We all know that Fitbit is a well-known manufacturer of fitness-oriented smartwatches and bands. Now it belongs to Google and the brand has grown because of cutting-edge inventions like an EDA scanner, an electrocardiogram, and a “Smart Wake” function. This article will teach you about the Fitbit Smart Wake Alarm function and how to set it up and use it.
What is Fitbit Smart Wake?
Smart Wake, a Fitbit function, explains itself. What is its exact function?
Smart Wake, which is available on Fitbit wearables, works similarly to an artificial intelligence-powered smart alarm. When you set an alarm on your bracelet or watch, enable this option. The Fitbit will begin analyzing your sleep patterns 30 minutes before your scheduled alarm time to identify the best time to wake you up.
For one, getting up in the middle of the night may leave you feeling hazy and disoriented for several hours, if not all day. Your lack of energy and excitement might lead to a miserable morning. On the contrary, if you wake up at the lightest period of sleep, you will feel rested even if you just slept for a few hours.
Fitbit employs onboard sensors and algorithms to detect whether you are in a light or deep sleep cycle, allowing it to wake you up at the most appropriate time. When the watch determines you are in the lightest level of sleep and it is time to get up, it vibrates and sounds an alarm.
Assume you set your alarm at 7 a.m. and enabled Smart Wake. The band will scan for the ideal moment to wake you up during the 30 minutes before the alarm (6:30-7 am) (6:30-7 am). Furthermore, if the band or wristwatch is unable to establish the current time, it will still notify you at the set alarm time.
The Benefits of Fitbit Smart Wake
Fitbit’s Smart Wake feature assists you in the following ways by notifying you at the appropriate time:
- You wake up each day feeling revitalized and energized
- Despite getting little sleep, waking up in the lightest sleep state still makes you feel better
- By avoiding rousing yourself when you are in the midst of a deep sleep cycle, you are less likely to feel weary and sluggish afterward
- Wearing your Fitbit to bed every day and enabling the smart wake feature will help you sleep better
How to Use Fitbit Smart Wake Alarm
If you’re using your Fitbit to set an alarm, you can also use the smart wake option. We’ll show you how to set the Fitbit Charge 5’s smart wake alarm:
Swipe left from the band’s home page. Select it from the Alarms sub-menu of the menu.
Turn on Fitbit Smart Wake Alarm
After you’ve set the alarm, scroll down and turn on the SMART WAKE toggle.
Read the information and then click OK.
There you have it! You have successfully activated Fitbit Smart Wake! It will now attempt to wake you up 30 minutes before your planned alarm time, at the most opportune point in your sleep cycle. And even if it doesn’t, the alarm will sound at the scheduled time.
It is crucial to note that the method for enabling smart wake on different Fitbit devices may differ. Smart wake is accessible immediately from the alarm settings.
Is my Fitbit device compatible with Smart Wake?
Fitbit smart bands and watches do not all support smart wake. The following Fitbit smartwatches and bands support the smart wake feature:
- Fitbit Ionic
- Charge 3
- Charge 4
- Charge 5
- Sense 2
- Versa 2
- Versa 3
- Versa 4
My Experience with Smart Wake
For almost a week, I used the Fitbit Smart Wake function on my (now old) Fitbit Sense. For the most part, the function worked wonderfully by setting the alarm during the light periods of sleep. And it reflected in the energy of the day and how I felt when I woke up. If used regularly, it drastically alters the game in my opinion.
If Smart Wake does not work on your Fitbit, check sure the watch is properly worn. On your wrist, it should be neither too loose nor too tight.
This was all about the Smart Wake function on Fitbit devices. I hope you now understand how to enable and utilize the Fitbit Smart Wake alarm on your watch or fitness band. Please share your thoughts on this feature in the comments section, and stay tuned for more useful posts!
Last Updated on September 24, 2022
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