How Long Do Fitbit Batteries Last Before Replacement

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Are you wondering how long does a Fitbit battery last before replacement?

If yes then you have come to the right article. In this article, I will share how many years does a Fitbit battery last. And I will also tell you how long a fully charged Fitbit Sense, Blaze, Charge, Versa, etc. lasts. Not only this, but at the end of this article, I will also share some pro tips with you to increase the battery life of your Fitbit fitness tracker or smartwatch.

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How Long Do Fitbit Batteries Last?

How Long Do Fitbit Batteries Last

Without further ado, let me address the elephant in the room, i.e. How long do Fitbit batteries last?

But wait, do you want to know how long does Fitbit battery last before replacement? Or do you want to know how long does the fully charged Fitbit lasts?

There is a bit of confusion, don’t you think? So, let me tell you the answer to both questions one by one. You can go to the part that solves your query and you can ignore the other if you want.

How Long Does A Fully Charged Fitbit Last?

Let me first tell you about the battery life of Fitbit smartwatches and fitness trackers, i.e. how long do they last on a single charge?

There are multiple Fitbit watches and fitness bands available in the market so let me tell you how many days of battery life each one of them provides.

Fitbit Smartwatch Or Fitness Tracker

Claimed Battery Life

Fitbit One

2 Weeks

Fitbit Zip

6 Months

Fitbit Flyer

6 Hours

Fitbit Inspire 2 & 3

10 Days

Fitbit Alta HR & Fitbit Charge 3, 4, 5

7 Days

Fitbit Ace, Ace 2, Alta, Blaze, Charge 2, Flex 2, Ionic, Inspire, Inspire HR, Luxe

5 Days

Fitbit Ace 3

8 Days

Fitbit Versa & Versa Lite

4 Days

Fitbit Sense, Sense 2, Versa 2, 3, 4

6 Days

This is how much you can expect the Fitbit fitness bands and smartwatches to last on a single charge. The above-mentioned battery life is according to Fitbit itself, however, you can expect the battery life of these Fitbits to be a little lesser in real-world usage.

How To Increase The Fitbit Battery Life?

Let me now tell you some pro tips that you can use to increase the battery life of your Fitbit smartwatch or fitness tracker so that you will have to charge it less frequently.

1) Turn Off Always On Display

Fitbit Always On Display

Always on display is a great feature to have, it displays important things all the time on your watch. However, it is also one of the factors that contribute the most to draining the battery life of your Fitbit watch. Therefore to increase the battery life of your Fitbit, you should turn off the always-on display.

2) Switch Off The Turn Your Wrist To Wake Feature

If you want to see the time or other things on your Fitbit then all you have to do is turn your wrist and the screen of your Fitbit wakes up. However, you might have noticed that it even gets turned on when you move your hand, which again consumes a lot of battery. Therefore you should also turn off this feature if you want to increase the battery life of your Fitbit watch.

3) Turn On Auto Brightness

Fitbit Brightness

Whenever you are inside your home or office, you might not need the full brightness of your Fitbit screen to see things clearly, right? Full brightness mode eats up a lot of battery of your Fitbit. Therefore, you should turn on the auto brightness on your Fitbit fitness tracker or smartwatch. So that, it can manage brightness according to the environment you are in, which will increase your Fitbit battery life.

4) Set Screen Timeout To The Minimum

You must have understood by now that the longer your Fitbit screen remains turned on, the lesser battery life you will get. Therefore to further reduce the time that your screen remains on, you can select the minimum duration for screen timeout.

5) Reduce Heart Rate Measuring Frequency

Another thing that you can do to increase the battery life of your Fitbit watch is to reduce the heart rate measurement frequency. The more the frequency of measuring the heart rate, the more battery life your Fitbit will consume. Therefore, you should set the frequency to the minimum to save the most battery life.

6) Change The Clock Face

Fitbit Clock Face

You can also change the clock face on Fitbit to save battery life. If you select a watch face that has bright colors then it will again eat up the battery life of your Fitbit smartwatch. Select the one that has a black theme or dark colors.

How Many Years Does A Fitbit Battery Last Before Replacement?

Now, let me tell you how many years does a Fitbit lasts before it needs replacement.

There hasn’t been an official statement from Fitbit as to how long their smartwatches and fitness tracker’s battery lasts. After reading multiple user reviews on different communities, scouring the Internet, and after using Fitbit myself, I have the answer for you.

The battery of Fitbit fitness bands and smartwatches generally lasts from two to three years before they need to be replaced.

So if you are planning to buy a Fitbit then you can expect its battery to last for at least 2 years. And if you take good care of it then Fitbit can even last for 3 years or even more.

How To Make Fitbit Battery Last Longer?

Let me now tell you some pro tips which you can use to make your Fitbit last longer.

1) Update Your Smartwatch Software

Fitbit keeps working on improving the battery life of its smartwatches and fitness tracker. And whatever it improves on that front, it rolls it out in software updates. So you should always keep your Fitbit’s software up to date. It will help your Fitbit battery last longer.

2) Never Leave Your Fitbit On Charge Overnight

Overcharging your Fitbit can reduce its battery health. So you should never leave your Fitbit on charge for long hours. We generally leave the watch on charging overnight which is not at all good for its battery health.

3) Charge Your Fitbit As Late As Possible

Every battery has a limited battery cycle count which represents how many times it can be charged. Once the limit is reached, the battery dies. Therefore you should only charge your Fitbit whenever it is necessary. Do not charge it if it has 70% or 80% battery left, charge it as late as possible to avoid reaching the battery cycle count limit quickly.

Can You Replace The Battery In A Fitbit?

If your Fitbit is not holding its charge or is not turning on then it means its battery is not in a good condition and needs replacement. But the question that arises is: Can you replace the battery of your Fitbit smartwatch?

Well, according to this discussion in the Fitbit community, the battery of Fitbit smartwatches and fitness trackers is not replaceable. Therefore, you will have to buy a new Fitbit watch in case your Fitbit battery is not holding its charge.

Having said that, I will suggest you take your Fitbit to a smartwatch repair center once. Since there is a battery in Fitbit smartwatches therefore technically it can be replaced and a repair center will be able to help you out in replacing it. Replacing the battery of a Fitbit watch will cost you very less compared to buying a new watch. Therefore, it is worth a shot, isn’t it?

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How Often Do Fitbit Batteries Need To Be Replaced?

Batteries of Fitbits generally last for 2 to 3 years, after which they need replacement.

What Drains My Fitbit Battery?

Always on display, screen brightness, and automatic heart rate monitoring are some of the few things that drain your Fitbit battery the most.

How Often Does A Fitbit Need Charging?

The battery life of Fitbit watches depends from watch to watch. Most Fitbit watches last around 4 to 6 days on a single charge.

Is It Ok To Charge My Fitbit Every Day?

No, it is not ok to charge your Fitbit every day. It can reduce the longevity of your Fitbit battery.

Can I Let My Fitbit Charge Overnight?

No, you should not let your Fitbit charge overnight. It can damage the overall battery health of your Fitbit.

Tom Nielson

Tom's love for watches started when his grandfather gifted him his Rolex watch when he turned 18! Being a teenager it was a big deal for him. Later when he got his first job he bought Fossil Palm Pilot back in 2003 which was a smartwatch. Since then smartwatches have come a long way and so is Tom's love for them. His experience with watches inspired him to start Wearholic and share his knowledge of wearables including watches, smartwatches, smart glasses, & smart clothing.

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