How do I get started with Fitbit Charge 5?

Charge 5 next to the text: Getting started with Fitbit Charge 5. Redefine routine with our most advanced health and fitness tracker.

Meet Fitbit Charge 5, an advanced health and fitness tracker that helps you keep a pulse on your stress, physical readiness, heart health, and overall well-being.

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1 | Set up Charge 5

Turn on and charge your device. To set up Charge 5, first connect it to the charging cable.

For more information, see How do I charge my Fitbit device?

Pairing complete screen

Connect your device. Next, create or log in to your Fitbit account and connect your tracker.

For more information, see How do I set up my Fitbit device?

If you have trouble, see Why can't I set up my Fitbit device?

A phone displaying several stats

Check the Fitbit app. Your tracker automatically syncs with the Fitbit app on your phone. See your complete health and fitness data in the app.

For more information, see How do Fitbit devices sync their data?

If you have syncing issues, see Why won't my Fitbit device sync?

Fitbit Premium logo

Unlock Fitbit Premium. Customers can redeem a Fitbit Premium trial subscription in the Fitbit app.

2 | Get to know Charge 5

Navigate Charge 5. Navigate your tracker by tapping the screen and swiping side to side and up and down. Swipe right to return to a previous screen, or firmly double-tap the screen to return to the clock screen.

For additional help navigating Charge 5, watch this video. To learn more about the settings on Charge 5, watch this video.

For more information, see How do I navigate my Fitbit device?

Core stats screen

See your stats. Swipe up on the clock face to see your stats , including steps, heart rate, Active Zone Minutes, and more.

For more information, see How do I navigate my Fitbit device?

Change your clock face. Match your device to your style by picking from a variety of clock faces. On certain clock faces, tap the clock screen to change the stat you see.

For more information, see How do I change the clock face on my Fitbit device?

Default clock face

Keep the display on. See real-time progress toward your goals and check the time with just a glance—even when your hands are full.

For more information, see How do I see the time on my Fitbit device?

Water lock screen

Prevent unintended screen activations. Turn on the water lock setting when you're in water, for example showering or swimming, to prevent your screen from activating. To turn on water lock, swipe down from the clock screen  tap Water Lock  firmly tap your screen twice. To turn off water lock, firmly double-tap the middle of the screen with your finger. If you don't see "Unlocked" appear on screen, try tapping harder.

For more information, see How do I navigate my Fitbit device?

Wear it your way. Make Charge 5 your go-to wardrobe essential for work, exercise, and everything in between. Swap out the Charge 5 classic band with a wide range of accessory styles sold separately.

For more information, see How do I wear my Fitbit device?

3 | Track trends with Charge 5

Manage your stress. The EDA Scan app detects electrodermal activity, which may indicate your body’s response to stress so you can better track and manage it.

For more information, see How do I track and manage stress with my Fitbit device?

Charge 6 showing blood oxygen saturation (SpO2)

Estimate your blood oxygen saturation. Charge 5 uses sensors to estimate your blood oxygen saturation while you sleep.**

For more information, see How do I track blood oxygen saturation (SpO2) with my Fitbit device?

High heart rate notification

Get heart-rate notifications. Your heart rate is a key indicator of health, so stay informed when Charge 5 detects that your heart rate is unusually high or low.

For more information, see How do I track heart rate with my Fitbit device?


Graph showing health metrics

Track trends with health metrics. In certain regions, track health metrics including breathing rate, heart-rate variability, skin temperature, and resting heart rate in the Fitbit app to help you identify changes in your well-being like increased stress, fatigue, or potential signs of illness.

For more information, see What should I know about health metrics in the Fitbit app?

Sleep score

Catch some Zzz's. Based on your heart rate, time asleep, and restlessness, your nightly sleep score helps you better understand how you slept.

For more information, see What's sleep score in the Fitbit app?

4 | Get moving with Charge 5
Notification that the wearer's heart rate is in the cardio zone

Get in the zone. Personalized heart-rate zones help you target the training intensity of your choice. Earn Active Zone Minutes for time spent in the moderate (fat burn), vigorous (cardio), or peak heart-rate zones.

For more information, see What are Active Zone Minutes or active minutes on my Fitbit device?

Reminder to move; showing current step count and goal

Step it up. Charge 5 helps you reach an hourly goal of 250 steps by nudging you at 10 minutes before the hour is over.

For more information, see What are the reminders I see on my Fitbit device?

GPS-tracked exercise that shows the current pace

Track your workouts. Use the Exercise app  to see real-time stats, capture GPS data, and get a workout summary when you’re done. For additional stats and a workout intensity map if you used GPS, tap the Exercise tile in the Fitbit app.

For more information, see How do I track my workouts with my Fitbit device?

For help with GPS, see How do I use GPS on my Fitbit device?

Settings app

Don’t get distracted. Turn on the Exercise Focus setting to silence notifications while you work out using the Exercise app .

For more information, see How do I navigate my Fitbit device?

Yoga workout screen

Customize your exercises. Choose from over 20 exercise types to track your favorite workouts.

For more information, see How do I track my workouts with my Fitbit device?

Two exercise summaries in the Fitbit app - an elliptical workout and a walk

Let SmartTrack have your back. Your tracker automatically detects and records activities at least 15 minutes long. Open the Fitbit app to see your stats.

For more information, see How do I track my activity with my Fitbit device?

5 | Live your life with Charge 5
Fitbit Pay screen

Pay from your wrist. Charge 5 includes Google Wallet, which lets you make purchases and fast-track your way through certain transit systems right from your wrist.

For more information, see What should I know about using my Fitbit device to make contactless payments?

Never miss a notification. See your phone, text, calendar, and app notifications in the Notifications app  on your tracker.

For more information, see How do I get notifications from my phone on my Fitbit device?

Quick replies screen

Respond to messages. On trackers paired to an Android phone, respond directly to text messages and app notifications with preset quick replies.

For more information, see How do I respond to messages with my Fitbit device?

Wake up alarm

Set an alarm. Set, snooze, and dismiss alarms from your wrist with the Alarms app .

For more information, see How do I manage alarms on my Fitbit device?Open


To learn more about your tracker, see the Fitbit Charge 5 User Manual.

**Not intended for medical purposes. This feature is not intended to diagnose or treat any medical condition. It is intended to help you manage your well-being and keep track of your information. If you have any concerns about your health, please talk to a healthcare provider. If you believe you are experiencing a medical emergency, call emergency services.

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