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The length of time your Fitbit device operates on a full charge depends on how frequently you use it and various settings. This article provides battery life estimates and tips for turning off features you don't need when you want to prioritize battery life. To make sure you're charging your device correctly, see How do I charge my Fitbit device?
 

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Fitbit Ace devices, Fitbit Alta, and Fitbit Inspire can last up to 5 days between charges. Because battery life is affected by use and other settings, actual results may vary. Note that animated clock faces require more frequent charging.

Consider these tips when you want to conserve battery life:

  • Turn off the option to wake the screen when you turn your wrist.
    • On Ace and Alta, turn off Quick View in the Fitbit app. From the Fitbit app dashboard, tap the Account icon User-added image > your device image. Find the option to turn off Quick View.
    • On Ace 2 and Inspire, turn off the Screen Wake setting on your device. Press and hold the side button, and then tap the Screen Wake setting to turn it off 
  • Turn off notifications from your phone if you know you're going to receive many hundreds of notifications.
  • Receive fewer reminders to move. Make sure you walk 250 steps each hour, change the number of hours you want your stationary time monitored, or turn off the feature on days you don't need it.
  • Turn off or delete alarms. Each alarm reduces battery life. 
  • Don't charge your device in extreme heat or cold. For best practices, see How do I charge my Fitbit device?

Fitbit Alta HR can last up to 7 days between charges, and Fitbit Inspire HR can last up to 5 days between charges. Because battery life is affected by use and other settings, actual results may vary.

Consider these tips when you want to conserve battery life:

  • Turn off the option to wake the screen when you turn your wrist.
    • On Alta HR, turn off Quick View in the Fitbit app. From the Fitbit app dashboard, tap the Account icon User-added image > your device image. Find the option to turn off Quick View.
    • On Inspire HR, turn off the Screen Wake setting on your device. Press and hold the side button, and then tap the Screen Wake setting to turn it off.
  • Turn off the Heart Rate setting if you don't need heart-rate tracking day and night.
  • Receive fewer reminders to move. Make sure you walk 250 steps each hour, change the number of hours you want your stationary time monitored, or turn off the feature on days you don't need it.
  • Turn off notifications from your phone if you know you're going to receive many hundreds of notifications.
  • Turn off or delete alarms. Each alarm reduces battery life. 
  • Don't charge your device in extreme heat or cold. For best practices, see How do I charge my Fitbit device?

Fitbit Blaze can last up to 5 days. Because battery life is affected by use and other settings, actual results may vary.

Consider these tips when you want to conserve battery life:

  • Turn off the option to wake the screen when you turn your wrist.
    1. From the Fitbit app dashboard, tap the Account icon User-added image > your device image.
    2. Find the option to turn off Quick View.
  • Turn off the Heart Rate setting if you don't need heart-rate tracking day and night.
  • Receive fewer reminders to move. Make sure you walk 250 steps each hour, change the number of hours you want your stationary time monitored, or turn off the feature on days you don't need it.
  • Turn off notifications from your phone if you know you're going to receive many hundreds of notifications.
  • Turn off or delete alarms. Each alarm reduces battery life. 
  • Don't charge your device in extreme heat or cold. For best practices, see How do I charge my Fitbit device?
If you shut down Blaze, make sure it syncs as soon as you turn it back on. The time shown on the clock will be incorrect until you sync.

Fitbit Charge 3 can last up to 7 days between charges, and Fitbit Charge 2 can last up to 5 days between charges. Because battery life is affected by use and other settings, actual results may vary.

Consider these tips when you want to conserve battery life:

  • Turn off the option to wake the screen when you turn your wrist:
    • On Charge 2, turn off Quick View in the Fitbit app. From the Fitbit app dashboard, tap the Account icon User-added image > your device image. Find the option to turn off Quick View.
    • On Charge 3, turn off the Screen Wake setting on your device. Press and hold the side button. For Fitbit Pay-enabled devices, swipe right to access the Quick Settings screen. Tap Screen Wake to adjust the setting.
  • Turn off the Heart Rate setting if you don't need heart-rate tracking day and night.
  • Receive fewer reminders to move. Make sure you walk 250 steps each hour, change the number of hours you want your stationary time monitored, or turn off the feature on days you don't need it.
  • Turn off notifications from your phone if you know you're going to receive many hundreds of notifications.
  • Use guided breathing sessions less frequently. Multiple sessions per day may reduce battery life. For more information see What should I know about the Relax app on my Fitbit device? 
  • Turn off or delete alarms. Each alarm reduces battery life. 
  • Don't charge your tracker in extreme heat or cold. For best practices, see How do I charge my Fitbit device?

Fitbit Flex 2 can last up to 5 days. Because battery life is affected by use and other settings, actual results may vary.

Consider these tips when you want to conserve battery life:

  • When you're not at the pool, make sure the swim detection feature is off. For more information see How do I track my swims with my Fitbit device?
  • Receive fewer reminders to move. Make sure you walk 250 steps each hour, change the number of hours you want your stationary time monitored, or turn off the feature on days you don't need it.
  • Turn off notifications from your phone if you know you're going to receive many hundreds of notifications.
  • Turn off or delete alarms. Each alarm reduces battery life. 
  • Don't charge your tracker in extreme heat or cold. For best practices, see How do I charge my Fitbit device?

Fitbit Flyer has up to a 6-hour playtime between charges. Because battery life is affected by use and other settings, actual results may vary.

Consider these tips when you want to conserve battery life:

  • Turn off the power boost setting when you are not using it. To turn off power boost, press the Up and Down buttons at the same time. You'll hear an audio notification telling you if power boost is turned on or off.
  • Turn off Flyer when you're not using the headphones. Flyer turns off automatically if you haven't played music or received a phone call for 10 minutes, but you can turn it off at any time by holding the Power button on the right earbud for 1 second.
  • When your battery is low, a 15-minute quick charge provides 1 hour of playtime.

Fitbit Ionic can last up to 5 days between charges. Because battery life is affected by use and other settings, actual results may vary.

Consider these tips when you want to conserve battery life:

  • Turn off the option to wake the screen when you turn your wrist:
    • On your watch, press and hold the back button, then swipe to the quick settings screen > Screen Wake > Manual.
  • If you don't need heart rate data, change the Heart Rate setting to Off. Note that the green LED continues to flash even if Heart Rate is turned off.
  • Turn off notifications from your phone if you know you're going to receive many hundreds of notifications. A large volume reduces battery life:
    • On your watch, press and hold the back button, then swipe to the quick settings screen > Notifications > Off.
  • Charge your watch more often if:
    • You play music or use the music controls frequently
    • You use apps that keep the watch's screen on, use GPS, or frequently access the internet
    • You use an interactive or animated clock face
  • Receive fewer reminders to move. Make sure you walk 250 steps each hour, change the number of hours you want your stationary time monitored, or turn off the feature on days you don't need it.
  • Turn off or delete alarms. Each alarm reduces battery life.
  • Shut down Ionic when it's not in use. For instructions, see How do I turn off my Fitbit device?

Fitbit One can last up to two weeks between charges. Because battery life is affected by use and other settings, actual results may vary.

Consider these tips when you want to conserve battery life:

  • Turn off or delete alarms. Each alarm reduces battery life.
  • Don't charge your tracker in extreme heat or cold. For best practices, see How do I charge my Fitbit device?

Fitbit Versa can last 4+ days between charges. Because battery life is affected by use and other settings, actual results may vary.

Consider these tips when you want to conserve battery life:

  • Make sure you're charging Versa fully each time. It can take up to 2 hours to charge your watch. For instructions, see How do I charge my Fitbit device?
  • Turn off the option to wake the screen when you turn your wrist:
    • On your watch, press and hold the back button, then swipe to the quick settings screen > Screen Wake > Manual.
  • If you don't need heart rate data, change the Heart Rate setting to Off. Note that the green LED continues to flash even if Heart Rate is turned off.
  • Turn off notifications from your phone if you know you're going to receive many hundreds of notifications. A large volume reduces battery life:
    • On your watch, press and hold the back button, then swipe to the quick settings screen > Notifications > Off.
  • Charge your watch more often if:
    • You play music or use the music controls frequently
    • You use apps that keep the watch's screen on or frequently access the internet
    • You use an interactive or animated clock face
  • Receive fewer reminders to move. Make sure you walk 250 steps each hour, change the number of hours you want your stationary time monitored, or turn off the feature on days you don't need it.
  • Turn off or delete alarms. Each alarm reduces battery life.
  • Shut down Versa when it's not in use. For instructions, see How do I turn off my Fitbit device?

Fitbit Zip should last up to 6 months before needing a replacement. Frequently tapping your tracker to check your stats may reduce battery life.

When the battery drops below 25%, a low battery indicator will show on your tracker display and dashboard. A flashing battery icon indicates that your tracker is very close to being completely out of battery life. Data could be lost if your tracker is not synced before replacing the battery.

To replace your Zip's battery:

  1. Buy a 3V coin battery, CR2025.
  2. Use the battery door tool to open and close the battery door compartment on the back of the your tracker. Zip has a harmless, polysilicone grease on the battery door that lubricates the rubber gasket to ensure a water-tight seal.
  3. Your old battery can be recycled.
Last updated: April 19, 2019
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