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How do I set a timer or use the stopwatch on my Fitbit device?

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Time events on certain Fitbit devices using the stopwatch feature. Some devices also include a countdown timer to keep track of elapsed time.

Choose your device for more information.

Time events with the stopwatch

  1. On your device, open the Timers app User-added image.
  2. If you used the countdown timer previously, swipe down and tap the stopwatch icon User-added image.
  3. Tap the play icon to start the stopwatch.
  4. Tap the pause icon to stop the stopwatch.
  5. To reset the stopwatch, swipe down and tap Reset. Press the button to exit.

Keep track of elapsed time with the countdown timer

  1. On your device, open the Timers app User-added image.
  2. If you used the stopwatch previously, swipe up and tap the countdown icon User-added image.
  3. Swipe to choose the number of hours, then tap to set the hours. To set a timer for less than an hour, choose 00 hr.
  4. Swipe to choose the number of minutes, then tap to set the minutes.
  5. Tap the play icon to start the timer.
  6. To reset the timer, swipe down and tap Reset. Press the button to exit.
  7. Your device vibrates when the time allotted is done.

Time events with the stopwatch

  1. On your tracker, navigate to the Timer screen and then tap it. The stopwatch is the first option. 
  2. Tap the screen and then tap the play button to start. 
  3. Tap the pause button to end.
  4. Tap the arrow in the top right to reset the stopwatch, or press the back button on your tracker to exit.

Keep track of elapsed time with the countdown timer

  1. On your tracker, navigate to the Timer screen and then tap it.
  2. The stopwatch is the first option. Swipe to choose the countdown timer.
  3. Tap the screen and then tap 0:00 to set the timer.
  4. Press the back button to return to the countdown screen.
  5. Tap the play button to start. Your tracker flashes and vibrates when the time allotted is done.

Fitbit Charge 2 has a stopwatch feature. To time events with the stopwatch:

  1. On your tracker, navigate to the Stopwatch screen.
  2. Press and hold the button to start the stopwatch. 
  3. Press and hold the button to stop.

Time events with the stopwatch

  1. On your device, open the Timer app.
  2. If you used the timer previously, swipe right to choose the stopwatch feature.
  3. Tap the play icon to start the stopwatch.
  4. Tap the pause icon to stop.
  5. Tap the reset icon to reset the stopwatch.

Keep track of elapsed time with the countdown timer

  1. On your device, open the Timer app.
  2. If you used the stopwatch previously, swipe left to choose the hourglass icon.
  3. Tap the screen, then swipe up or down to set the timer.
  4. Press the back button to return to the countdown screen.
  5. Tap the play icon to start. Your device flashes and vibrates when the time allotted is done.
  6. Tap the check mark icon or press the button to stop the alert.

The stopwatch and timer can run at the same time.

Note that timers you set in the Timer app User-added image on Fitbit Versa 2 are separate from timers you set with Alexa. For more information on using Alexa to set timers, see How do I interact with Alexa on my Fitbit watch?

Last updated: December 5, 2019
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