Free Fitbit Clocks & Apps and tips
[New: See common Troubleshooting below]
( last revised 2021-10-03)

 
Installable Apps
 

[can be also used as Addons, easy access, for the SimpleClockPro clock face below]
            
Click image, or link, for full documentation & the image for installing from the Gallery [instructions below]


SimpleTimer

Full Featured timer
with many options
SimpleCalendar

Easy to track days of
the weeks and months
SimpleCalculator

 
Quickly calculate Tips or
other calculations
on your watch

SimpleCheckUp

Check your watch without
opening your phone
SimpleVibrate

Check your watch vibration characteristics


Timer

Calendar

Calculator



checkup

vibrate

Standalone app

[
For all Ionic, Versas, Sense]

To close -
Double tap counter


SimpleClockPro
(Addon
from Vx.5.35)
[For Versa 2, Versa 3, Sense only]

Double Tap
Seconds


Standalone app

[
For all Ionic, Versas, Sense]

To close - Back button
or Double tap Year


SimpleClockPro
(Addon
from Vx.5.24)
 
[For all Ionic, Versas, Sense]
 
Double Tap
Weekday


Standalone app

[For all Ionic, Versas, Sense]

To close - Back button
or Double tap Clr

 
SimpleClockPro
(Addon
from Vx.5.24) 
[
For all Ionic, Versas, Sense]

Double Tap
Active Zone minutes


New
Standalone app

[For all Ionic, Versas, Sense]

To close - Back button
or tap or

.

Checks watch state & details




New
Standalone app

[For all Ionic, Versas, Sense]
 
To close - Back button



.






Tip: Apps must be installed separately, to be used as an Addon to SimpleClockPro.


  Clock faces

SimpleClockPro or SimpleClockDuo, Digital mode documentation

Professional full featured clock faces to keep track of all your health and watch details and chargings

[SimpleClockPro has a few more features than SimpleClockDuo]

Sense, Versa 3
Click image to install [instructions at the end]


           Sense


SimpleClockPro-L

Special left handed version for Sense, Versa 3

Rotated

This version allows the watch face to be rotated on the right arm to protect the button from inadvertent action.


Versa, Versa Lite, Versa Special Edition, Versa 2
Click image to install [instructions at the end]
 
          batlo


Ionic
Click image to install [instructions at the end]

    ionic  ionic  ionic


Quick Clock/App Install

Using your phone in
portrait mode,

- click on an APP image to see the full documentation, then click on the App image in the documentation, or
-
click on the appropriate clock image for your watch type

When the Galley install page appears, click on
OPEN APP. [
If you don't see the OPEN APP use the slow install method below.]
 

If you get an error message that the clock is not for your watch, go back and click the correct clock image for your watch.
All Ionic, Versa and Sense watches are supported.


 

Slow Clock/App Install

Go to the Fitbit App
=> click on the Profile photo
=> click on the Device photo

=>
click on the Clocks or Apps tile
=> click on
ALL CLOCKS or
ALL APPS 
=
> click the search icon and in the search clocks faces or apps field enter
SimpleClockPro and do the search


Older watch faces with less features

SimpleClock,
SimpleClockAnalog,
SimpleClockWatch


Simple troubleshooting - [most common issues]


1. Problems with SpO2 or heart rate

If you aren't getting the SpO2 consistently or frequently enough, consider these options.


2. Problems with sudden short battery life

If the battery life suddenly changes following

Note: You can check in the store or the clock face install description when there were recent updates,
In the Fitbit App, click Profile photo and Help & Support to see the current installed version.
In the clock face install description, if it doesn't propose an update then that is the level currently installed.
To see firmware level if the watch is synced, in the
Fitbit App click Profile photo and Device photo.

  1. try restarting the watch
  2. try disabling the phone's Bluetooth [if this restores normal battery usage it may be a result of a fault in the Fitbit App]
  3. try temporarily changing clock face to a Fitbit one [if this restores normal battery usage it may be a fault in the updated clock face]

3. Problems syncing

If you can, install and use the SimpleCheckUp app.

  1. try restarting the watch.
  2. try restarting the phone.
  3. try logout of the Fitbit App [you will need the password to login again, if its not saved on the phone].
  4. On Android, login to the Fitbit App, go to the phone's home screen without closing the App.
  5. Click on the popup sync notification and wait for it to pair and link.

4. Problems staying synced

If you can, install and use the SimpleCheckUp app.

  1. try restarting the watch.
  2. try restarting the phone.
  3. Make sure the phone is not closing either Bluetooth or the Fitbit App to save battery.

4. Problems with time

If you can, install and use the SimpleCheckUp app.

  1. Check your phone time is correct and is set to network time.
  2. Check the Fitbit App is set to automatic time zone [Profile photo, App settings].
  3. Check your watch is synced.
The time should be set automatically when the watch is synced with the phone, sometimes it may be necessary to restart both.
The time may be set when the watch is charging at more than 50% battery and in range of it's wifi connection.
Note: If the watch is not syncing it cannot set the time, unless it happens while charging.

If a watch is losing [or gaining] time between normal charges [every 4 to 6 days] at a rate of more than 10 seconds per month it may be faulty.


5. Problems charging your Sense or Versa 3

These watches have been out a year and if your watch stops charging out of warranty you may need a new charge cable.


Cable Head

This one from China is better made, more sturdy than the original and only costs less than $3,
comes in short cable for travel [30 cm, 1 foot] or long for home [1m or 3 feet].

The pins are longer and more firmly positioned.

It may be useful to have one on standby given the problems with the original cables.



6. Problems with specific Notifications not arriving on the watch

If after defining Notifications, App Notifications in the Fitbit App the messages still do not arrive on the watch but others do,
Consider Macrodroid - it has 5 macros free.

This tool is able to intercept any app Notification appearing on the phone and issue a new one which will appear on the watch.

The macro is simple:

Trigger: Detect the specific App notification
Action: Delete it and issue a
Macrodroid one

Of course Macrodroid needs to be added to the list of apps that messages show on the watch