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Can You Swim With A Fitbit? (Question Answered!)

Apart from running, cycling, and weightlifting, Fitbit Charge, Inspire, Luxe, Sense, and Versa can track swimming. So, yes, you can swim with a Fitbit watch.

When you swim with Fitbit you get details such as calories burnt, distance swam, oxygen levels, and heart rate.

Why Use Fitbit While Swimming?

A recent feature, which is the Water Lock mode, makes Fitbits more adaptable to water activities. If you want in-depth data about your swimming, you can download the MySwimPro App. The app is designed to monitor your swimming, collect and analyze swimming reports.

Which Fitbit Shouldn’t You Take To The Pool?

Fitbit Ace 2 is not suitable for the pool. However, the Fitbit Ace can be a good Fitbit for the shower.

Which Fitbit Is Safe For Swimming?

The best Fitbits for swimming would be the Sense 2, Versa 4, Charge 5, and the latest Charge 6.The tracker automatically goes into swimming mode when it detects swimming sessions.

Unlike the other options, Fitbit Charge 5 comes at an affordable price that most swimmers can afford.

Is Fitbit Charge 4, Charge 5, and Charge 6 Waterproof?

Fitbit Charge 5 and Fitbit Charge 4 are not waterproof but water resistant up to 50 meters below water. Fitbit Charge 4, Charge 5, and Charge 6 are among the best waterproof Fitbits Watches that can track swimming.

Like the Ace, exposing the Fitbit Charge 4, Charge 5, and Charge 6 to detergents, soap, conditioners, shampoos, etc. could diminish water resistance capability.

What To Do When Fitbit Gets Wet?

According to Fitbit, if you get your tracker wet, the first thing is to switch it off, take it off, and air it outside to dry. You can have the tracker on once it’s completely dry.

In case of exposure to other liquids, run fresh water on the device, you can also use cleansers that are soap-free to clean.

When it comes to getting your Fitbit wet, I advise you to choose models that can be shut down. Not all Fitbits can be shut down unless they are out of charge. Examples of Fitbit models that can be shut down include Fitbit One, Sense, Surge, Ionic, Versa Series, Flyer, Ionic, and Blaze.

Is the Fitbit Versa 3 waterproof And Can You Swim With It?

Both the Fitbit Versa 2 and Fitbit Versa 3 are waterproof up to 164 feet below water. To be on the safe side, ensure that your dives with the Versa 3 are shallow.

How Does Fitbit Track Open Water Swimming?

Below is a brief explanation of how Fitbit monitors open swimming. First, ensure automatic swim tracking is turned on and then.

Step 1: Activate the swim tracking feature. To do so Open the Fitbit App, tap the Today Tab then the Profile Picture.

Step 2: Tap Settings, then Advanced Settings, then Swimming Settings.

Step 3: Input the length of the pool either in yards or meters.

To measure the distance of the pool divide the number of your strokes (SPL) by the Pool Distance (PD). What you get from the division is the Stroke Length (SL). This algebraic equation can figure out Tempo, Pace, and SL.

Pace = (Temp x SPL) over 100M where M stands for Meters.

Fitbit Models With Water Lock

Fitbit has included a water lock feature on their tracker to prevent accidental touches while recreating on the water. The water lock feature automatically disables the display and locks all the buttons. Notifications and other on-screen features are present but with the feature on, interactions are impossible.

To turn on the water lock feature on Fitbits do the following:

  • Long press the buttons on your activity tracker
  • A Water Lock icon will show, double tap the display. By doing this you will have activated the water lock on your Fitbit.

Once you are done swimming dry your Fitbit and then tap the screen twice to disable the water lock.

Open Water Swimming Fitness Trackers

Best fitness trackers for open water swimming include Fitbit Luxe, Versa 3, Inspire, Charge 5, Charge 6, Sense, Sense 2, and Versa 4.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Is Fitbit Inspire 2 Waterproof?

Inspire 2 isn’t completely waterproof. The tracker is only water-resistant up to 50 meters underwater. It’s best to use the tracker in the swimming pool, but only if the dives are shallow.

The Fitbit Inspire 2 comes with a water lock feature that automatically activates when water is detected.

For other Fitbits, you’ll need to manually activate the water lock feature. The Charge 4, Fitbit Versa 2, and Versa 3 are also alternatives to consider instead of using them in the pool.

2. Is Fitbit Charge 3/4/5/6/ Waterproof And Does it Track Swimming?

Fitbit Charge 3/4/5/6 can monitor your pace, pool length, distance, and time while swimming. This means that they are waterproof and therefore suitable for swimming.

3. Can You Swim With A Fitbit Ace?

Before you buy your kid a Fitbit Ace 2, you need to know that it cannot track swimming because it is not waterproof.

4. Can You Swim With A Fitbit Surge?

Fitbit Surge has a water resistance rating of 5ATM therefore, entering the pool with Fitbit Surge is very much okay.

5. Can I Wear My Fitbit Versa 2/3/4 In The Pool?

Fitbits Versa are water-resistant up to a depth of 50 meters, which means they can be worn while swimming.

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