Several users wonder whether it is okay to wear Fitbit in the shower. The answer is yes! You can wear your Fitbit Sense, Versa, Charge, Luxe, or Inspire in the shower. However, while in the shower detergents, soap, shampoo, and conditioners may leak into the watch and cause damage.
What Fitbit Can I Wear In The Shower?
Most Fitbits are made waterproof but not 100%. They will resist water up to depths of 50 meters. Below is a summarized table of the two of the best waterproof Fitbits that you can shower with.
|Water Resistant Up to 50 Meters
|Water Resistant Up to 50 Meters
1. Fitbit Luxe
Fitbit Luxe has a water resistance rating of 5ATM meaning it can be immersed up to 50 meters below water. It is therefore not only safe for taking showers, it can also be for swimming. Fortunately, the Fitbit Luxe fitness tracker comes at a friendly price.
2. Fitbit Sense
Like the Fitbit Luxe, the Fitbit Sense has a water resistance rating of 5ATM. If you are not for Luxe then Fitbit Sense might be your next waterproof Fitbit for taking a shower. Unfortunately, Fitbit Sense comes at a slightly higher price.
Can Fitbits Get Wet and What Should You Do When It Gets Shower?
Yes, Fitbit devices can get wet when introduced to water. If water leaks into your Fitbit while in the shower do the following to get it dry:
Step 1: Switch off your Fitbit. When you power off Fitbit currents stop flowing.
Step 2: Get a bowl and dry rice.
Step 3: Pour the dry rice into the bowl.
Step 4: Deep the Fitbit in the bowl of dry rice. The rice will gradually absorb water from Fitbit.
Step 5: Let the watch stay in the dry rice for at least 24 hours as the rate of water absorption is slow.
Step 6: Take your Fitbit out of the rice after 24 hours, connect it to the charger, and try to turn it on. Once it powers on disconnect the charger and wear it to resume tracking activities.
If your Fitbit won’t turn on after the above troubleshooting contact Fitbit’s Customer Support for professional help.
What to Do When a Non-Waterproof Fitbit Gets Wet
If you mistakenly showered with a non-waterproof Fitbit here is what to do after it gets wet.
Step 1: Make sure the Fitbit Watch is off with no casing.
Step 2: Take it outside and let the sun do the drying.
As the watch dries keep an eye on the weather. You don’t want rain falling on the device because if it does it may worsen the situation.
Fitbit Water Lock: The Mode to Turn On Before Going to the Shower
The Fitbit display will touch without you knowing when wet. To prevent this from happening it is best you turn on its water lock feature.
What the water lock feature does is it disables everything on your Fitbit including the buttons and display to avoid accidental touches by water. To turn on the water lock mode on Fitbit follow these simple steps:
Step 1: swipe down from the top of the screen to go to quick settings.
Step 2: In quick settings find the Water Lock icon, tap on it, and then double-tap to activate the water lock mode.
Notifications and alarms will still be visible from the home screen but interacting with them will not be possible until you finish showering and turn off the Water Lock. To turn off the water lock on your Fitbit do the following:
Step 1: Double-tap wake up the water lock screen on your Fitbit.
Step 2: Double-tap on the water lock screen to turn off the water lock mode.
Some Fitbits need taps to disable the mode while others require you to press the button. Fitbit Watches with the water lock feature include Fitbit Sense, Sense, Versa 3, Versa 4, Charge 6, Charge 3, Inspire 2, Inspire 3, Luxe, and Charge 4.
Can My Fitbit Get Wet When Accidently Mixed With Laundry
Yes, it can! Expect your Fitbit to become wet when you mistakenly through it into the laundry machine. Do the following in case this happens:
- Remove the watch from the laundry machine and power it off.
- Get rid of any casing and screen protector.
- Wiping the device with a clean lint-free cloth soaked with fresh water.
- Try to get rid of all detergent deposits on the watch with the cloth.
- Finally, get an absorbent cloth and wipe away the excess water.
Keep the device off for at least 24 hours before turning it on. While you wait for this period to end you can dip the watch into a bowl of dry rice for total dryness. If the watch won’t turn on report the issue to the Fitbit Support Team.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. Can I Wear My Fitbit Versa 2 or Inspire 2 in the Shower?
Fitbit Versa 2 and Inspire 2 have a water resistance rating of 5ATM. That means they can withstand the presence of water in the shower and emersions in bathtubs.
2. Can Water Ruin a Fitbit?
Yes, it can. If you leave Fitbit in water for a prolonged period of 2+ hours it might get damaged. Also, don’t exceed the recommended depth because if you do the water pressure may damage your Fitbit device.
Fitbits are water-resistant meaning you can wear them in the shower. They can endure water up to a certain level. It is not advised to expose them to hot water or vapor in the saunas or hot tubs, as this can cause damage. The only safe place to wear a Fitbit as far as bathing is concerned is in the shower or bathtub.