So, you have your Fitbit all set to count your day-to-day activities, calories burned and monitor your other physical activities. All technological devices could not able to figure out the one thing that every gadget user need, which is longer battery life with less charging time!

Tech giants like Apple, Samsung and Tesla already working on this concept of power wall or the power cell systems to make the product life bit longer. So it won’t be long for your device to stay alive for months in one charge.

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In the case of fitness trackers, Fitbit made significant efforts to improve their product life. But, at times, you might be perplexed as to how long should you charge your Fitbit? Should it be hours and hours? Or just a few minutes? Moreover, how should you maintain its efficiency while charging? Well, Fitbit devices are many and not just one. Hence, the charging duration varies for each product. However, we have clearly written it below.

For charging problems, and to sustain battery performance, read this article here. Now, let’s focus on the charging information for every Fitbit device in the market now. But before that, make a note of these:

Do’s & Don’ts of Charging Fitbit Fitness Tracker

  • Make sure you are charging the Fitbit by plugging the charging cable into a non-faulty USB hub of your computer.
  • Other low-energy devices will also do, but it is better to use a UL-certified wall (USB) charger.
  • For better battery efficiency, I recommend you not to use a USB port or any kind of external battery pack. For charging, always use the cable that comes with your tracker.

How Long Should You Charge Your Fitbit For The First Time?

According to the Fitbit official Community, you should charge a new Fitbit for at least 1 hour at your first setup. Never use a critically low-charged Fitbit. The battery has to be full always.

How Long Does It Take To Charge Fitbit One?

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Fitbit One requires about 1 hour to charge fully. The battery life can go up to 10 – 14 days, which is a great news for all the Fitbit One users.

Charging Instructions:

  • Align the gold contacts on your tracker with the gold contacts on the inside of the charging cable, and then plug it into your computer’s USB port.
  • A battery indicator appears when the device is first docked into the cable.
  • Hold down (when it is charging) the button to check the progressing battery level.
  • You can also see the tracker’s battery level at the time of your last sync by clicking on the gear icon at the upper right corner of the dashboard.

How Long Does It Take To Charge Fitbit Flex?

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It takes up to 3 – 4 hours to charge a Fitbit Flex completely. Each solid indicator on the Flex’s LED lights will pulse to show the battery’s progress and notifies the level every few seconds. If the Flex is completely charge, you will see five indicator lights blinking.Fitbit Flex can stay awake till 6-7 days per charge.

Charging Instructions:

  • Remove the tracker from the wristband.
  • Insert the tracker into the charging cable.
  • By putting the rounded end of the tracker into the charging cable at a slight angle, line them up.
  • Use the thumb to push your tracker to the charging cable. The cable and device are properly connected only when you hear a click.
  • Insert the charging cable into the USB port on your computer.

How Long Does It Take To Charge Fitbit Surge?

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The Fitbit Surge comes equipped with a rechargeable battery made of lithium-polymer. It takes roughly about 1 – 2 hours to charge a Surge fully. Fitbit Surge has the longer battery life of 7 days per charge than other Fitbit products.

Charging Instructions:

  • Plug the cable into the USB hub of your computer.
  • Then plug the other end into the port at the back of the Surge.
  • The battery level will be shown at the Menu’s top left corner.
  • Once fully charged, take the charger out from the charging cable and insert it back into the wristband.

How Long Does It Take To Charge Fitbit Charge & Charge HR?

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The charging instructions for Charge & Charge HR models are quite similar to that of the Surge (as mentioned above). The charging time or both these models is about 1 – 2 hours. The battery used here is of lithium-polymer. The Fitbit Charge’s battery can go up to 6-7 days per charge, also its same for Charge HR as well.

Charging Instructions:

  • Plug the charging cable into the port at the back of the Charge HR and the other end of your computer.
  • The next step is fairly the tough part; you will have to lock the tracker securely in place. Do this by lining up the pins on the charging cable with the port on your Alta. Once you have done this, attach the cable to the tracker.
  • The Fitbit battery will now transmit this to the battery icon on Charge’s display. This will help you verify that the charging has begun.

How Long Does It Take To Charge Fitbit Alta?

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Fitbit Alta takes a total of 2 hours or more to charge completely. The setup of the Fitbit Alta battery is equipped with a rechargeable lithium-polymer battery. Charging the device takes one USB port on your computer. This well-designed product has the lower battery life of 4-5 days, which is lower than its predecessors.

Charging Instructions:

  • Plug the charging cable into the port at the back of the Alta and the other end of your computer.
  • The next step is fairly the tough part; you will have to lock the tracker securely in place. Do this by lining up the pins on the charging cable with the port on your Alta. Once you have done this, attach the cable to the tracker.
  • The Fitbit battery will now transmit this to the battery icon on Alta’s display. This will help you verify that the charging has begun.
  • Charge the Fitbit Alta immediately when you can’t flip through stats. This means that the battery life is low. The Fitbit Alta sends push notifications to your mobile device or an email when your battery is about to die or is critically low. The preferences can be chosen from the dashboard settings and gauge the battery level at any time on your Fitbit dashboard.

How Long Does It Take To Charge Fitbit Blaze?

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Fitbit Blaze requires a maximum of 1 – 2 hours to charge fully. It comes with a rechargeable lithium-polymer battery. Since it’s a smartwatch comes with the fitness tracker. The Fitbit Blaze has the improved battery life and it  can go up to 4-5 days per charge.

Charging Instructions:

  • Plug the charging cable into the USB port of your computer.
  • Remove the tracker from the wristband.
  • Push the screen gently so that it detaches from the frame.
  • Place the device inside the charging cradle. Ensure that the display is facing you.
  • Ensure that the four prongs (gold) are correctly aligned.
  • Look for a large battery icon that appears temporarily on the screen to let you know that the charging has begun.

When charging, you should see a small battery icon progressing at the top left corner. If the battery icon turns large, it means that the battery is full.

10 Essential Tips To Maximize Battery Efficiency of  Fitbit Device’s

  1. Checking the statistics or pressing the button frequently can reduce its battery life by a high percentage.
  2. Charging the Fitbit’s battery in extreme conditions (cold or heat) can affect and reduce the battery life.
  3. Frequent use of music control (Fitbit Blaze) also reduces the battery life.
  4. If a call, text, and calendar notifications are enabled, it can cause the Fitbit battery not to charge correctly.
  5. Quick View makes the display light up while turning the wrist towards you; hence, turning this off can lessen the battery’s performance. When Quick View is off, double tap the screen to wake it up.
  6. Receiving a reminder every hour may reduce the battery life as well. Turn off the feature when not in use.
  7. If you are synchronizing with any Fitbit app, the All-Day sync option may decrease the battery life on both the tracker and mobile device.
  8. Using the maximum Brightness setting may lessen the battery life.
  9. If you do not need a heart rate reading, change the Heart Rate setting to off.
  10. The Auto setting uses less battery than the on-setting.

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