Can you improve the battery life of your Fitbit?

Written by Scott Kelley on September 5, 2017. Posted in Gadget


If you have your Fitbit plugged in all the time, chances are that you aren’t getting very much out of it. The battery is draining too fast, not leaving you enough time to track your exercising. This is surprising taking into consideration that Fitbit has made available software upgrades that were meant to extend the life of the battery. Maybe you have not learnt how to properly use the charging cable you just bought from Mobile Mob or maybe you just made an unfortunate purchase. Either way, you should know that there is hope. More precisely, there are things you can do in order to improve the battery life of the Fitbit. If you are curious to learn how, keep on reading.

Carefully charge the Fitbit

If you don’t charge your fitness tracker properly, don’t be surprised that the battery doesn’t last very long. Instead of getting better, battery life gets worse, which isn’t what you want. Battery is without any doubt one of the most uninteresting subjects, yet it’s important. Doing a full recharge can possibly hurt the lifespan of the battery, so aim for 95 %. Equally important is to not let the fitness tracker go below 20%. This may seem obvious, but you might be surprised to find out how many people neglect them.

Don’t use Fitbit’s alarms

Ingenious as it is, Fitbit allows you to set silent alarms. Basically, you can set alarms to remind you about meals or to take your vitamins. Using the silent alarms as an alarm clock is what most users do. However, you should use your smartphone for such reminders. The more silent alarms you set, the more they will drain your battery life. You bought the Fitbit to track your activity and lead a healthier lifestyle. This doesn’t mean that you can’t set any silent alarm, just that you shouldn’t exaggerate.

Avoid Fitbit battery overheating

It’s necessary to pay close attention to the battery temperature. If the Fitbit gets too hot, then there is something terribly wrong with the battery. You should always charge the fitness tracker at room temperature. If you expose the Fitbit to extreme high and low temperatures, you will lose battery life. Extreme temperatures are killers of batteries and this is something that you should remember. Even if the temperature is kept at a right level by the connector, it’s still a good idea to avoid extreme temperatures.

Turn off connected Android devices

You don’t need an Android device to use the fitness tracker, but you can pair the Fitbit and a smartphone for optimum results. What you can do is link Fitbit to your phone and receive notifications. Once the fitness tracker and the phone are synchronized, you will no longer miss important notifications. The choices for notification are virally endless. You can make your mobile phone support notifications like calls, texts, and calendar events.  You can use your phone and you can use your tablet. If you aren’t using the tablet, it is best to turn off the Bluetooth connectivity.