How to Change Time On Fitbit Charge 3?

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Written By Dinu Sri

Dr. H. T. D. S. Madusanka is an electronic enthusiastic, involved in research and development.

We bet you love using your Fitbit device. You’re not to be blamed because who doesn’t love getting fit, healthy, and productive?

If you truly want the answer to that question, it’s lazy people. Now it becomes obvious why we do not blame you for loving your Fitbit device.

While using the Fitbit device can offer various benefits, it doesn’t mean you’re always going to reap the benefits if you just own and even try to use a Fitbit device.

Why is that? It’s a good question because if you own a Fitbit device and you’re trying to use it to reap the benefits, then why wouldn’t you be able to reap the benefits.

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Take a moment and guess… have you given it some thought?

If your guess was, “it makes no sense therefore it’s a false assumption,” then we like to tell you, you’re totally wrong. If your guess had something to do with time, then you’re heading in the right direction.

The reason for this is not that there is something wrong with time (because time gives structure to everything) or that being able to track time is wrong (if you can’t track time, then what’s the point of time).

You might think that we’re just babbling and wasting time but read the last sentence of the last paragraph, and you see that we’re not just wasting time and we’re actually on to something.

Here is the sentence, “if you can’t track time, then what’s the point of time.” As you can see, this statement applies that if you’re not able to track time, then you can’t really benefit from time (it’s kind of fair to say that time becomes useless for you).

This is definitely true in the context of using a Fitbit device because if you can’t track time, due to malfunction of the device, the device is pretty much useless.

This is what we’re going to discuss in this post. We’re going to talk about what to do, if the time on your Fitbit device is wrong, and you don’t know how to change it.

How to change Time on the Fitbit Charge 3?

There are 3 solutions for changing time on Fitbit Charge 3 (change time on FitBit Charge 2) and we’ve explained each of them thoroughly in this section. One method may solve your problem, or it may not. But, don’t worry. Because even if it doesn’t solve your problem, by going through all 3 methods it’s a guarantee that your problem will be solved.

So let’s start with the solutions, shall we? Of course, why else are you reading this post 🙂

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Solution 1

This one is for the Android and iPhone users. The process is quite simple and easy to follow. So, let’s start.

Step 1: Open the Fitbit app. On your screen find the tab name Today. It will be on top of the screen. It will probably be located on the right, but in some cases it’s located on the left. So if you don’t find it on the top-right corner, don’t panic, move your eyes just slightly to the left.

Step 2: Now you’ll be able to see your profile picture. We know, we know, it feels amazing to keep staring at your profile picture for the next 5 mins, but we advise you to not stare and tap on it instead.

Step 3: Now look for the option called App settings. Now you may not see it on the screen, so if that’s the case here is what we would like you to do. Scroll down until you find it.

Oh, and one more thing. When you’ve found App settings, don’t forget to tap on it 🙂

Step 4: Now you’ll see an option called Automatic time zone. We believe you know what to do here. But just in case, you have to tap on it.

Step 5: This step has the word that you want to hear “last.” We bet you’re excited and you want to find out whether you’ve found the solution for your problem.

But not so fast. Just because the step has the word last in its name doesn’t mean it’s the last step. Does it make sense? No. Well, put it this way. Second last. Now it does, right?

Here is what you’ve got to do in the second last step. Find the option called Select Time Zone and then correct the time.

Step 6: Now this is the last step. After you’ve changed the time, check for the option called Sync. Don’t worry, it should be right in front of your eyes, so you should find it within a second or two.

Once you’ve found it, tap on it and your problem should be solved. Alright, your problem may be solved.

Solution 2

This one’s for the computer users. Here are the steps.

Step 1: Go to Fitbit app and click on the account icon at the top right.

Step 2: Click the option called Advanced Settings.

Step 3: Click on the option called Time Zone.

Step 4: Look for the Auto option. If it’s turned on, turn it off and then change the time.

Step 5: Click on the option called Sync.

Solution 3

In this one, you don’t have to use the app.

Step 1: Go to and log into your account.

Step 2: Once you are on the dashboard, find and click the gear icon.

Step 3: You’ll be presented with an option called Settings. Click on it and then click on Personal Information.

Step 4: Click on the category called Advanced Settings. Now find the option called Timezone and click on it. Now, change the time.

Step 5: Click on the button called Submit and then Sync the data.


You should follow each step in the same order as we’ve mentioned. First you should try solution 1, then 2, and then 3. This way you are most likely to find the solution as fast as possible.

By following all 3 steps, you’re guaranteed to find the solution. If you’ve found the post helpful, feel free to share it and if you haven’t let us know why in the comments section and maybe we can help.