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Meet Fitbit Charge 5, our most advanced health and fitness tracker that helps you keep a pulse on your stress, physical readiness, heart health, and overall well-being.

Take a moment to review our complete safety information at Charge 5 is not intended to provide medical or scientific data.

What's in the box

Your Charge 5 box includes:

Charge 5 with a black screen Charging cable Extra band
Tracker with small band
(color and material varies)
Charging cable Additional large band

The detachable bands on Charge 5 come in a variety of colors and materials, sold separately.

Charge your tracker

A fully-charged Charge 5 has a battery life of up to 7 days. Battery life and charge cycles vary with use and other factors; actual results will vary.

To charge Charge 5:

  1. Plug the charging cable into the USB port on your computer, a UL-certified USB wall charger, or another low-energy charging device.
  2. Hold the other end of the charging cable near the port on the back of the tracker until it attaches magnetically. Make sure the pins on the charging cable align with the port on the back of your tracker.

Tracker with arrows indicating how it should be connected to the charger Tracker connected to the charger

Charging fully takes about 1-2 hours. While Charge 5 charges, double-tap the screen to turn it on and check the battery level. Swipe right on the battery screen to use Charge 5. A fully charged tracker shows a solid battery icon.

Fully charged battery screen

Set up Charge 5

Set up Charge 5 with the Fitbit app for iPhones and iPads or Android phones. The Fitbit app is compatible with most popular phones. See to check if your phone is compatible.

Icon of a phone displaying several stats

To get started:

  1. Download the Fitbit app:
  2. Install the app, and open it.
    • If you already have a Fitbit account, log in to your account then tap the Today tab then your profile picture then Set Up a Device.
    • If you don't have a Fitbit account, tap Join Fitbit to be guided through a series of questions to create a Fitbit account.
  3. Continue to follow the on-screen instructions to connect Charge 5 to your account.

When you're done with setup, read through the guide to learn more about your new tracker and then explore the Fitbit app.

For more information, see the related help article.

See your data in the Fitbit app

Open the Fitbit app on your phone to see your health metrics, activity and sleep data, choose a workout or mindfulness session, and more.