How do you charge a completely dead Fitbit?

Answered by John Hunt

To charge a completely dead Fitbit, follow these steps:

1. Gather the necessary equipment: You will need a charging cable compatible with your Fitbit model and either a computer with a USB port or a UL certified wall adapter.

2. Connect the charging cable: Plug one end of the charging cable into the USB port on your computer or the wall adapter. Ensure the other end of the cable is aligned with the charging contacts on your Fitbit tracker.

3. Secure the connection: Gently plug the charging cable into the tracker, making sure it snaps securely into place. This ensures a proper connection for charging.

4. Check for charging status: Once connected, your Fitbit tracker should start charging. Look for an indicator light or battery icon on the display to confirm that charging has begun. Note that some Fitbit models may not have a visible indicator while charging.

5. Wait for the battery to charge: It may take some time for the battery to charge, especially if it was completely dead. Be patient and allow the tracker to charge for at least 30 minutes before attempting to turn it on.

6. Press the button for 10 to 12 seconds: After the initial charging period, press and hold the button on your Fitbit tracker for approximately 10 to 12 seconds. This should initiate a restart and power on the device.

7. Monitor the charging progress: Keep an eye on the charging indicator to ensure the battery continues to charge. Depending on the model, you may see a progress bar or a percentage increase on the display.

8. Ensure a full charge: Allow the Fitbit tracker to charge until the battery is fully replenished. This typically takes a couple of hours, but the exact time may vary depending on the model and the charging conditions.

9. Disconnect the charging cable: Once the battery is fully charged, unplug the charging cable from your Fitbit tracker and the power source.

10. Start using your Fitbit: With a fully charged battery, your Fitbit tracker should be ready for use. Put it on your wrist or carry it with you to track your activity, monitor your heart rate, and enjoy all the features it offers.

Remember to consult your Fitbit’s user manual or the official Fitbit website for specific instructions related to your model, as charging methods may vary slightly.