How to set or change your goals on Fitbit

Temper your tracker's expectations with this quick guide

Setting goals on your Fitbit is an essential part of the wider tracking experience, as it gives you a round-the-clock eye on your fitness and wellbeing objectives.

Whether it's getting eight hours of beauty sleep, burning calories equivalent to your daily food intake or hitting that all-important step count, it's pretty hard to live in the Fitbit ecosystem without these goals. But like with any targets you set for yourself, these are always subject to change.

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So, how do you change goals on your Fitbit? Below, we'll be giving you all the answers - read on to get those daily targets turning green on the Fitbit dashboard.

How to change your goals on Fitbit

How to set or change your goals on Fitbit

As with most things within the Fitbit world, the mobile or computer app are the only places where you can edit things. That means you can't change your goals directly from the smartwatch or tracker, and you'll also need to force a sync for the changes to come into effect.

To change your goals on the Fitbit app, follow these steps:

  • Go to the Fitbit app.
  • Tap the Account tab in the top right corner.
  • Scroll down to Goals and select from the four: Activity, Exercise, Nutrition & Body and Sleep.
  • From here, you're able to edit all your Fitbit goals. Changing your step goal, for example, is done through the Activity tab.

    To change your Fitbit goals on a computer, follow these steps:

    • Log in to the Fitbit Dashboard on your browser.
    • Click the Settings icon in the top right corner of the page.
    • Click Devices.
    • Under Daily Goal Progress, choose the goal you want to edit.
    • Sync your device to transfer the new goal to your tracker.

    To change your Main Goal - the one that will be celebrated with a haptic vibration and a colorful on-watch animation if you reach it - follow these steps:

    • Go to the Fitbit app.
    • Tap the device icon in the top left corner.
    • Scroll down to Main Goal.
    • Choose from Steps, Distance, Calories Burned, Active Minutes or Floors Climbed.
    • Sync your device.


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