What are the reminders I see on my Fitbit device?

Receive reminders on your Fitbit device that encourage healthy behaviors. 

Note that reminders are turned off while you’re asleep.

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Reminders to move

What's a Fitbit reminder to move?

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

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.

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

To start, your hourly activity 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.

 Note that activities that don’t include steps, such as spinning, won’t count toward your goal. If you miss your goal, you can’t make it up by taking extra steps the next hour.

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

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 days I met my hourly activity goal?
Fitbit app
From the Today tab  in the Fitbit app, tap Exercise days.
Fitbit devices
  1. From the clock screen, swipe up to open Fitbit Today .
  2. On the Hourly Activity tile , see how many steps you took this hour.
  3. Swipe to see how many hours you met your goal today.
Google Pixel Watch series
  1. Press the crown, swipe up to the Today app , and tap the app to open it.
  2. Swipe to the Hourly Activity card  and see how many hours you met your goal today.
  3. Tap the card for more details.
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 Fitbit?

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

On most devices, you can turn off notifications to temporarily stop receiving reminders to move. For instructions, see How do I get notifications from my phone on my Fitbit device?

To permanently turn reminders to move off:

Fitbit app
  1. On the Today tab , tap Devices .
  2. Tap Reminders to Move  turn Reminders to Move on or off.
fitbit.com dashboard
  1. From the fitbit.com dashboard, click the gear icon   your device image.
  2. Under Reminders to Move, turn reminders to move on or off.

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