How to Turn Off Fitbit (Ace, Charge, Inspire, Luxe, Sense, & Versa!)

If you wish to store your Fitbit, it is recommended that you turn it off first to preserve its battery life. However, not all Fitbit watches can be completely turned off. While the Sense, Sense 2, Versa 2, Versa 3, and Versa 4 can be fully turned off, the Charge Series (which includes Charge 2, Charge 3, Charge 4, Charge 5, and Charge 6) cannot be completely shut down.

This guide will provide you with quick and simple steps to turn off (and on) various models including Versa 3, Versa 2, Versa 4, Sense, and Sense 2, as well as Charge 2, Charge 3, Charge 4, Charge 5, and Charge 6. Read on to learn the steps for each model.

How to Turn Off Fitbit Versa 2, Versa 3, and Versa 4 (5 Simple Steps!)

To shut down your Fitbit Versa smartwatch, simply follow these easy steps:

Step 1: Press the side button to wake up the screen of your Versa watch.

Step 2: Press the side button again to open the watch menu.

Step 3: Scroll through the menu to find the “Settings” option, and then tap on it.

Step 4: On the settings page, scroll down until you see the “Shutdown” button, and then tap on it.

Step 5: Confirm that you want to power off your Versa watch by tapping “Yes”.

To turn on your Versa 2, Versa 3, or Versa 4, press and hold the side button until the Fitbit logo appears. The process usually takes a few seconds.

How to Turn Off Fitbit Sense and Sense 2 (5 Simple Steps!)

Step 1: Wake up the screen of your watch.

Step 2: Swipe down from the top of the screen to open the control center.

Step 3: Tap on the settings icon to access the settings page.

Step 4: Scroll down to the bottom of the page and tap the shutdown button.

Step 5: Confirm that you want to turn off your device by tapping Yes.

To turn on your Fitbit Sense or Sense 2, press and hold the side button for a few seconds. You should see the Fitbit logo appear on the screen.

Note: If you use the Fitbit Ionic, Surge, or Blaze, you can also follow these steps to turn off your device.

How to Turn Off and On Fitbit Charge 3, Charge 4, Charge 5, and Charge 6

If you want to completely turn off your Fitbit Charge fitness tracker, you need to use it until the battery is completely drained to 0%. Fitbit Charge turns off only when the battery is completely drained. To turn it on again, you need to connect it to the charger. Here are the simple steps to turn off and on any Fitbit Charge:

Step 1: Swipe down from the top of the screen to open the control center.

Step 2: Find and tap on the settings icon in the control center.

Step 3: Scroll down to find the “Restart Device” option and tap on it.

Step 4: Finally, tap “Restart” to turn your Fitbit off and on.

It’s worth mentioning that some models such as Inspire HR, Inspire 2, Inspire 3, Luxe, Ace 2, and Ace 3 do not have a power-off option. To turn them off, you need to use them until the battery runs out completely. After that, connect them to a charger, and they will start to charge and turn on automatically.

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Should You Turn Off Fitbit When Not Wearing?

To conserve the battery life of your watch, you can turn it off when you are not using it. This helps in extending the battery life as it’s not being used. However, it’s not necessary to turn off your Fitbit when you are wearing it since there is no risk involved.

2. What Should You Do When Your Fitbit Won’t Turn Off?

Fitbit smartwatches like Sense, Sense 2, Versa 2, Versa 3, and Versa 4 can be turned off by following the steps provided in the guide. However, Charge 3, Charge 4, Charge 5, and Charge 6 cannot be turned off using the same method. To turn them off, you need to drain their batteries completely until they are out of charge. To turn them back on, simply connect them to the charger and they should start charging and turn on automatically.

3. Which Fitbit Watches Can I Turn Off?

If you are searching for a watch that can be completely shut off, I recommend you choose between the Sense, Sense 2, Versa 2, Versa 3, Versa 4, and Ionic. To turn off any of these watches, go to the control center, tap on settings, then tap on shutdown. Confirm that you want to turn off the device by tapping yes. To turn on any of these watches, press and hold the side button, which is the power button, until the Fitbit logo appears.

Final Thoughts

Not all Fitbit watches have a complete shutdown option. Some models such as Fitbit Charge, Inspire, Luxe, and Ace are designed to turn off and on automatically as long as they have enough charge. To turn off such models, the best option is to use them until the battery runs out. Once the battery runs out, the Fitbit will automatically turn off. I hope this guide was helpful to you!

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Jashon Kanaiza

I’m Jashon Kanaiza, a lover of life, books, gadgets, and coffee. I spend hours testing, researching, reviewing, and troubleshooting wearable tech by an array of brands. My goal with JayFinity is to help you push your wearable to its limit. From tips to how-to guides to reviews, you deserve the best wearable information – without a paywall behind it.

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