The Fitbit Alta and Alta HR are affordable and popular Fitbit. A common question I am regularly asked is are the Fitbit Alter and Alta HR waterproof? Can you take then swimming? Can you wear the Fitbit Alta in the shower? It’s easy to assume that modern smartwatches are waterproof. The majority of watches are waterproof so why wouldn’t you?
This article will help you understand if the Fitbit Alta / HR is waterproof. We will also cover what to do if your Fitbit Alta gets submerged accidentally in water and what you can do about it.
Is the Fitbit Alta / HR Waterproof?
The Fitbit Alta is splash, sweat and rainproof. It cannot be submerged in water. I also would not recommend taking it in the shower. A number of people have reported that the Alta stopped working after showering.
As general guidelines..
- Wear it outside in the rain
- Exercise wearing Fitbit
- Humid conditions should be fine
You should not:
- Don’t wear it swimming
- Submerge in water
- Wear it in the shower
Can I Purchase A Waterproof Case?
There are a number of waterproof cases available. However, it’s important to note that the device isn’t designed to be taken swimming. The device cannot track swimming and has little value in a pool other than to tell the time.
My Fitbit Alta Stopped Working When It Got Wet
Avoid turning on the device until you have completed this process. There are never any guarantees but this process is one of the best options to bring your Fitbit Alta back to life.
- Firstly get as much moisture off the device as possible with something high absorbent like paper towels.
- Cover the Fitbit Alta with uncooked rice. The rice will draw out the water. Keep the Fitbit in rice for 24 hours.
- After 24 hours try seeing if the device will turn on.
Which Fitbit is waterproof?
If you are looking for a waterproof Fitbit then the following Fitbit is for you.
The Charge 3
The Fitbit Charge 3 is ideal for swimming and has a swim tracking feature. It is water-resistant to 50 meters. Rain no problem, take a shower also no problem.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are Fitbit’s Waterproof?
Not all Fitbit devices are waterproof. The only Fitbits you can swim with are. The Fitbit Ionic, Fitbit Ace 2, Fitbit Inspire, Fitbit Charge 4 and Fitbit Versa. The rating is 50m depth.
Is The Fitbit Alta waterproof?
The short answer is no it’s not waterproof. It’s fine to wear it in the rain but not for showering or swimming.
Is Fitbit Alta HR Waterproof?
No, the Fitbit Alta HR is not waterproof. Its will be fine in the rain but do not submerge in water.