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Introduction

This is a simple tear down & repair tutorial for the Fitbit Charge HR. Illustrated is the replacing of a weak or dead battery.

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  • Inside your Fitbit Charge HR

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  • You'll need some plastic bits to separate the band, plus a torx driver, new battery and a soldering iron.

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  • This repair only works on the Fitbit Charge HR model, not the older Charge without heart rate. The batteries are different.

What is the price of the battary?

Mazen Gammoh - Reply

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  • Start by removing the 4 torx screws

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  • The assembly is briskly snapped into place. You'll need to separate the sides of the housing with a small plastic tool and your finger nail (or two plastics). Be careful, as the housing can fracture with too much force.

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  • Once removed, there are 2 torx screws holding the circuit board in place. Remove these, and carefully pry the board out

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  • The Fitbit is very light, and hard to hold, so I recommend taping the board in place when soldering.

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  • Note: You can permanently damage your device. Be careful with the assembly, and splice one or both wires before removing the old battery to prevent a short. Do not mistake the round buzzer for a battery. It is not !

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  • After replacing the bad battery, plug in the charger for at least 20 minutes. Then remove the charger to confirm you have a working replacement.

i found that the T2 torx screw forks much better and fit more accuratly then the T3.

Rohan Grant-Dawes - Reply

Hi. Would you post the battery make and part number? I'd like to make sure I can get one before dismantling the Fitbit.

Many thanks.

nick - Reply

yeah i need to know this too,please post part number

Amin mirzaei -

Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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if you have the manual dexterity and intellect to replace the battery on a Fit bit Charge HR, why can't you do it on. "Charge" plain model I have 3 of these with dead batteries?

coljwm - Reply

The battery on the original Fitbit tracker is different than the newer Fitbit HR. If you can find a battery that fits, it would work.

martysummer - Reply

Where can I buy a replacement battery for my charge hr? Fitbit wants me to buy a new Fitbit which is inexcusable since the watch is only 16 months old

Evan - Reply

They sell them on Amazon for $10.95. Has only one review for 2 stars. Trying to decide if I should order one. Caveat emptor!

Scott McKernon -

Can you give me the size of the battery?

Bajmóczy Géza - Reply

The batteries Amazon sells have really negative reviews.... Say they don't hold a charge for more than 1 day, some even less... I've had my FitBit for over a year and now the battery is dead and no one knows how to properly replace them. They were designed that way to get you to buy another FitBit... it's how the world works these days.

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