Fitbit User Guide: Essential Tips and Tricks

Extending Battery Life

Most Fitbit devices have a battery life of five to seven days, but you can extend that with a few tricks. In general, anything that makes use of the Fitbit's screen will deplete the battery, and that includes alarms and notifications. Setting fewer alarms or disabling some of your alarms can help your Fitbit's battery last longer.

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(Image credit: Fitbit)

You can also disable notifications.  Your Fitbit's screen won't show you who's calling when your smartphone starts ringing, and it won't vibrate, so it will use less power.

Althea Chang is Associate Director of Content Development for Consumer Reports and was previously a Senior Writer for Tom's Guide, covering mobile devices, health and fitness gadgets and car tech.