the time on your Fitbit.

From your iOS device

  1. Open the Fitbit app and tap on the Account icon (your profile image in the top left corner).
  2. Scroll down and tap App Settings, then tap Time Zone.
  3. Turn off the Set Automatically, then tap Time Zone to select your current location.
  4. Sync your device to change the time on your Fitbit.

From Windows 10

  1. Open the Fitbit app and click or tap the Account icon.
  2. Click on Advanced Settings.
  3. Click on Time Zone and turn off the Auto option. Select your current timezone.
  4. Sync your device to change the time on your Fitbit.

See also: The most common Fitbit problems and how to fix them

How to change the time from the Fitbit.com dashboard

To set the time on your Fitbit from the fitbit.com dashboard, open the site on your preferred web browser and log in with your credentials.

  1. Click the gear icon in the top right corner, then click Settings from the drop-down menu.
  2. Scroll down under Personal Info to Timezone.
  3. Click the small arrow next to the time zone currently set, then choose your current location from the drop-down menu.
  4. Click Submit and sync your device to change the time on your Fitbit.

How to change your Fitbit to a 12- or 24-hour clock

Fitbit Charge 4 Military Time
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If you don’t favor the ambiguity of a 12-hour clock, or if your job calls for 24-hour time (aka military time), you can set the time on your Fitbit to a 24-hour clock. What you do at 16:00 — whether you hit the gym or hit up happy hour — is up to you.

  1. Open your web browser and go to fitbit.com. Log in to the dashboard and click the gear icon in the top right corner.
  2. From the drop-down menu, click Settings, then scroll down under Personal Info to Clock Display Time.
  3. Click on the arrow to the right of your current clock setting and select 12-hour or 24-hour.
  4. Click submit and sync your device.

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