Does Fitbit Have Lithium Battery?

Does Fitbit Have Lithium Battery

While Fitbit trackers are famous for many things, a good battery life is not one of them. Even though a case can be made when compared to the likes of what the Fossil Gen series presents, Fitbit at least has a respectable battery life, although it is still not very great.

However, if truth be told, you can pick any smartwatch released in the last two years and there's a 90% chance it won't have a great battery life either. So, this issue that remains present in the Fitbit world is not inherent to Fitbit manufacturing; it is inherent to the smartwatch world. The primary reason for this is one and only: lithium-ion battery.

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Yes Fitbit uses the Lithium batteries in its modern trackers. However, with few practical actions you can ensure that your Fitbit tracker battery as long as it possibly can.

How Lithium Ion Battery Works?

Imagine a lithium-ion battery is like a magical box that holds energy to power your toys, like your favorite remote-controlled car.

Inside this box, there are two special parts: the ‘happy’ side and the ‘sad’ side. The ‘happy’ side has a lot of tiny balls called lithium ions, and the ‘sad’ side has a different kind of special stuff that likes to play with these lithium ions.

When you want to play with your toy car, you press a button to wake up the battery. Then, the ‘happy’ balls start rushing out of their side towards the ‘sad’ side. As they move, they bring along something called ‘electricity’, which makes your toy car go zoom!

But when the battery gets tired and needs a nap, you plug it into a special bed (charging station). Now, something cool happens. The ‘sad’ side gives the ‘happy’ balls a piggyback ride back to their home. As they settle back in, they start storing energy again, getting ready for the next time you want to play.

So, the battery works like a little energy storage house, where ‘happy’ balls go back and forth, making your toys work when you want them to!

What Kind Of Battery Does Fitbit Have?

As you would have guessed by now, Fitbit also uses Lithium Ion batteries in its tracker, which is fine. It is the industry standard, and the cost of manufacturing and ROI is feasible on these little packets of electrons, thus no company is in a rush to change their way.

Hence, when you plug your Fitbit charger into your tracker, make sure that the pins are in a secure connection before turning on the power supply. A little mistake at this stage can be devastating to your tracker or the battery in the long term. Once you have made sure that everything seems fine, turn on the power and check for the battery sign to ensure your Fitbit tracker is indeed charging. Depending on the series, LED light, haptic feedback, or just a simple icon on the battery sign will be your clue.

How You Can Extend The Life Of Your Fitbit

Since Lithium-Ion batteries function in a specific manner, there are inherent physical limitations to their operation. These batteries have a designated number of charge cycles before their performance starts to deteriorate. The age of the battery can be influenced by various factors, such as how you charge your device and how often you allow the battery to fully drain before recharging.

Here’s what you should strive to do: Always ensure that your Fitbit tracker battery remains within the range of 20-80%. While it’s understood that the battery may occasionally reach 100% depletion, it’s advisable to avoid this whenever possible. However, if you’re serious about prolonging battery life, try to stay within this range. Avoid leaving your Fitbit charging overnight. Keep your tracker nearby when you notice rapid depletion and take prompt action if there’s a trend of exponential discharge.

While it’s inevitable that your Fitbit tracker’s battery will eventually need replacement, your efforts to preserve its lifespan can significantly delay this outcome.

Fundamental Problem Of Lithium Ion Batteries!

Here’s the corrected version:

All Lithium Ion batteries have this fundamental issue of deteriorating conditions, which neither anyone nor any manufacturer can rectify. Here is what you need to know: we have extracted this quote from a member of the Fitbit Community, and it is truly helpful.

The best advice I have been told is little and often. So each day, when you know you won’t be active for a while, just pop it on the charger and you will never worry about being out of battery.

If your Fitbit is a little bit older, then maybe the advice to put it on the charger for the 15 minutes or so while you are in the daily shower or getting ready for work, is no longer enough (it will need more time on the charger as it ages, just like us!) then maybe charge it in the evening when you are sitting reading or watching television (or like me, wasting time on the internet…)

– Julia-G, Fitbit Community Member

Here’s the corrected version:

At the end of the day, there is no doubt that trackers like Fitbit will succumb to their eventual demise. It is our actions that can play a significant part in how and when they reach that point. If you take good care of what you have, it will last; then, it doesn’t matter what it is—a health tracker with a lithium-ion battery or a person with a good heart.

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