Customize your Fitbit experience so that your Fitbit fits your fitness and your fitness fits you!

Using the online Fitbit Dashboard, you can customize your Fitbit experience in a few different ways that will help your Fitbit fitness tracker with accuracy.

You can choose the wrist on which to wear your tracker, your tracker's clockface (if it has one), and more.

How to switch wrist settings with Fitbit on Mac

Depending on which wrist your Fitbit tracker is on, Fitbit will track your activity differently. Here's how to change the setting:

  1. Launch the Fitbit Dashboard using your favorite web browser.
  2. Click the Settings button on the upper right of the screen. It's the gear icon.
  3. Click your Fitbit in the dropdown menu.

    Click Settings, your device

  4. Click the dropdown menu beneath "Dominant Hand."
  5. Choose Dominant or Non Dominant, depending on your preference.

    Click the dropdown menu, choose a wrist

That's all you have to do, but remember that if you switch your Fitbit to your other wrist without telling the Fitbit app or Dashboard, your tracker will not be as accurate as it could be.

How to change your Fitbit's clock face with Fitbit on Mac

Some Fitbit models show the time of day and a couple even let you change the clock face up. Why not personalize things as much as you can? Make fitness yours!

  1. Launch the Fitbit Dashboard using your favorite web browser.
  2. Click the Settings button on the upper right of the screen. It's the gear.
  3. Click your Fitbit tracker in the drop down menu.
  4. Click the circle next to the clock face you'd like under the "Clock Display" section.

    Click Settings, your device, choose a clock face

Boom, new clock face! Now you can be stylin' while you're sweatin' and huffin' and puffin'!

How to set silent alarms with Fitbit on Mac

A great feature of the wearable Fitbit trackers is the silent alarm. You set it through your app or online dashboard and a gentle vibration wakes you up, silently.

So, gone are the days of the horribly shrill digital alarm clock, and gone are the days of your spouse hoofing you in the rear every time you hit snooze.

  1. Launch the Fitbit Dashboard using your favorite web browser.
  2. Click the Settings button on the upper right of the screen. It's the gear.
  3. Click your Fitbit tracker in the drop down menu.

    Click Settings, your device

  4. Click Silent Alarms in the menu on the left.
  5. Click Add Alarm.

    Click Silent Alarms, Add Alarm

  6. Enter the time at which you'd like to be awoken.
  7. Choose whether or not you want the alarm to repeat.
    • Click Once to only use the alarm the one time.
    • Click Repeats and select the days on which you'd like the alarm to repeat.
  8. Click Save.
  9. Sync your Fitbit.

    Enter the time, choose to repeat or not, click save

Keep in mind that you must sync your Fitbit so that the alarm can be sent to its internal clock. No sync, no wake up in time to catch your bus.

How to choose the goal you see on your tracker with Fitbit on Mac

Your Fitbit tracker tracks a few different goals and, depending on your model, your tracker will show designated goals in a bit more detail. Using the online Fitbit Dashboard, you can choose which goal shows progress on your particular device.

For example, the Fitbit Charge will show a progress bar under the goal you choose. The Fitbit Flex only has blinking lights and you can choose which goal those lights represent. Here's how:

  1. Launch the Fitbit Dashboard using your favorite web browser.
  2. Click the Settings button on the upper right of the screen. It's the gear.
  3. Click your Fitbit tracker in the dropdown menu.

    Click Settings, your device

  4. Click the dropdown menu beneath "Daily Goal Progress."
  5. Click the goal you'd like to make your main goal. The choices will differ by device.
  6. Sync your Fitbit.

    Click menu, choose a goal

The goal for which you see progress on your Fitbit tracker will not change until you sync your Fitbit tracker.