Can I get my Fitbit Flex wet?

Which Fitbit is waterproof? All trackers at a glance!

© Photo owner: Fitbit Fitbit is one of the most popular brands among fitness trackers. One of the most common questions: is the Fitbit waterproof? Here you can find a list of all Fitbit devices with the information whether they are waterproof.

Waterproof - all Fitbits at a glance


First the whole view clearly as a table. In the table you can find all fitness trackers from Fitbit. The properties waterproof and pulse measurement (HR function) are listed.
 

What does waterproof mean in Fitbit?

If Fitbit labels its devices as waterproof, it means that the corresponding fitness trackers up to 50 meters can be used under water. The duration is not limited by the classification by Fitbit.

This means that the Fitbit trackers are also suitable for swimming. Most are also able to record the lanes while swimming.

Can Fitbit be used in salt water (sea)?

Yes, the manufacturer also approves its waterproof devices for use in salt water. This primarily includes seas.

As a recommendation, however, the manufacturer states that the fitness trackers should be dried and cleaned after use in salt water. This is supposed to prevent salt crusts.

As a small note, it should be said that, of course, no trajectories can be recorded in the sea or other open waters. That should be quite logical, as there are simply no fixed track lengths there.

What about Fitbit non-waterproof devices?

If a Fitbit is not declared as waterproof, the manufacturer does not guarantee water damage. This means that the corresponding fitness trackers - Charge 2, Alta, Alta HR, Zip - should not be worn while showering or swimming.

On the other hand, the trackers can handle splashing water. This means that you do not have to take the devices off when washing the dishes or washing your hands.

In general, however, you should be careful with water with the non-waterproof Fitbits. Many also report positive experiences with water and the Charge 2 or Alta HR. However, the manufacturer does not give a guarantee.

Why is the heart rate measurement in the table?

A fitness tracker without heart rate measurement is relatively useless for meaningful use. Fitbit took a long time to pack the combination of waterproof and heart rate measurement in one device.

The first fitness tracker from Fitbit that was waterproof and had a pulse function was the Fitbit Blaze. In order to help you with the purchase decision, this information is therefore extremely important.

The devices in detail

Let's take a closer look at a few of Fitbit's fitness trackers. I will go into more detail when it is relevant.

Is the Fitbit Alta HR waterproof?

For women, the Fitbit Alta HR * is very attractive due to its appearance. The predecessor Fitbit Alta did not have a heart rate monitor. That has changed, which makes the Alta HR much more interesting compared to the Alta.

However, the Fitbit Alta and Fitbit Alta HR are both not waterproof. For this reason, I definitely recommend using the Charge 3. Alternatively, you can choose Charge 2. In comparison between Fitbit Alta HR and Charge 2, we also have other advantages here.

Is the Fitbit Charge 2 waterproof?

The Fitbit Charge 2 is one of the most popular models from Fitbit. After the appearance of the Charge 3 *, the device can be obtained cheaply in many places. However, Charge 2 is in contrast to Charge 3 not waterproof. An important factor for the chewing decision. However, there are also other differences between Charge 2 and Charge 3.

Is the Fitbit Charge 3 waterproof?

Fitbit's Charge 3 hit the market towards the end of 2018. One of the biggest differences to Charge 2: The Charge 3 is waterproof!

The fitness tracker is not only waterproof, but also offers the option of connected GPS, a pulse sensor and is in the price segment under 200 euros. For me, the Charge 3 * is therefore the favorite. You can find a lot of answers to other questions in our FAQ for Charge 3.

Is the Fitbit Versa waterproof?

In addition to the Charge 3, the Fitbit Versa * is basically the larger 2018 model. Last year it was the Fitbit Blaze. Just like the Charge 3, the Fitbit Versa is also waterproof.

One of the biggest differences between the Fitbit Charge 3 and the Versa is the look.

Is the Fitbit Versa 2 waterproof?

Yes, the Fitbit Versa 2 *, like its predecessor, Fitbit Versa, is waterproof. Both devices are also suitable for swimming and can record the lanes.

Is the Fitbit Inspire (HR) waterproof?

Yes, the Fitbit Inspire *, like the Fitbit Inspire HR *, are waterproof. One of the differences between the Inspire and Inspire HR is in the heart rate sensor.

Is the Fitbit Ionic waterproof?

The Fitbit Ionic * is the tracker with the most functions and comes close to a smartwatch. Here you even get a built-in GPS module and don't have to switch to connected GPS, as is the case with the Charge 3 and the Versa. The Fitbit Ionic is also waterproof and thus suitable for swimming.

Tags: Fitbit, Fitnesstracker, FitbitFAQ, faq The article was written by Lucas B and published on. The last update was on.