Is your Fitbit’s Weather app not syncing or working? Steps to fix it
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Is your Fitbit’s Weather app not syncing or working? Steps to fix it

01/05/2022  |   479 Views

The Weather app is of my favorite apps on my Fitbit. I use both the app and the weather widget all the time to check current conditions in my neighborhood and get the forecast for the next few hours and days. I can even add a couple of additional locations to my Fitbit’s Weather app, like my parent’s hometown, so I can stay updated on what their weather is like.

After a recent update for my Fitbit Versa 3 and the Fitbit app, I noticed that my weather suddenly wasn’t updating or regularly syncing, so the forecast was almost always wrong. And the weather app started only showing my weather in Celcius rather than Fahrenheit.

So there were a few problems to work on to get my Fitbit’s Weather app back to normal. If your Fitbit isn’t showing your weather, is displaying it in a different temperature unit than before or shows the message to “sync the Fitbit mobile app to update,” read on and learn some tips to fix it!


Verify your Fitbit model supports the Weather app

Unfortunately, not all Fitbit models offer the Weather app. So if you don’t see the Weather app on your Fitbit or in the Fitbit app gallery, your model might not support it.

Currently, most Fitbit watches offer the weather app. That includes the Sense, Versa Series, and Ionic.

Many Fitbit trackers, especially newer models like the Charge 5, Luxe, Inspire 2, or HR, do not offer the weather app. Fitbit’s Charge 3 and 4 are trackers that currently support the Weather app.

We aren’t sure why Fitbit chose not to include the Weather app on the newer model trackers, but we know plenty of people want it! If your Fitbit model doesn’t include the Weather app, consider adding your feedback as a feature suggestion.

Is your Fitbit’s Weather app not syncing or working? Steps to fix it

How to set up the Weather App

If you are new to Fitbit or see a message on your Fitbit device to go to the Fitbit App to set up or sync the Weather, run through the following steps to get the Weather app working on your Fitbit.

  • Place your Fitbit on its charger and open the Fitbit app on your paired phone. Keep the Fitbit and your phone near each other.
  • Select your Fitbit account picture or icon and scroll down to App Settings.
  • Go back to your Account settings and choose your Fitbit device from the list.
  • Tap Gallery.
  • Make sure the tab at the top shows your Fitbit device and not Clocks or Apps.
  • Scroll down to the My Apps section.
  • Tap on the Weather app.
  • The weather app should show as Installed. If it is not installed, install it.
  • Scroll down and choose Permissions.
  • Toggle all the permissions you wish to grant the Weather app or choose Select All.
  • Go back to the previous screen and choose Settings.
  • Under Temperature Unit, tap Unit to select what you prefer: Celsius or Fahrenheit.
  • Under List of Cities, you should see the current location, and if you wish to add locations (up to two), choose Add city and then enter the city name or zip code.
  • Return to your Fitbit device’s setting and allow it to sync automatically, or choose the Sync Now button and wait for the Fitbit to sync with the app.
  • Once done syncing, open the Weather app on your Fitbit and see if everything shows up and is accurate!
  • If your Fitbit model supports widgets, adding the Weather app widget is a great way to quickly check your current weather without opening the Weather app. Just swipe up on your clock face to see all your widgets in a snapshot.

    You need to add the Weather widget to get it to show.

    I like having the Weather widget appear immediately when I swipe up on my Fitbit before I see other stats, like steps, heart rate, and so forth.

    How to change your Fitbit Weather app and widget from Celsius to Fahrenheit or vice-versa?

    One of the most common problems with the Weather app is that it displays a different temperature unit than you want.

    Luckily, that’s an easy fix!

    My Fitbit shows the weather for a different location

    If your Fitbit shows the Weather app, but the location and temperature are not correct for your current location, you likely need to update your location settings for both the Fitbit app and the Weather app.

  • Open the Fitbit app and choose your account picture or icon.
  • Scroll down to App Settings and toggle on Automatic Location or go to Location > and select Automatic.
  • Go back to your Account settings and choose your Fitbit device from the list.
  • Tap Gallery and scroll down to the My Apps section.
  • Tap on the Weather app.
  • Choose Permissions.
  • Toggle on Internet, Location, and Run in Background or choose Select All. If they are already on, toggle them off, wait a few seconds, and toggle them back on.
  • Return to your device’s settings and wait for the app to sync with your Fitbit, or choose the Sync Now button to manually force a sync.
  • My weather is still not working!

    Try these additional steps if you can’t get the Weather app to work after following the steps above.

    Using third-party weather apps on your Fitbit

    Fitbit’s weather app draws its weather forecast information from AccuWeather. At this time, you cannot change where the Weather app pulls its weather information from. But you can install third-party weather apps!

    Many of these third-party weather apps include clock faces so you can check the weather with just a glance at your watch–no interaction required!

    Take a look and see if any of these apps or clock faces meet your need for a weather app. Some are free, while others offer a subscription or one-time fee to use the app or clock face.

    Final thoughts

    Hopefully, your Fitbit now shows your current weather and stays updated throughout the day.

    If you still have trouble with the Weather app or discover another way to get the app working, please let us know in the comments section to pay it forward with all of our readers.