Are Fitbits waterproof? Your complete guide

Are Fitbits waterproof: Woman sitting in canoe wearing Fitbit Sense
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Almost all modern Fitbits are waterproof and can often be used for swimming or other water activities. That said, it's more likely you need Fitbits to be waterproof, so you don't have to take them off when you wash your hands or do the washing up – and there is nothing wrong with that. It's convenient to have a waterproof fitness tracker, and if you're after one, you'll find all the waterproof Fitbits listed below.

The best waterproof fitness trackers – among them, you'll find some of the best Fitbits, too – allow you to dive into a pool or jump into the shower in the morning and not have to worry about whether you're going to damage your wristband. More and more trackers are now waterproof, thanks to refined manufacturing processes that allow brands to seal the tech inside the watch case to stay dry even when submerged in water.

However, not every Fitbit device is pool-worthy, and some models are better kept on dry land. So in this guide, we're going to run you through each of the company's waterproof watches so you can choose the right one for you.

We may use the term 'waterproof', but it's worth noting that doesn't mean these trackers can go anywhere wet and do anything when submerged. Each of these trackers has limits, so we've included the exact details with each entry. If you want something that can handle deeper water, check out our guide to the best swimming watches.

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Fitbit Sense 2 | water resistance rating: 50 meters

Just like the Luxe below, the top-of-the-range Fitbit Sense 2 is safe to wear in the pool, has a dedicated swimming workout mode and even tracks how long you've been swimming automatically.


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Fitbit Versa 4 | water resistance rating: 50 meters

The Versa 4 is Fitbit's sportiest smartwatch and is okay to wear in the pool. Like other modern Fitbits, the Versa 4 has a dedicated swimming workout mode and even tracks how long you've been swimming automatically.


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Fitbit Luxe (opens in new tab) | water resistance rating: 50 meters

The Fitbit Luxe is safe to wear in the pool, has a dedicated swimming workout mode and even tracks how long you've been swimming automatically.


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Fitbit Sense (opens in new tab) | water resistance rating: 50 meters

The Fitbit Sense can track your stress levels, and is safe to take into the pool if you like to wind down by swimming a few lengths. There's also a dedicated swim tracking mode so you can monitor your workouts in the pool.

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Fitbit Inspire 2 (opens in new tab) | water resistance rating: 50 meters

The Fitbit Inspire 2 is beach, pool and shower-friendly, resisting water ingress to a depth of 50 meters. It detects when you start swimming, and automatically logs how long you spend on your workout as well.

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Fitbit Charge 5 (opens in new tab) | water resistance rating: 50 meters

The Fitbit Charge 5 has 20 exercise tracking modes, which include swimming, and there's an option that locks the touchscreen while you're in the water so it's not activated accidentally.


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Fitbit Charge 4 (opens in new tab) | water resistance rating: 50 meters

The last-gen Fitbit Charge 4 is the first in the line to offer onboard GPS, so you can track outdoor swims. It's water resistant to 50 meters, so it's safe to take in the pool and to wear in the shower afterwards.

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Fitbit Charge 3 (opens in new tab) | water resistance rating: 50 meters

The Fitbit Charge 3 was an excellent fitness tracker when it came out, and its price has plummeted since the launch of the Charge 4 (and Charge 5), making it a fantastic deal. It was the first in the Charge lineup that you'll be able to take in the pool. 

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Fitbit Ionic (opens in new tab) | water resistance rating: 50 meters

Fitbit's first true smartwatch is also waterproof so you can take in the pool, and it's one of the best Fitbit products to track your swims thanks to its sleek, lightweight design. It's also great value considering its impressive feature set.

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Fitbit Versa 3 (opens in new tab) | water resistance rating: 50 meters

The Fitbit Versa 3 is a GPS-packing, workout-tracking smartwatch that you can safely take underwater to depths of 50 meters. Fitbit says you can happily wear it in the shower, the pool and the sea (though rinse that salt off afterwards).

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Fitbit Versa 2 (opens in new tab) | water resistance rating: 50 meters

The Versa 2 is a fantastic-looking smartwatch that will serve you well all day and night, with contactless payments, activity monitoring, sleep tracking and, of course, water resistance.

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Fitbit Versa (opens in new tab) | water resistance rating: 50 meters

Fitbit's second smartwatch is waterproof and capable of tracking your laps up and down the pool. The original Versa is a couple of generations old now, so it doesn't get much support from Fitbit, sadly.

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Fitbit Versa Lite (opens in new tab) | water resistance rating: 50 meters

Much like the standard Fitbit Versa above, the Versa Lite is also water resistant despite the fact it's both slimmer and cheaper. A great budget buy for tracking laps in the pool.

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Fitbit Inspire 2 (opens in new tab) | water resistance rating: 50 meters

The Fitbit Inspire 2 isn't a huge leap forward from its predecessor, but it features a refreshed look, improved heart rate zone tracking, and a free trial of Fitbit Premium, which will prove extremely handy if you're a keen swimmer.

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Fitbit Inspire (opens in new tab) / Inspire HR (opens in new tab) | water resistance rating: 50 meters

The Fitbit Inspire and Inspire HR are two of the company's latest fitness trackers, and both are capable of being submerged. They don't track many swimming stats though, so you may not want these if you want to monitor your pool time activities.

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Fitbit Flex 2 (opens in new tab) | water resistance rating: 50 meters

Fitbit's first genuinely water resistant product was the Flex 2, which was announced late in 2017, and it's currently the cheapest waterproof Fitbit if you can still find it in stock.

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Fitbit Ace 2 (opens in new tab) | water resistance rating: 50 meters

The original Fitbit Ace was only splashproof, and not recommended for swimming, but the chunkier Ace 2 is much more robust and easily able to handle swimming lessons and family vacations by the sea. A truly kid-friendly fitness tracker.

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Waterproof Fitbit safety advice

As well as knowing how deep you can take your Fitbit, the company also has some advice on what you should do after taking your band in water.

The official Fitbit website has a note in the waterproofing section for each of the products above (apart from the Fitbit Ace) that states the following: "After swimming or getting the band wet, we recommend drying the band because, as with any wearable device, it's best for your skin if the band is clean and dry. We do not recommend wearing [the device] in a hot tub or sauna."

If you're interested in further details of how you can protect your Fitbit and your comfort when using one of its products around water, the company has even more details on its website (opens in new tab).

James is Managing Editor for Android Police. Previously, he was Senior Phones Editor for TechRadar, and he has covered smartphones and the mobile space for the best part of a decade bringing you news on all the big announcements from top manufacturers making mobile phones and other portable gadgets. James is often testing out and reviewing the latest and greatest mobile phones, smartwatches, tablets, virtual reality headsets, fitness trackers and more. He once fell over.