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What's my Fitbit hourly activity goal?

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Stay active during the day with an hourly activity goal and reminders to move.

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What's my hourly activity goal on my Fitbit device?

To start, your goal is to take at least 250 steps per hour (which equals a few minutes of walking) from 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., 7 days a week. You can adjust the hours that you track your goal and receive reminders to move. 

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To change your goal, see How do I track my health and fitness goals with the Fitbit app?

Why do I have an hourly activity goal on my Fitbit device?

Research shows that sitting for long periods of time is linked with a higher risk of health issues, including obesity, increased blood pressure, high blood sugar, and abnormal cholesterol levels (source). Even if you meet daily exercise guidelines, extended sitting can impact your health (source). Moving a few minutes every hour can help to reduce the negative effects of sitting (source).

How do I see how many hours per day I met my hourly activity goal?

On most devices, check your progress on your wrist in Fitbit Today User-added image:

  1. From the clock screen, swipe up to open Fitbit Today User-added image.
  2. On the hourly activity tile User-added image, see how many steps you took this hour. 
  3. Swipe to see how many hours you met your goal today.
You can also learn more about your time spent moving versus sitting in the Fitbit app:
  1. From the Today tab User-added image in the Fitbit app, tap the hourly activity tile User-added image.

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  2. On the graph at the top, swipe left to see your longest stationary period (the single longest period of time you spent sitting) each day over the past week.
  3. Tap Today to see your longest stationary period today and your 30-day average. The All Day Breakdown shows the percentage of the day you spent active versus inactive.

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Does all exercise count toward my hourly activity goal?

Your Fitbit device must log at least 250 steps to meet your goal each hour. Activities that don’t include steps, such as spinning, won’t count toward your goal. Note that if you miss your goal, you can’t make it up by taking extra steps the next hour.

What is a reminder to move on my Fitbit device?

A reminder to move is a notification that cues you to walk at least 250 steps per hour to help you meet your hourly activity goal. If you haven’t walked 250 steps, the reminder appears on your device at 10 minutes before the hour (for example, at 10:50 a.m.) and causes your device to vibrate. Note that you won’t receive reminders while you’re asleep.

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Can I change when I receive reminders to move on my Fitbit device?

To change when you receive reminders to move, change the hours or days of the week that you track your hourly activity goal (for example, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on weekdays).

To change your goal, see How do I track my health and fitness goals with the Fitbit app?

How do I turn off reminders to move on my Fitbit device?

Turn off reminders to move in the Fitbit app. On most devices, you can turn off notifications to temporarily stop receiving reminders to move.

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    1. On the Today tab User-added image, tap the hourly activity tile User-added image.
    2. Tap the gear icon User-added image, and turn Reminders to Move on or off.
  • fitbit.com dashboard
    1. From the fitbit.com dashboard, click the gear icon User-added image > your device image.
    2. Under Reminders to Move, turn reminders to move on or off.

Why didn't I earn my hourly activity goal in the Fitbit app?

If the hourly activity stats on your device don’t match the stats in the Fitbit app, sync your Fitbit device.

Last updated: November 8, 2019
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