Fitbit Symbols And What They Mean

In the Fitbit watch and app, there are numerous symbols and icons. For some, particularly those who are new to using the watch and app, identifying the meanings of these symbols and icons can be quite challenging. That is why I am here to decode all the Fitbit symbols and icons and explain what they all mean. If you find it difficult to identify the meanings of Fitbit symbols and icons, just keep reading this guide.

Fitbit Symbols/Icons and What They Mean

We have different types of icons and symbols available on Fitbit that are used for default settings, workout tracking, and health activities. The icons and symbols are in the table below for easy reference and understanding.

SymbolNameMeaning (Description)
 Today Fitbit symbol (icon)TodayTap the icon to view your daily metrics in the Fitbit app on your phone. You will find the Today icon in the Fitbit app.
 Fitbit symbol (icon) for settingsSettings Select this icon when you want to access settings on your smartwatch or fitness tracker. All Fitbit watches including the Fitbit Ace for kids have the settings option.
 sleep symbol (icon)Sleep Mode (#1)Tap on this symbol to silence notifications and dim the display light for better sleep. The Sleep Mode symbol is on the Fitbit Sense, Versa, Luxe, Charge, and Inspire Series.
 sleep symbol (icon) 2Sleep Mode (#2)Choose this icon to mute everything apart from alerts on a Fitbit Sense, Inspire, Charge, Luxe, and Versa. Tapping this figure will also dim the light on your Fitbit display.
 On WristTap on this symbol when you want your Fitbit Charge to be on the wrist. The on-wrist symbol is on the watch (Fitbit Charge Series).
 screen brightness icon (symbol) on FitbitScreen BrightnessTap this icon whenever you wish to adjust the screen brightness of your Fitbit. The screen brightness icon is available in Fitbit Charge, Inspire, Luxe, Sense, and Versa Series.
 music symbol (icon)MusicTap this image whenever you want to control the music playing on your phone from your Fitbit.
 Clocks AppIf you tap this symbol your watch will go to saved clock faces, and from there you can swipe through to see the clock faces saved on your Fitbit Versa 3, Versa 4, Sense, or Sense 2.
 do not disturb icon (symbol)Do Not Disturb (DND)Do Not Disturb or DND is the symbol to tap to silence everything on your tracker for total focus. Fitbit Ace 3, Charge, Inspire, Luxe, Sense, and Versa Series have the Do Not Disturb icon.
 Water LockTap the water lock icon to stop your Fitbit from registering taps and touches while in the swimming pool or shower. You’ll find this option on all Fitbit watches including Fitbit Ace 3.
 Fitbit PayTap this picture to pay for goods and services cashlessly with your watch. Unfortunately, this icon is not available on every Fitbit Watch.
 Alarm Tap the alarm symbol on your Fitbit Luxe, Charge, Sense, Inspire, or Versa and your kids Ace 2 or Ace 3 to set alarms. You never wake up or get to a meeting late with the alarm
 Auto Wake Choose the icon to set your device to automatically turn on the display when you raise, move, or twist the wrist.
 Quick SettingsTap the Quick Settings icon to access basic staff on your Fitbit Sense, Inspire, Luxe, or Versa.
 WeatherFitbit watches display weather information, to access the current weather information find and tap the weather image.
 Discovery The discovery tab is in the Fitbit app. Tap the Discovery tab to explore and discover the features Fitbit offers.
 Heart RateThe heart rate icon shows the rate at which your heart is beating in real time. You’ll see the symbol on the watch and Fitbit app.
 Activity Zone MinutesIt represents the time spent on elevated cardio, fat-burning zone, and peak during a workout.
 SpO2Fitbit can measure your blood oxygen levels. Tap the SpO2 icon to check your current blood oxygen level.
 DistanceThe distance image will tell you the total length of the distance you’ve covered throughout the day.
 calorie burn symbol for FitbitCaloriesThe image looks like a flame. What this symbol on Fitbit means is the number of calories burned and consumed.
 FloorThis symbol shows you the number of floors your Fitbit watch has detected you’ve climbed.
 Exercise App This icon is on your watch. When you tap the icon you open other symbols including run and walk.
 swim activity icon for FitbitSwimming Some Fitbit watches can track swim workouts. For instance,  tap the swimming icon on your Fitbit Versa 4, Charge 6, or Sense 2 to record your swimming workout.
 Hours Slept As the name suggests this icon represents the total number of hours you were asleep during the night.
 Steps Represented with a shoe, this icon represents the number of steps your Fitbit Sense, Versa, Charge, Luxe, or Inspire has calculated as you walk.
 Play Tap the icon when you want to start a workout on your watch.
 PauseTap the icon when you want to pause the current workout on your watch.
 EndTap the icon when you want to stop and exit the current workout on your watch.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What Do the 3 Chevrons Mean on Fitbit?

The 3 Chevrons pointing up can be seen on the Fitbit Watch and they represent your Active Zone Minutes.

2. What Does the Broken Heart Symbol on Fitbit Mean?

When you see the broken heart symbol displayed on your Fitbit, it means your heart rate is irregular. In this case, perform a breathing workout to fix the issue.

3. What Does the Battery and Exclamation Symbol Mean on Fitbit?

The battery and exclamation symbol on your watch means the battery is low. Connect it to the charger. If this exclamation blinks, it means you need to address the issue urgently.

4. Why is My Fitbit Showing an Exclamation Point?

When the red exclamation mark or point shows, it means a software update is available or your watch needs charging.

5. What is the Circle Symbol on My Fitbit?

It is a shortcut. Tap the circle symbol to open quick settings on your Versa 3, Sense, Versa 4, and Sense 2.

6. What is the Moon Symbol on Fitbit?

The purpose of the Moon symbol on the tracker is to mute notifications and dim the screen for a peaceful sleep during the night.

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Jashon Kanaiza

I’m Jashon Kanaiza, a lover of life, books, gadgets, and coffee. I spend hours testing, researching, reviewing, and troubleshooting wearable tech by an array of brands. My goal with JayFinity is to help you push your wearable to its limit. From tips to how-to guides to reviews, you deserve the best wearable information – without a paywall behind it.

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