Sleep mode fitbit inspire 2

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Thank you for getting in touch about this and providing details about what you're experiencing with your Inspire 2. 


Your Fitbit Inspire 2 automatically tracks your sleep when you wear it to bed, it will track basic stats about your sleep, including your time asleep, sleep stages (time spent in REM, light sleep, and deep sleep), and sleep score (the quality of your sleep). To see your sleep stats, sync your tracker when you wake up and check the Fitbit app. 


As mentioned by others before, when going to bed make sure that your Inspire 2 is "On Wrist" mode. Because when your Inspire 2 is set to On Clip, certain features are turned off, including heart-rate tracking, automatic exercise tracking, Active Zone minutes and water lock. 


@SunsetRunner Hi there! Sorry to hear what you've been experiencing with your tracker. Please check the scenarios mentioned in this article which might prevent you from getting sleep stages. 


Let me know how the troubleshooting goes. I'll be around if you have any additional questions. 


Your Fitbit Inspire 2 not tracking sleep? Read on for a list of things you can do to try and resolve the issue.

The activity band is a great choice if you’re after a low cost, discreet wearable. It will have you covered 24/7 when it comes to fitness and health monitoring. Inspire 2 lacks the bells and whistles of other Fitbit devices, but it does the basics pretty well.

The device was launched in August 2020 along with its more capable and more expensive siblings, Versa 3 and Sense. Despite the number, Inspire 2 is actually a third-generation device. The second iteration was dubbed Inspire HR. Hence, the strange naming convention.

In terms of looks, the $99 Inspire 2 does not differ very much from its predecessors. It adopts slight tweaks along with a “button-less” design. A major improvement is battery life. This has been doubled to 10 days. Other features worth mentioning include Active Zone Minutes, Cardio Fitness Level, Heart Rate Zones, Menstrual Health Tracking, Guided Breathing Sessions and more.

Fitbit Inspire 2 sleep tracking

Another of its functions is sleep tracking. The company’s sleep stats are pretty comprehensive – particularly for Fitbit devices that come with a built-in heart rate monitor.

Inspire 2 records sleep data automatically. There are no buttons for you to press or anything to do. All you need to remember is to wear the device when you go to bed. Fitbit uses accelerometer data to track your movements and the optical heart rate sensor to figure out when you are asleep.

Essential reading: Sleep tracking for those with a Fitbit

If all works well, you should see your overnight stats in the Fitbit smartphone app after a morning sync. It will appear in the dashboard. Click on the tile and that will take you throught to detailed information. This includes a plethora of data including time asleep, awake time, movement during sleep, sleep stages (Light, Deep and REM), sleep goals and sleep insights.

There’s also a Sleep Score which lets you know at a glance how rested you are. All in all, lot’s of data to sink your teeth into!

But sometimes you will open the app and find to your dismay there is no sleep data. Something has gone wrong. Needless to say, that can be very frustating. Time for some troubleshooting.

Fitbit Inspire 2 not tracking sleep – how do I resolve?

There’s a long thread on the Fitbit forums precisely on this topic. Frustrated users are complaining they wake up in the morning and the Inspire 2 on their wrist has not tracked sleep. If nothing, perhaps you might find some comfort in the fact that you are not alone with the problem.

Some users were confused. Did they need to initiate sleep tracking – press a button for it to begin. The answer is – no. Inspire 2 should monitor your sleep session automatically. The Fitbit on your wrist should be able to figure it out without you doing anything. You can, of course, choose the “I am sleeping” option in the smartphone app. But that kind of defeats the purpose. Everything should be automatic.

But obviously there is some sort of glitch in the system. Perhaps the way the tracker was designed (small form factor) makes it buggy for sleep tracking. Nevertheless, there are a few things you can do to try and resolve the issue.

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Turn on “On Wrist” mode

The first thing you should check is that the “On Wrist” mode is switched on. Inspire 2 can be worn on the wrist or as a clip. If the “On Clip” mode is active, the tracker does not monitor heart rate and some other features. This includes sleep tracking.

To find this open main clock face and scroll up to Settings. Choose that and scroll up or down to find the clip option.

Make sure there’s enough juice in the battery

Inspire 2 has excellent 10 day battery life. Which might give you a false sense of security. If the battery is critically low the wearable will turn off the sleep function automatically. So make sure you are topped up.

Restart your Inspire 2

The go-to solution for any issue with a Fitbit is to restart it. This often irons out any problem you might be experiencing. This is also the solution if you’re getting sleep data in the smartphone app but not on the Fitbit. We’ve written a detailed article on how to restart your device.

Are you wearing it correctly?

Make sure the Inspire 2 is snug against your wrist – but not too tight. For ideal results, Fitbit suggests you wear it a bit higher than you would during the day. In fact they suggest you wear it 2-3 finger widths above your wrist bone.

Change sleep setting

There is a “sensitive” setting which causes your tracker to record nearly all movements as time spent restless or awake. The “normal” setting counts significant movements as being awake (such as rolling over). Try one option – if it doesn’t resolve the issue try the other.

If nothing has worked your device might be faulty. Best to contact Fitbit Support directly in this case – your Inspire 2 might still be under warranty.

For completeness sake we though it might be useful to include a link to the Inspire 2 manual. This explains further what the sleep function is all about.

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Fitbit screen black not turning on screen wake not working

Are you tapping your Fitbit’s screen a dozen or more times, but it still doesn’t wake up and show you its clock face? Or tapping seems to work intermittently at best? And the only thing that seems to work is to press a button(s) on the side of your Fitbit to wake it up.

It’s usually a setting or two that’s caused this problem. So let’s dive in and see if we can get this quickly fixed.

If your Fitbit screen wakes up without issue but doesn’t stay on very long, check your Fitbit’s Settings > Display > Screen Timeout or Settings > Screen timeout feature instead. Then, increase the amount of time before your Fitbit’s screen turns off. Not all Fitbit’s offer this option, such as the Inspire Series.

And if your Fitbit won’t turn on at all and appears to be stuck on a black screen, check out this article instead: Fitbit display screen black and not working or turning on? Let’s fix it!

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Check if you enabled Sleep mode Display sleep mode in quick settings on Fitbit versa 3

It’s a little confusing since Fitbit offers a lot of features that include the word sleep.

To be clear, sleep mode is different than sleep tracking!

With sleep mode, your Fitbit turns off your screen while also muting things like notifications and other functions so you can get a good night’s sleep. 

Unfortunately, it’s easy to turn on Sleep mode on your Fitbit unintentionally!

And when it’s on, you disable your screen from waking automatically when you lift your wrist.

Plus, it dims your screen, so even if you tap your screen awake or use the side button to wake it, your screen may be difficult to see.

Not all Fitbits include Sleep Mode–currently, this feature is available on the Luxe, Inspire 2, Charge 3/4/5, Sense, and Versa Series.

Turn your Fitbit’s Sleep mode off

To check if you turned on Sleep Mode, go to your Fitbit’s Quick Settings menu (see information on how to do that below) and look for the crescent moon icon. Fitbit quick settings menu option for sleep mode

If it’s highlighted, it’s on. Tap it once to turn it off–it should gray out.

Check if you scheduled Sleep mode sleep mode scheduling on Fitbit Versa 3 using Settings app Quiet Mode

If you have constant problems with your Fitbit stuck in Sleep mode, you might have set it on a schedule where screen wake disables each night automatically at the same time and then turns off in the morning.

To look at your sleep mode schedule 

  1. Open the Settings app on your Fitbit.
  2. For the Sense and Versa Series:
    1. Choose Quiet Mode > Schedule mode and check if the toggle for Off-Hours is on. off hours scheduling toggle for Fitbit sleep mode for display
    2. If so, you enabled Sleep mode on a set daily schedule–scroll further down to change those hours or tap Off-Hours once to turn it off.
  3. For Charge 5 and Luxe:
    1. Go to Settings > Quiet Modes > Sleep Mode > Schedule.
  4. For the Charge 3/4 and Inspire Series:
    1. Select Sleep Mode and see if you turned on Schedule. To change its times, tap Sleep Interval or tap Schedule once to turn it off.

Find your Fitbit model’s Quick Settings menu Quick Settings menu on Fitbit watch

  • Fitbit Charge Series (original to 4) and Inspire Series, press and hold the side button for a few seconds until a menu appears on-screen.
    • When you turn off a setting, its icon dims and shows a line through it.
  • Fitbit Versa 3 and Sense, go to your clock face and swipe to the right.
  • Fitbit Luxe and Charge 5, swipe down from your clock face.
    • When you turn off a setting, the icon dims with a line through it.
  • Fitbit Ionic, Versa, and Versa 2, on your clock face, swipe down and tap the Quick Settings icon (looks like two sliders.)
  • For Versa Lite, swipe down on your clock face, scroll down past all your notifications and open Control Center, and then choose Quick Settings.

You can also change your screen wake settings using the Fitbit app or Fitbit online account dashboard.

  • Tap the Today tab > your profile picture or icon > your Fitbits device image from the app. Then, scroll down and turn Quick View on for the automatic setting) or off for the manual setting.) Quickview settings for screen wake in Fitbit app
  • For your online dashboard, under your account name, choose the Settings gear icon and select your device’s image. Then, scroll down and turn Quick View on “show clock” (automatic setting) or off (manual setting.) Quick view settings for screen wake on Fitbit website account dashboard

Turn on Always On Display mode, if available Fitbit always on display for watches

Using always-on display mode keeps your clock face visible at all times. This feature is currently available on newer model watches and not available on Fitbit trackers, like the Charge or Inspire Series.

Turning always-on display modes does drain your battery quickly and requires you to charge your Fitbit frequently.

However, when your Fitbit’s battery is critically low, the Always-on display automatically turns off.

Always on display for Fitbit Sense and Versa 3 and Versa 2

  1. For the Sense and Versa 3, Swipe right from your Fitbit’s clock face to open your Quick Settings.
    1. For Versa 2, swipe down from the top of your screen. Scroll past your notifications to open the control center and tap the Quick Settings slider icon.
  2. Tap the always-on display clock icon so it’s highlighted. Fitbit smartwatch Quick settings icon for always on display

Only low-power clock faces support always-on display mode.

If your preferred clock face doesn’t support always-on, you instead see just the current time as an analog or digital clock.

Choose this setting in the Fitbit Settings app > Display > Always-on display, then choose Analog or Digital.

Change how you wake up your Fitbit screenAutomatic On or Motion setting for screen wake on Fitbit

Most Fitbits offer a couple of ways to wake the screen. You reach this setting via your Fitbit’s Quick Settings menu (discussed above.)

  • Automatic (also called Quick View, Motion, Motion & Button, or On)–the screen turns on when you raise your wrist to look at your watch or tracker.
    • Upside–don’t need two hands to turn it on!
    • Downside–often turns on when you don’t need it and may drain your battery.
  • Manual (also called Button, Button Only, or Off)–wake the screen by tapping the display or pressing a side button(s.) 
    • Upside–only turns on your watch when you really want to see it.
    • Downside–need two hands to turn the Fitbit on!

The Inspire series also has an additional option of the Double-Tap in the Settings app Double Tap on Fitbit Inspire Series

With Double Tap ON, you can wake up your Fitbit with a very firm double-tap on its screen.

Double Tap only works when your Fitbit’s screen has been asleep (black) for more than 10 seconds. 

Tap your band instead of your Fitbit’s screen Tap Fitbit's band to turn on its screen

Have you tried all types of taps, from really hard ones to double or even triple taps but still, the screen doesn’t light up and respond? 

If you like the manual setting, try tapping on the band right above or below the Fitbit pebble instead of tapping on the screen. 

Don’t want to tap or press a button(s) to wake your Fitbit’s screen?

Use the automatic setting to turn on raise to wake. This setting turns your Fitbit’s screen on every time you lift your wrist to look at your device.

This automatic setting does drain your battery faster than the manual option.

Set your Fitbit screen to wake automatically when raising your wrist

Open your Fitbit’s Quick Settings, then tap the screen wake icon (looks like a watch) and change your Fitbit’s screen wake option to Automatic, so every time you lift your wrist to look at your Fitbit, it automatically turns on. Screen wake icon ON in Fitbit Quick Settings

Depending on your model, the automatic screen wake may show up as Auto, Motion, On, or a bright screen wake button (icon looks like a watch or lightbulb.) Fitbit Charge and Inspire Quick Setting for screen wake

Update your Fitbit’s firmware using the Fitbit app or Fitbit Connect for Mac and Windows

If there is an update ready for your Fitbit, take advantage of the bug and security fixes that come with firmware updates.

Another benefit of updating your Fitbit is that it often fixes other issues!

Check your Fitbit’s current version number vs. the latest release number

Check out this Fitbit page to see what the current firmware version is for your specific model.

Then, compare that version to the one your Fitbit currently uses.

In the Fitbit app, tap the Today tab > your profile picture > your device image. Find the firmware version number just below your device’s name. current Fitbit firmware version in the Fitbit app

Firmware updates can take some time to download to your device, so they might not show up on your device even when a newer version is listed.

How to update your Fitbit’s firmware in the Fitbit App

  1. Put your Fitbit on its charger and place it near your phone, tablet, or computer where you use the Fitbit app.
  2. Open the Fitbit app.
  3. Tap the Today tab > your profile picture or icon > choose your device’s image from the list.choose your Fitbit device from the Fitbit app account list
  4. Tap the pink Update banner. Fitbit app update tracker or watch using the app
    1. You only see if banner if an update is available and ready to download to your Fitbit.
  5. Follow the on-screen instructions to update.

Try updating your device using Fitbit Connect Fitbit Connect check for update for firmware

If your device works with Fitbit’s Connect app for Mac and Windows, try updating your device with that. 

  1. Connect your Fitbit device to your computer and open Fitbit Connect.
  2. In the Main Menu, choose Check for device update. 

Restart your Fitbit or reset itShutdown, turn off, or reboot fitbit

Restarting often fixes many problems by rebooting the Fitbit’s operating system.

You can restart most Fitbit smartwatches and trackers using the device’s Settings app and choosing Shutdown, Restart, Reboot, or About > Reboot Device.

For smartwatches like the Versa Series, Sense, and Ionic, you can also tap and hold the side button (or the back and bottom buttons for Ionic and original Versa) for 10 seconds and release when you see the Fitbit logo on the screen.

To review step-by-step instructions on restarting your Fitbit by model, see this article Need to restart or reset your Fitbit device? Learn the steps.

Reset your Fitbit back to its factory settings

If all the other tips failed to get screen wake working for you, setting it back to its factory standard is the last resort.

The downside of a factory reset is that it removes all your data, including any apps you added, all your personal information, including health and fitness metrics, any credit and debit cards for devices with Fitbit Pay, and other stored settings.

So before you reset, sync your Fitbit with the app or Fitbit Connect to preserve as much of your device’s data as possible.

After successfully syncing, tap the Settings app on your Fitbit and choose Clear User DataAbout > Factory Reset, Device Info>Clear User Data, or About > Clear User Data. 

To learn how to factory reset your specific model, see this article Need to restart or reset your Fitbit device? Learn the steps.


Hopefully, you are now able to wake your Fitbit’s screen. If not, it might be something else that’s causing your Fitbit not to show its screen.

Check out some additional tips in this article for dealing with a Fitbit that screen remains black.

A. Beth Whittenberger

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!

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