How to reset a Fitbit Charge 2

The midrange Fitbit Charge 2 is the successor to (and replacement of) the Charge HR activity-tracking wristband. Fitbit has added “connected GPS” to the Charge 2: the wristband will pull GPS data from your smartphone while you’re walking, running, or hiking outdoors.

Resetting Fitbit charge 2

This article explains how to perform a soft reset of a Fitbit Charge 2. This method does not erase stored data, so it is safe to do so and not lose your fitness data.

Perform the following steps in order-

To reset the Fitbit Charge 2

Total Time: 1 minute

  1. Place the Fitbit Charge 2 into its charging cradle, and then connect the USB cable to a power source.

  2. Hold down the single button on the side of the Fitbit Charge 2 for between 10 and 12 seconds, until the Fitbit icon pops up on the screen.

  3. When the icon goes away again, release the button, then unplug the USB cable from its port.

    This should reset the Fitbit 2.

That should reset the Fitbit Charge 2, restoring it to working order. 

If this reboot didn’t fix the tracker’s issues, it’s time for a factory reset.

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