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Is Fitbit Charge 5 Waterproof?

Last Updated on January 5, 2024 by Bestusefultips

Fitbit Charge is a minimal watch whose only concern is health-related activities and showing time. This watch has a monochrome and straightforward design, and it is very light and slim, too. You will get features like ECG, SpO2, heart rate, GPS, step counts, and calorie meter for various workouts or sports. As it is a fitness tracker watch, it has to tolerate water from sweat or swimming, so one might want to know if the Fitbit Charge 5 is Waterproof.

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Is the Fitbit Charge 5 Waterproof?

Is Fitbit Charge 5 Waterproof

The Fitbit Charge 5 watch is not waterproof but is water-resistant. Waterproof devices can work even after being submerged for any length of time. Water resistance has set parameters, such as when it is submerged or in contact with water, depth level, and water moving with high velocity. 

Officially, Fitbit Charge 5 can work after being submerged at 50 meters depth, meaning water to penetrate water pressure should be equivalent to that of force at 50. This is above standard water resistance you can get in the market at the price you are getting your watch.

50m resistance means the watch can handle splashes of water, or it would be fine when swimming in shallow water for a short duration. However, it is unsuitable for water sports like diving or snorkelling, and the company does not guarantee that it will meet those conditions. 

Water Resistance Can Diminish Over Time

This can happen due to normal wear and tear, salt deposition, soaps, other chemicals, or high-velocity water. To minimize that dry watch after it comes in contact with water, always rinse it with fresh water for seawater, and prevent the watch from contacting soap and other chemicals.

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Can I Shower with Fitbit Charge 5?

While there would be no water damage problem due to showering, soap, shampoo, conditioner, etc., can damage hardware and even cause skin irritation.

Is Fitbit Waterproof without a Waterlock?

Yes, it is still waterproof without a water lock feature. The Waterlock feature allows you to lock the screen to prevent unwanted interaction. To turn on the water lock, swipe down > tap water lock > firmly tap your screen twice and to turn it off, tap twice in the middle of the screen.

Can I Wear my Fitbit Charge 5 in the sauna?

No, steam can penetrate your watch and condense it, frying it. Fitbit Charge 5 should be avoided as much as possible in saunas, spas, and hot tubs.

We hope that we have covered all doubts regarding Fitbit Charge 5. But if you still have queries, please ask in the comment section below. 

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