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How to change your Fitbit’s temperature from Celsius to Fahrenheit or vice-versa

Change Fitbit temperature unit

Is your Fitbit showing the current temperature or your weather forecast in Celsius instead of Fahrenheit or vice-versa?

If so, you can easily change your temperature unit to your preference using the Fitbit app. To learn how, read on!

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How to change your Fitbit’s temperature unit using the Fitbit app

If you sync your Fitbit with the Fitbit app on your phone or another mobile device, adjusting the temperature unit for your Fitbit is pretty easy! 

Your Fitbit must support the Weather app–and surprisingly, not all models do. In particular, many Fitbit trackers like the popular Inspire Series or Luxe do not offer the Weather app, while watch models like the Versa Series and Sense do.

So first, check that your Fitbit model offers the weather app.

  1. Open the Fitbit app and tap your account picture or icon at the top. account icon in the Fitbit app
  2. Scroll down to Settings and tap App Settings. Fitbit app App Settings
  3. Select Units. Units and other metrics in App Settings on Fitbit app
  4. Scroll down to Temperature and tap your preference (Fahrenheit or Celsius) to checkmark it. Units in Fitbit app App Settings
  5. Return to the main account menu and tap your Fitbit device in the top list. Fitbit app list of Fitbit devices on your Fitbit account
  6. Choose the Gallery tile at the top. Gallery tab in Fitbit app for access to Fitbit device apps
  7. Scroll down to the My Apps section and tap the Weather app. Apps including Weather app in Fitbit app My Apps section
  8. Choose Settings. weather app Fitbit settings and permissions
  9. Look under Temperature Unit and if it’s incorrect, tap it to change it. update Fitbit device temperature unit of measurement
  10. Checkmark your preferred temperature unit and press Done.
  11. Return to your Fitbit device’s menu and scroll down and tap Sync Now to update these changes to your Fitbit watch.

Want to see the weather on your Fitbit’s clock face? weather and current temperature on Fitbit clock face

One thing I love about the Apple Watch is that you get the current weather and temperature on most watch faces. It seems that with Fitbit, most of the Fitbit designed clockfaces don’t include this feature.

So to see the weather and current temperature with just a glance at your Fitbit, you’ll need to install a third-party clock-face that supports it.

Unfortunately, not all Fitbits offer third-party clockfaces! You’ll find them for the watches but not the trackers.

To find a clock face that shows the current temperature and weather, do the following:

  1. Open the Fitbit app, choose your account at the top, and select your Fitbit device from the list.
  2. Select Gallery.
  3. Choose the Clocks tab at the top. Fitbit app Gallery to see Clock faces available
  4. Tap the magnifying glass and search for Weather, Temperature, Free Weather, or something similar.
  5. In the search results, scroll down to the Clocks section and tap View All to see your options. Clock face search results in Fitbit app
  6. Review the available options and select the one you like. Remember that some clocks require payment while others are free. Fitbit app clock face search results
  7. Tap Install. Fitbit app install a new clock face on Fitbit
  8. Allow the clockface access to your permissions or select which permissions you wish to allow. Give a clock face permission to view and display your Fitbit data
  9. Once installed on your Fitbit, tap Settings to make changes. Change permissions or settings on a clock face using Fitbit app
  10. To change clock face variables, including the temperature unit, look for a weather setting like use Fahrenheit or Use Celsius (or something similar.) change temperature unit and measurement to Fahrenheit or Celsius on third party Fitbit clock face

The settings are different for each clock face so that you may see more or fewer options for your chosen clockface.

I love my Versa 3’s clock face that now shows the current temperature and conditions, along with my battery’s current status!

Final thoughts

Hopefully, you can now see the current temperature in your preferred weather unit of measurement. 

If your Fitbit isn’t updating to the latest weather information, check out this article for steps to fix that: Is your Fitbit’s Weather app not syncing or working? Steps to fix it.

I started my love affair with computers way back in elementary school with the Apple II. Since then, I've worked with technology in my career as a media educator and videomaker. I have an MFA in media making from Temple University, where I also taught undergrads as an adjunct faculty member. So I know a thing or two about teaching others and creating how-to guides! After a cancer diagnosis, I turned to mobile technology like my Apple Watch to help me monitor my health throughout my chemotherapy treatment and later, to regain my wellness once in remission. I love sharing how to understand and use mobile tech, like smartwatches and phones, as a tool for empowerment to live our best and healthiest lives!

2 COMMENTS

  1. These instructions aren’t working for me and my Fitbit Sense. There is no account settings menu when I click on my picture. I can find menu for changing to Feet, lbs., and fluid oz. But there is nowhere I can find to get the temperature changed to Fahrenheit.

    • Hi Geoff,

      I just ran through the instructions and they work for me on iPhone 12 running latest iOS and Fitbit app version.

      Try the following;

      1) Open the Fitbit app.
      2) Tap the account icon or picture at the top left.
      3) Choose your Fitbit Sense from the list.
      4) Tap Gallery.
      5) Scroll down and under My Apps, choose the Weather app.
      6) Tap Settings underneath the weather app.
      7) Change the temperature unit there.

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