Are Fitbit devices waterproof? If so how waterproof?
We all know that Fitbit watches are incredibly popular options for tracking your fitness data, such as heart rate, steps taken, and many more advanced functions, but one thing that many customers ask us about is whether or not these devices are waterproof. The answer to this question can actually vary quite a bit depending on the model of Fitbit watch you have or are looking to purchase, so it's important to understand which versions can be used in water and the levels of Water resistance that each device will offer. In this article, we will explore the water resistance levels of different versions of Fitbit devices in our very best attempt to answer the question—are Fitbit devices waterproof? We'll also go into a bit more detail on which models are the best choice for swimming or just a sweaty workout, along with how to protect your Fitbit device from water damage. When it comes to determining whether or not the Fitbit you have or are thinking of buying is water-resistant, there are two main factors that we would ask you to consider: what model you have, and the level of protection offered.
The original version of Fitbit models were not waterproof, but due to popular demand, advances in technology, and Fitbit’s determination to add more and more advanced features to each version, most of the newer versions offer some level of water protection up to 5 ATM, which is perfect for swimming, showering and other aquatic activities.
Ultimately, the answer to the question “Are Fitbit watches waterproof?” depends on which Fitbit models you have and the level of protection it offers. So that’s why we owe it to our Fitstraps faithful to make sure we give you guys as much information as is available in order to allow you to make the best choice going forward when it comes to Fitbit Watches and their Water resistance capabilities.
Can you wear a Fitbit in the shower or a hot tub?
Now we’ve slightly touched on the waterproof capabilities of Fitbit Watches in general, we are going to go into more detail so we can better understand the water resistance levels of each different version of Fitbit watch on the market today. Firstly apologies to all you Fitbit lovers who have stuck with their trusty old device for many years, as there is only scope for so much in this article, we will only be covering the most popular models on the market at the moment in this article.
So let's get right into it and take a look at some of the most popular models on the market today and the protection ratings they offer when it comes to water resistance.
Is the Fitbit Versa 2 water resistant?
The Fitbit Versa 2 is still the most commonly worn Fitbit device in the UK and was one of the highest-rated waterproof devices on the market when it was released back in 2019, offering up to 50 meters of waterproof protection the lightweight smartwatch still holds up pretty well against water resistance wise against some of the more up to date players available today. Meaning that if you are still keeping your trust Fitbit Versa 2 Strap clipped to your wrist after all these years you can wear it in the shower, pool, and ocean without any worries at all. The Versa 2 boasts a 5 ATM (Atmospheric Pressure) rating, which pretty much means that it can be submerged up to 50 meters underwater in fresh water for a shorter period of time. So, if you’re a serious swimmer or just like the odd dip after your gym session, you can still rely on your Fitbit Versa 2 to be your trusty companion in the pool. That being said, if you’re more of the adventurous type and have plans to do something deep-water based such as scuba diving, then it may be best to leave your Fitbit Versa 2 at home or at least out of the water when you go in. This is due to the fact that this type of activity may cause your device to be exposed to too much pressure and could potentially damage your device. In terms of everyday swimming and light water-based activities, the Fitbit Versa 2 will still be a great choice. Overall, the Versa 2, despite its age is still an excellent water-resistant smartwatch that can handle more than the average amount of water exposure. All you need now is some new Versa 2 Bands and you can jump right into the pool.
Is the Fitbit Charge 4 Waterproof?
The Fitbit Charge 4 is a great choice for those who want a more lightweight option than the Versa but still want to remain on top of their fitness goals year-round. While many fitness trackers are not water-resistant, the Fitbit Charge 4 is actually both water-resistant and waterproof. So, what water resistance levels does the Charge 4 offer? Fitbit's official website lists the Fitbit Charge 4 as having a water resistance rating of 50 meters, which as with the Versa 2 means it is suitable for swimming, a sweaty workout, and heavy rain usage. However, it is recommended that the Charge 4 device should not be used in any salt water environments as this can corrode your fitness tracker and leave it in ruins. The Charge 4 is also a slightly lighter weight tracker than the Versa, so it may be a slightly better choice for those who find a lighter device on their watch more comfortable when they are tumble-turning and motoring their way along the pool. So if you're looking for a mid-range fitness tracker that is both waterproof and reliable, the Fitbit Charge 4 still remains an excellent choice. Additionally, the Charge 4 device also has several other useful functions for swimming lovers such as swim tracking, smartphone notifications, music control, and the ability to track your sleep in the evening after a tough session in the pool. With all of these great swimming-related features, the Fitbit Charge 4 is a superb choice for anyone looking to stay on top of their fitness goals while in the water.
Is the Fitbit Inspire 2 Waterproof?
Despite its upgrade now being on the market, the Fitbit Inspire 2 is still one of the most popular entry-level fitness trackers out there, and for a good reason too, it's a fantastic little device that will track your basic health metrics just as the original Inspire and Alta models before it did. What about its water resistance capabilities though? Is the Fitbit Inspire 2 fully waterproof despite being one of the cheaper devices on the market? The answer is also yes, and it's surprisingly waterproof too. The Fitbit Inspire 2 also has a water resistance rating of 164 feet, meaning it is also suitable for swimming in fresh water, having a shower with it on, and even more boring tasks such as washing up in the evening. If you are more serious about your swimming however and are looking to track more sport-specific swimming data, you may want to look to another version of Fitbit device that will suit your needs a little better. All in all, despite being fully waterproof and having lots of the more basic features for more casual users the Fitbit Inspire 2 is a great choice, however, we would say to fully consider which functions you need for your training before making your purchase. For our full range of Inspire 2 Wristbands Click here.
Are the Fitbit Versa 3 & Versa 4 Waterproof?
When it comes to fitness smartwatches, the Fitbit Versa series is probably the most well-known out there. Despite Apple starting to muscle in on Fitbit’s Fitness smartwatch territory, the Fitbit Versa 3 and 4 have both been very successful Fitbit releases. But what about waterproofing? Is this essential feature on board these devices, and how waterproof are they? The good news is that both the Versa 3 and 4 are also fully waterproof devices and continue with a water resistance rating of up to 50 meters. This means they also stand up just as well to swim in fresh water, shower and do an extremely sweaty workout in the gym. This is where these versions of the Fitbit push themselves ahead of the pack when it comes to being suitable for swimming. Both the Versa 3 and the Versa 4 come with a swim tracking mode as standard, making it really easy for you to record your swimming stats and progress. The Fitbit Versa 3 and 4 are great for anyone who wants the ultimate level of Water resistance in a fitness wearable along with the swimming-based functions that can really take your swimming sessions to the next level. With the same full water resistance up to 50 meters, paired up with the swimming-based functions allowing you to track your progress over time these devices are both a no-brainer if you are serious about swimming laps in the pool. So if you’re looking for a lightweight smartwatch that is not only stylish, and functional but also fully waterproof, look no further than either the Fitbit Versa 3 or 4.
Is the Fitbit Sense waterproof? How about the Sense 2 also?
Is the Fitbit Sense waterproof? The Fitbit Sense and Sense 2 are both also fully waterproof and can be worn for swimming and water-based activities. This makes them also a great choice for those who enjoy taking part in fresh water-based sports or simply want to keep track of their daily exercise goals in the pool. They boast an IP68 rating, meaning they are dustproof, sweat proof and can withstand water depths of anything up to 50 meters. Although both higher-end price points of the Fitbit spectrum, both the Fitbit Sense and Sense 2 are both excellent choices for swimmers, thanks to their robust and durable waterproof design and range of advanced features. Both Sense models also come with a built-in heart rate monitor function which allows you to track your performance in the pool, helping you improve your technique and challenge yourself with improving your times in the pool. They also come with an oxygen saturation sensor as standard which can assist you with monitoring your breathing during the most intense of swims. Both models are perfect for swimmers who want to keep an eye on their training progress and stay motivated. Additionally, as they are both primary health-based smartwatches they can also provide helpful insights such as sleep quality and stress levels, which are both essential when it comes to recovery out of the pool, allowing you to maintain a healthy balance even when you are out of the water also. In conclusion, the Fitbit Sense and Sense 2 are both fully waterproof, with some of the most advanced features among any of the Fitbit family, making them both superb options for swimmers who want to keep track of their progress via the exercise app and recovery between sessions. With a range of useful features such as advanced heart rate monitoring and oxygen saturation sensors, they are sure to assist with your training if you are serious about your swimming. So if you’re looking for a reliable smartwatch for your aquatic activities, the Sense and Sense 2 Fitbit models are definitely worth considering if you can manage the premium price point.
Is the Fitbit Charge 5 device waterproof?
The Fitbit Charge 5 is Fitbit’s 5th installment in their ever-popular Charge series, this massively popular mid-range fitness tracker that provides users with key data and insights about their physical health minus a few of the more advanced features of the Versa and Sense models. With the Charge 5 device, you can track your steps, heart rate, sleeping patterns, and other important metrics. But one of the most common questions potential buyers have is – Is the Fitbit Charge 5 waterproof? The answer is also yes! The Fitbit Charge 5 is water-resistant up to 50 meters as with the other models we have just mentioned, so it can be worn in the shower or while you are swimming in the pool or the Hot tub. The Fitbit Charge 5 also has an IP68 rating, which means that it is waterproof at a depth of up to 50 meters, so will be perfect if you are looking to swim while wearing it. The only thing you may want to consider is that a few of the more advanced performance tracking features that are available with the Versa and Sense will not be available on the Charge 5, so it may be worth checking this before you make a decision. If, however, you're just looking for a Fitness watch that's both functional and durable, then the Fitbit Charge 5 could be the perfect device for you. It's water-resistance and dust-proof features make it ideal for any activity, from swimming laps in the pool to taking a casual run in the evening. Whatever you use your Charge 5 device for, you can always get the best choice for every occasion with Fitstraps unbeatable range of Charge 5 Wristbands.
Are the Fitbit Ace 2 and Fitbit Ace 3 waterproof?
Is your child's Fitbit waterproof? Fitbit Ace 2 and Fitbit Ace 3 are both designed with a child-friendly interface, making them the perfect choice for introducing young ones to the world of health tracking. And, if you're wondering whether these devices can handle swimming laps or a dip in the pool - you'll be pleased to know that as with most Fitbit devices on the market these days they are also water resistant up to 50 meters! The Fitbit Ace 2 and Fitbit Ace 3 feature a 5 ATM water resistance rating, meaning they can handle depths up to 50 meters. That means that both devices are suitable for pool swimming and other activities involving water. However, the devices mentioned above should never be used in the ocean or any other saltwater environment due to the risk of corrosion of your device. Both the Fitbit Ace 2 and Fitbit Ace 3 also boast a special "swim mode" that can be activated when you're ready when you or your child is ready to take a dip. This mode will track your swimming laps, distance, and overall duration - giving you an accurate overview of your progress while swimming in the pool.
Why is it so important to turn the water lock on when swimming or showering with your Fitbit on?
When it comes to Fitness watch technology and water-resistant devices, just because a device is stated as waterproof many users assume that their devices can withstand anything when it comes to water. If you want to get the best out of your device though, you need to make sure that you turn the water lock feature on when you’re going to be exposed to water.
The first reason why turning on the water lock feature is important when swimming or showering with your Fitbit is that it prevents damage to the device. Even though most Fitbit devices these days are designed to be waterproof, exposing them to water for too long can still damage the device and its parts. The water lock feature helps to protect against this by locking out any accidental button presses or taps that could otherwise lead to moisture entering the device. The second reason for clicking that water lock icon and turning on the water lock when swimming or showering, is that this function also helps to prevent mini pieces of dirt and debris from getting into your Fitbit device. This is especially important if you’re going swimming or taking a shower in an environment where there may be a lot of microparticles floating around. The water lock feature will make sure that none of these enter your Fitbit device and cause it any problems that you don’t need, so use your water lock setting and don't regret it.
Will Fitbit’s warranty in the UK cover my device for water damage?
When it comes to fitness trackers and other wearable electronics, water damage can be a huge concern for users and potential buyers. With the Fitbit UK warranty in place, many users are left wondering if their device is covered when it comes to any water-related issues. The answer is: not always. Many of the warranties offered by Fitbit only cover defects related to materials or workmanship. In other words, if the device fails due to a manufacturing error, it may be covered by the warranty - but water damage is usually not part of that coverage. However, Fitbit does offer some protection for water-related incidents; this comes in the form of their “Water Resistant” rating which we have touched on above when speaking about the different models. This rating indicates whether the device is able to withstand a certain amount of water exposure. If your device gets damaged due to water exposure, you may be able to get it repaired if it meets the requirements set forth by this rating. When deciding whether to purchase a Fitbit device or other any other Fitness watch it is always important to read through the warranty information carefully for that specific model. While water damage may not be covered by the manufacturer’s standard warranty, you may still have some recourse if your device meets the requirements set forth by their “Water Resistant” rating. Ultimately, it is important to be aware of the limitations of your warranty coverage and take necessary precautions to avoid any issues.
Overall, it is clear that the majority of the newer and most popular Fitbit models are waterproof and can be used during swimming. In terms of getting the most out of your swim tracking experience, the Versa and Sense models are arguably the best choices as they have the most advanced water-resistant technology paired with the most advanced sports-specific tracking metrics than any other Fitbit device. Ultimately, this all depends on what you need from your fitness watch and what you are prepared to pay for it in order to find the most suitable Fitness watch for you.
So there you have it - whether you’re looking for a reliable swimming partner or just want to take your tracking capabilities underwater with you, with Fitbit devices there is most likely to be an option in their range that is perfect for you.