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Most Fitbit trackers contain a rechargeable battery. For more information on preserving battery life, see How do I maximize my tracker's battery life? For troubleshooting, see My tracker's battery isn't charging.

Always plug your charging cable into a USB port or UL-certified USB wall charger. Do not use a USB hub.

Your Surge comes equipped with a rechargeable lithium-polymer battery. Depending on your usage, your battery life may vary:

  • If you aren’t tracking runs or exercises that use GPS, your fully charged Surge should last about 7 days as a fitness watch with continuous heart rate monitoring and activity tracking before needing a charge. 
  • Your fully charged Surge can track up to 5 hours of activities that use GPS. To ensure that you are always tracking your data, we recommend charging your Surge after any activity that uses GPS. 

To charge your Surge, plug the charging cable into the USB port on your computer and plug the other end into the port on the back of the Surge. You can also plug your charging cable into any standard USB wall charger. Charging completely takes 1 to 2 two hours.


Plugging charging cable into back of Surge

Battery level is shown at the top left when the Menu is displayed on your Surge.

You can also check your battery level from the Fitbit app on your mobile device or by logging into Fitbit.com and clicking the gear icon on the top-right corner of the page. The value shown represents the battery level at the last time you synced your Surge.

Your Charge HR comes equipped with a rechargeable lithium-polymer battery. With normal use, your Charge HR should last about 5 days before needing a charge. You can check the level of your battery by logging into Fitbit.com and clicking the gear icon on the top-right corner of the page.

To charge your Charge HR, plug the charging cable into a USB port or UL-certified USB wall charger and plug the other end into the port on the back of the Charge HR. A battery icon on the display will show the charging progress. Charging completely takes between an hour and two hours.


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Your Charge comes equipped with a rechargeable lithium-polymer battery. With normal use, your Charge should last about 7 to 10 days before needing a charge. You can check the level of your battery by logging into Fitbit.com and clicking the gear icon on the top-right corner of the page.

To charge your Fitbit Charge, plug the charging cable into a USB port or UL-certified USB wall charger and plug the other end into the port on the back of the Charge. A battery icon on the display will show the charging progress. Charging completely takes between an hour and two hours.

 


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Your Force comes equipped with a rechargeable lithium-polymer battery. With normal use, your Force should last about 7 to 10 days before needing a charge. You can check the level of your battery by logging into Fitbit.com and clicking the gear icon on the top-right corner of the page.

To charge your Force, plug the charging cable into a USB port or UL-certified USB wall charger and plug the other end into the port on the back of the Force. A battery icon on the display will show the charging progress. Charging completely averages an hour and a half.


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Fitbit Flex has a rechargeable battery that generally lasts for 5 days. To charge your tracker:

  1. Remove your tracker from the wristband: 
  2. Insert your tracker into the charging cable. Line up the tracker with the charging cable, putting the rounded end of the tracker into the charging cable at a slight angle. Use your thumb to push the tracker in and down into the charging cable until you hear a click.

  3. Insert the charging cable into a USB port or UL-certified USB wall charger. 
  4. Your Flex's LED indicator lights will pulse to show the battery level every few seconds.
    Each solid indicator light represents progress towards the total charge. It may take up to 3 hours to fully charge your Flex. When it's charged, all 5 indicator lights will blink.
  5. You can then take your tracker out of the charging cable and insert it into your wristband. 

To charge your Fitbit One, align the gold contacts on your tracker with the gold contacts on the inside of the charging cable, then plug it into your computer’s USB port or any other USB charging device. Charging typically takes about an hour and a full charge lasts about two weeks.

A battery indicator will appear when the Fitbit One is first plugged into the charging cable. You can hold down the tracker’s button while it is charging to see its current battery level.

You can also see your One tracker's battery level at the time of your last sync by clicking on the gear icon in the upper right corner of your dashboard.

Charge your Fitbit Ultra tracker by placing it on a plugged-in base station. It should take between one to two hours for a Fitbit Ultra tracker to fully charge from an empty battery.

​Your Ultra's battery should last a minimum of 3 days between charges. Most users find that their Ultra's can go for 5-7 days between charges.

To check the battery level on your Ultra, plug your base station into your computer and then place your tracker on the base station. The battery level icon will appear on your tracker's display.

You can also see your battery level from your dashboard by clicking the gear icon in the top right of your fitbit.com dashboard. The battery level and the time of your last sync will appear next to the image of your device.

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Last updated: August 11, 2015
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