The Fitbit device is an awesome device for tracking your sleep. But, we don’t believe we have to get into the details much about it.
Since you’re looking for why your Fitbit device is not giving you a sleep score, it means you already own one. Since you already own one, we bet you bought it because you deemed it to be worth the cost.
So, why exactly is your Fitbit device not showing sleep scores? There is not one but many reasons behind this problem and we’re going to address all of them and provide their solutions in this post.
But first, let’s have an in-depth talk about this feature. Gaining a better understanding of this feature can help you make the most out of it. Are you with us so far? Awesome.
If you’re not interested in finding out more about this feature, feel free to jump to the answer section.
Why does my Fitbit don’t give me a sleep score
There are 5 possible reasons your Fitbit is not giving you a sleep score. 1) Heart Rate tracking turned off. 2) Forgot to press the sleep now and I’m awake buttons. 3) Didn’t wear the device to the bed. 4) Forgot to sync the details in the morning. 5) Didn’t turn on the automatic sleep tracking option.
Before giving you the solutions, we’re going to talk about everything related to sleep score. We’re going to talk about what it is? How is it calculated? Is it accurate? What is a good sleep score? Is the Fitbit sleep feature free? How to see the Fitbit score in the app? How to see it on Fitbit device?
If you’re not interested in all this, you can skip to the next section. Although, we recommend you read this because this information can be very beneficial.
As you can see, we’ve got a lot to cover, so let’s get started.
What is the sleep score?
The sleep score helps the users find out for exactly how many hours they are sleeping and how many of those hours are quality sleep.
If you want to get a more thorough understanding about sleep score, read this article.
How is it calculated?
The Fitbit algorithm uses three factors to calculate the sleep score. These three patterns are time of sleep, REM sleep, and the heart rate.
How much does each factor account for? Let’s talk about it in detail, shall we?
- The time of sleep accounts for %50
- The heart rate %25
- The REM sleep %25
Is it accurate?
We’re not going to get into much details and give a brief answer to this question. The answer is yes; it does. But, don’t rely too much on it because you can’t be %100 sure, of course, unless your sleep score is always excellent.
What is a good sleep score?
Most users of Fitbit fall under the category of Good and Fair. Here are the score ranges of Fitbit:
Poor = Below 60
Fair = 60-79
Good = 80-89
Excellent = 90-100
These scores are taken directly from Fitbit.com.
Is the Fitbit sleep feature free?
The short answer is yes. The Fitbit sleep feature is free for everyone. Although, you don’t get access to all functions of this feature in the free version.
Don’t get us wrong, the free version can get you about everything you need. In the paid version, the user gets more detailed feedback about their sleep score.
So the paid version is certainly worth it, but definitely not necessary.
How to see the Fitbit score in the app?
So you want to know how to see the Fitbit sleep score in the app? This is actually a good question, because if you don’t know where to see your score then there really isn’t any point in doing all this.
So, let us tell you how you can view your scores in the Fitbit app. The process is actually quite short, and it involves only 4 simple steps.
Step 1: When you go to bed, make sure to wear your Fitbit device. In the morning, sync all the data.
Step 2: Open the Fitbit app on your iPhone or Android.
Step 3: Tap on the tab named Today. The work is not over yet, now you’ll see an option named sleep tile, tap on it.
Step 4: This is the last step. It involves reading your scores 🙂
How to see the sleep score on the Fitbit device?
This one is straightforward and a short and simple process as well. Here are the simple steps you need to take to see your sleep score on your Fitbit device:
Step 1: It’s the same as the previous one. Wear your Fitbit device during sleep and sync the data in the morning.
Step 2: Swipe up so you can see an option called Fitbit Today. Go to this section.
Step 3: Tap on the Sleep Tile to see your sleep score. The Sleep Tile option may not be instantly available and if that’s the case swipe up to find the option.
If you own an old model like Fitbit Versa, then you may have to find an option called Settings and tap on it. Inside the Settings section, you’ll find the Sleep Tile option,
Reasons why you’re not able to see your sleep score
In total, there are 5 reasons that could cause this problem. In this section, we’ve addressed each of them and we’ve provided the solution.
- Heart Rate tracking turned off
- Forgot to press the sleep now and I’m awake buttons
- Didn’t wear the device to the bed
- Forgot to sync the details in the morning
- Didn’t turn on the automatic sleep tracking option
1. Heart Rate tracking turned off
Go to the Settings > Heart Rate Tracking. Tap the option on, then off, then wait for 30 seconds and then turn it off.
Usually just turning on will get the job done, but if it doesn’t then use the approach we’ve mentioned above.
2. Forgot to press the sleep now and I’m awake buttons
You need to press these buttons to let the device know that things are working. Make sure to press them every day.
3. Didn’t wear the device to the bed
If you don’t do this, the device can’t track anything. Therefore, make it a habit to wear the device to the bed.
4. Forgot to sync the details in the morning
Without syncing the details that are gathered through the night, you’re not allowing the device to create a score system for you. Therefore, make sure to make syncing details in the morning a habit as well.
5. Didn’t turn on the automatic sleep tracking option
If you haven’t turned on the automatic sleep tracking option here is how you can do it. Go to the option called Sleep Tile, we’ve told you where to find it already. Now, find the Automatic Sleep Tracking option and tap on it.
That’s it! We’ve covered all 5 ways thoroughly. If any point is not clear let us know in the comments section so we can help.