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Fitbit fitness trackers and smartwatches come with numerous symbols that are relatively straightforward to use most of the time. However, some are relatively difficult to understand and can lead to misunderstandings. It is also critical to understand that the symbols can differ from one device to another.
The Chevrons or lighting bolts can be confusing. This article will describe the most common symbols on your Fitbit devices. Note that all devices will not provide all of the activities we describe. Choose the ones you practice regularly, which are included in your device.
Understanding the meanings of the Fitbit Symbols is critical for making the most of your device. Our advice is to check the ones you use more often and to refer to our list or other resources available on the Internet, such as the Fitbit Forum, for the ones that may appear puzzling from time to time.
We will update our list of the most common Fitbit symbols regularly, so do not hesitate to bookmark this page and consult it regularly if a symbol you have never seen before pops up on your device’s screen.
The daily dashboard that summarizes all the activities and health metrics
For the devices compatible with Fitbit contactless payment
The Do Not Disturb icon that will mute the various notifications
The Sleep special mode that mute the notifications and other settings while sleeping. Check Understanding Your Fitbit Sleep Score
When activated, the screen will switch on when moving the wrist.
Deactivate the access to your device while swimming or having a shower
The icon to define all of the settings of your device
The quick settings icon
An important icon that reminds you of the urgent need to charge your device. Check Fitbit Battery: What you should know
No Phone Connection
This icon shows that the Fitbit device can not connect with the phone. Check your bluetooth
Set up the various times
The icon to access the weather at your favorite locations
Summarizes the number of hours slepts
Shows your heart rate. Check What To Do When Fitbit is Not Tracking your Heart Rate Correctly
Blood Oxygen Saturation
SpO2 is available for Fitbit Charge 4, Fitbit Charge 5, Fitbit Luxe, Fitbit Sense, Fitbit Versa 2, and Fitbit Versa 3. Check How to fix your SpO2 reading on your Fitbit? [Solved!]
A periodic reminder to stand up and move
The lightning bolt symbolizes at least 10 minutes of activities.
Active Zone Minute
The chevron symbolizes the time spent in the different heart zones.
The shoe shows the number of steps you walked.
Total number of active and passive calories spent.
Number of floors climbed. Check Fitbit Not Counting Floors [Solved]
Track bike activity
Track bootcamp activity
Track circuit training
Track elliptical activities
Used for track gold activities
To track interval workouts
While practicing martical arts
For various outdoor workout
When practicing pilates
When jogging and running. Will activate the GPS
When spinning. Check What You Need To Know About Fitbit and Spinning
While working out on a stair climber
When swimming. Do not forget to activate the water lock setting
When playing tennis
A key setting that will track indoor walking and will deactivate the GPS. Check Does Fitbit Count My Steps On A Treadmill? [Final Answer]
While walking outdoor, will track various vitals, distance and activate the GPS. Check Is Your Fitbit Not Tracking Your Steps? Here is Why and How To Fix It!
While working out weight lifting
For various forms of workout
While practicing Yoga
To start an exercise
To pause an exercise
To end an exercise
To use to control the music
Select your favorite songs or playlist on Deezer
Select your favorite songs or playlist on Spotify
For connecting your Strava and making the most of it.