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Are you the proud owner of a Fitbit? If you own a Fitbit or thinking about buying a Fitbit, you would probably like to know if there is such a thing as a Fitbit wireless charger. Unfortunately, although wireless charging is the latest, Fitbit does not support wireless charging.
Many would love to see wireless charging. It would make Fitbit even better than it already is.
The best way to charge your Fitbit is to use the supplied charging cable. On this page, we will give you the best top tips when looking after the battery capacity of your Fitbit. Later on, in our Fitbit series, we will check out charging stations for Fitbit.
How Do I Charge My Fitbit?
Now that we have established that you can’t charge your Fitbit wirelessly let’s look at how you can charge it.
The best way to charge your Fitbit is to use the supplied charging cable. Then, plug the other end into the USB port on your laptop or computer and charge your Fitbit that way.
Alternatively, you can use a UL USB wall charger or buy a DC to USB adapter. After that, it is up to you how you charge your Fitbit.
Can I Charge My Fitbit While Driving My Car?
Yes, you can charge your Fitbit when you are driving your car. When your car has a USB port, there is absolutely no reason at all why you should not charge your Fitbit while driving. After all, it is not going to distract you from driving.
However, what you need to do is to make sure you are on a long drive. On average, it takes about two hours to charge a Fitbit. So, if you have a spare charging cable, go ahead and charge your Fitbit. Then, when you arrive at your destination, you are good to go.
Looking After The Battery
As a Fitbit owner, you will know that the battery in your Fitbit is integral. In other words, you can’t change the battery.
To make sure that you are not forced into buying a new Fitbit unnecessarily, you need to look after the battery.
When it comes to getting the best battery performance, there are a few things you need to know. We will cover them for you to make sure your Fitbit lasts longer.
Charging The Fitbit Too Soon
Yes, it is tempting to charge your Fitbit when the battery indicates it has 70% or 50% left. But, when it comes to looking after any integral battery, charging it too soon is not smart.
When you charge a device too soon, you can program memory into the battery. This sounds like an odd concept, but it is actually what happens.
If you charge your Fitbit when the battery indicates it has a charge of 70%. Eventually, it will stop accepting a full charge. Also, when you have been charging your Fitbit for short periods for an extended period, you will notice that the charge does not last long. This indicates that you have programmed a memory into your Fitbit’s battery.
This is an example. Say that you are going for a walk or run that you know will last the “charge of the battery,” but you find you are left with a low charge after only a little while. That is a clear indication that you have unintentionally programmed memory into the battery.
As you can’t replace the battery, you are left with no other choice than to buy a new device.
The best time to charge your Fitbit or any other device with an integral battery is when the battery is more or less fully drained.
The batteries we use in our mobile devices live to discharge. So charging them correctly is something we need to learn.
Make Your Battery Last Longer
There are ways to make the battery last longer on your Fitbit.
Surprisingly, one of the functions that drain your battery is setting alarms. So when you want the battery to last longer, it is good to set fewer alarms.
Another easy way to make the battery last longer is to reduce your screen’s brightness. You may have noticed this on your mobile phone. If you reduce the screen’s brightness only by a little bit, the battery in your device will last longer.
On top of that, notifications drain your battery power. If you feel that you don’t need notifications to pop up all of the time, turn them on. It is a good idea to use your notifications for a short period every day.
Unless you are training for a specific event, you will probably not need the heart rate monitor. Yes, it is a fun function, but it drains the battery. You can always turn it on when you need the heart rate monitor.
The music app on your Fitbit is excellent. However, once again, it is a function that drains the battery. Make sure that your collection of playlists and podcasts is not too extensive. Keep your favorite tunes ready to listen to. If you get bored with one playlist, you can always take it off and save it for future use. This function applies to the Versa series and Ionic.
Let’s Wrap it Up
Okay, now that we have established that your device does not support a Fitbit wireless charger, we hope you know more about your device.
If you have just bought a Fitbit, have lots of fun exploring it. But don’t forget about your Fitbit badges. Start collecting them and having some fun getting fit and healthy.
Please feel free to carry on exploring the rest of the site. Keeping up with technology is not always easy, but we try to do our best. More digital health information is coming soon. And yes, we will be talking about charging cradles for Fitbit.