Charging is the simplest care you can offer your Fitbit. To charge, plug the charger into a power source and connect the charging end to Fitbit.
Here’s the thing, not all Fitbits are rechargeable this way, old models like Fitbit One and Fitbit Zip cannot be charged because their batteries are removable. Replacement batteries for Fitbit Zip and One are available in wearable stores near you.
Models like Fitbit Sense, Versa, Charge, Luxe, and Ace charge from power sources like a computer, power bank, or socket with a charge cable.
Here is How to Charge a Fitbit Watch
Step 1: Plug the charger of your Fitbit to a power source, this can be your computer, power bank, or wall charger.
Step 2: Plug or clip the charging end on the charging plates at the back of your Fitbit.
Step 3: Now, allow your Fitbit to Charge!
How to Tell if Your Fitbit is Charging?
Fitbit has a LED indicator in every rechargeable model. This LED turns red when charging. If the indicator doesn’t light up check the connection of your charger.
If the charging connection is okay then consider the USB charger the problem.
How Long Does it take to Charge a Fitbit?
A Fitbit should take from 1 to 2 hours to charge to completion. Once Fitbit is fully charged the LED indicator automatically turns off.
How Long Does Fitbit Keep or Store Charge?
After a complete charge Fitbit Watches can last for 5 to 7 days in normal use. When the power power-hungry features like GPS and Bluetooth are on the runtime is reduced to about 10 hours.
How To Check Battery Level On Fitbit
To know how much charge you have left on your Fitbit follow the simple steps outlined below:
Step 1: On your paired phone, open the Fitbit App.
Step 2: Tap on the Today’s tab and you will see how much charge is left on your Fitbit.
Alternatively, use a Fitbit watch face that displays the battery level.
How to Extend the Battery Life of Your Fitbit
One of the ways you will prolong your Fitbits battery life is by ensuring the temperatures of you surrounding are between 32°F to 115°F.
Abnormal temperatures (very high or very low temperatures) affect the battery life the wrong way.
Make sure your Fitbit is firm on the wrist because when it moves continuously the display turn on and off and as a result more charge is used.
Activating auto-brightness on Fitbit would also helps to extends the battery life. Fortunately, most Fitbit watches like the recent Fitbit Charge 6, Sense 2, and Versa 4 feature the auto-brightness feature.
If your Fitbit doesn’t have the auto-brightness feature you can manually do the adjustment.
Turn off built-in sensors like GPS and Bluetooth when not in use because they consume a lot of charge.
How to Charge a Fitbit Without Charger
Fitbits cannot charge wirelessly. Fitbit is yet to come up with such a model. You need your charger to juice up the tracker when out off or low on charge.
How To Charge Fitbit Without a Computer
When Fitbit is out of charge and you are away from your computer, plug the cable into your power bank and connect the charging end to your Fitbit to charge.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. How Long Does it Take to Charge a Fitbit Inspire
Like most fitness trackers, Fitbit inspire takes 60 to 120 minutes to charge completely. Once charged to completion it shows a battery icon with a smile.
2. How Long Does It take to Charge a Fitbit Blaze?
It take Fitbit Blaze up to 2 hours to charge to completion depending on the current power levels.
3. How Often Do You Need to Charge a Fitbit?
Even when turned off Fitbit slowly discharges because of the operations it executes. For this reason, make sure you Fitbit Charge, Versa, Sense, Inspire, or Luxe is 100% charged before disconnecting it from the charger.
4. How Long Does it Take to Charge a New Fitbit?
A brand new Fitbit will take utmost 2 hours to charge to completion because they already have slight charge on them.
5. Are There Fitbits with Replaceable Batteries?
Fitbit One and Fitbit Zip are the two fitness trackers that use replaceable batteries. Fortunately, these batteries can last for long that is, 5 to 6 months.
All the charging tips shared here are applicable to all Fitbit watches except the one with non-rechargeable batteries. Charging Fitbit is not complicated. It only becomes complicated when the charging cable or charging plates on Fitbit are damaged.