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Is Fitbit Waterproof? (Question Answered!)

People choose Fitbit for various reasons. Some choose Fitbit to track  their sleep patterns, others choose Fitbit to monitor their stress levels, whereas there are those that choose the tracker to monitor their daily exercise and activity levels.

What of those who want Fitbit to track their swimming workouts or those who may go to the shower with the watch? Is Fitbit waterproof in the first place?

Once you read through this post you will know whether Fitbit is waterproof as well as know what water resistance rating is given to it. Without wasting time let’s get the party started!

Important Thing to Know about Fitbit Waterproofing

It is important that you know Fitbit just like Apple Watches, Garmin Watches, Samsung Watches, etc are not entirely waterproof.

Smartwatches and activity trackers like Fitbit Sense, Versa 2, Versa 3, Charge 3, Charge 4, and Inspire 2, etc only water resistance up to a certain level and time in water. Waterproofing and water resistance are two different things.

Difference Between Waterproof and Water Resistance

When you say Fitbit is waterproof it means the watch offers complete barrier to water and that is not true because Fitbit resists water to a specific height and for a specific time.

On the other hand, saying Fitbit is water resistant, means the watch can only resist the penetration of water up to a specific degree.

Having explained that, you now know that Fitbit is only water resistant and not entirely waterproof.

Fitbit Waterproofing

We currently various types of Fitbit Watches. In the table provided below we indicate 6 and how much waterproof each of the watch is.

We also indicate water resistance rating of each Fitbit watch as well as tell you which of them can be worn in the swimming pool, shower, track swimming, and so on.

Fitbit ModelSmartwatch or Fitness TrackerWater ResistanceGo SwimmingTrack SwimmingUsed in the Shower
Fitbit SenseSmartwatchUp to 50 metersYesYesYes
Fitbit Charge SeriesFitness TrackerUp to 50 metersYesYesYes
Fitbit Versa SeriesSmartwatch Up to 50 metersYesYesYes
Fitbit Inspire SeriesFitness Tracker Up to 50 metersYesYesYes
Fitbit LuxeFitness Tracker50 metersYesYesYes
Fitbit Ace SeriesFitness TrackerUp to 50 metersYes (Except the first generation Fitbit Ace)NoYes

Is the Fitbit Inspire 2 Waterproof

Fitbit Inspire 2 is not 100%  waterproof but will resist water. The activity tracker has comes with a water resistance rating of 5 ATM, which means it can withstand up to 50 meter of water pressure.

The interesting thing part is that Fitbit Inspire 2 features a water lock mode that can either be activated manually or automatically to help prevent accidental taps and touches while swimming in the pool or at the beach.

Because Fitbit Inspire 2 is waterproof therefore, it can be worn in the swimming pool or the shower – you can  even have the watched strapped to your wrist while steam bathing in the sauna.

Is the Fitbit Charge 4 Waterproof?

Like Fitbit Inspire 2, Fitbit Charge  4 is not entirely waterproof but is water resistant. Fitbit Charge 4 as well as its brothers Fitbit Charge 2, Charge 3, and Charge 5 are water resistant up to 50 meters below water (5 ATM).

Having said that,  Fitbit Charge 2, Charge 3, Charge 4, and Charge 5 can be worn in the shower and swimming pool too.

Is the Fitbit Sense Waterproof?

Most Fitbit Watches are fitness trackers but Fitbit Sense is a smartwatch. Fitbit Sense is also come with a water resistance rating of 5 ATM  (withstands immersions of up to 50 meter below water).

In addition, in case you love swimming and would love to track your swimming activity opt for Fitbit Sense because it comes with a number of swim tracking features.

Is the Fitbit Ace Series Waterproof?

The Fitbit Ace Series comprises of the Fitbit Ace, Fitbit 2 and Fitbit Ace 3. Both Fitbit Ace 2 and Fitbit Ace 3 are designed and made for Kids.

Unfortunately, Fitbit Ace 2 and Ace 3 are not waterproof but have a water resistance rating of up to 50 meters.

That means your son or daughter can wear either of the watches in the swimming pool, in the shower or in the rain provided after either of the mentioned events the Ace 2 and Ace 3are rinsed with fresh and clean water.

Without failing to mention, the first generation Fitbit Ace is only shower-proof, taking it to to the pool signs its damage certificate. Click here in case you want to know how Fitbit Ace 2 and Ace 3 compare.

Important: Even though Fitbit smartwatches and fitness trackers are water resistant, the resistance does not stay permanent. Sad to say, when water resistance reduces on the watch there is nothing that can be done.

Fortunately, there are things and activities you can avoid to preserve water resistance, simply avoid shampoos, lotions, soaps, detergent, and perfumes. Also, do not attempt high water velocity activities e.g skiing with the watch strapped on your wrist.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Can You Wear a Fitbit in Water?

Fitbit smartwatches and activity trackers can be worn in water. An that is because Fitbit has made all its activity trackers and smartwatches apart from some of its first-generations water resistant up to 50 meters.

2. Which Fitbit Devices are Waterproof?

Get this Fitbit devices are not entirely waterproof. Apart from most first-generation Fitbits watches, all the other watches are waterproof.

Good Example of waterproof Fitbits include Fitbit Sense, Charge Series, Versa Series, Ace 2, Ace 3, and Inspire.

3. Can Fitbit Get Water Damaged?

As much Fitbit watches are water resistance we must tell they can also get water damaged.

To avoid this always make sure you rinse Fitbit with fresh water after swimming and dry it.

While in the show, avoid the use of soaps, detergents, shampoo, etc because they can help water get into the watch hence cause damage.

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