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Table of ContentsGetting Started . 1What you’ll find in the box . 1What’s in this document . 1Setting up your Fitbit Charge HR . 2Setting up your tracker on your mobile device . 2Setting up your tracker on your PC (Windows 10). 2Setting up your tracker on your PC (Windows 8.1 and below). 3Setting up your tracker on your Mac . 3Syncing your tracker data to your Fitbit account . 4Getting to know your Fitbit Charge HR . 5Wrist placement . 5Dominant or non-dominant wrist . 5Using Quick View . 6Battery life and charging . 6Determining your current battery level . 6Charging your tracker . 7Care instructions. 7Autom atic tracking w ith Fitbit Charge HR . 8Tracking all-day stats . 8Using heart-rate zones . 8Default heart-rate zones . 9Custom heart-rate zones . 9Tracking sleep . 10Tracking a daily activity goal . 10Changing your goal . 10

Setting a value for your daily goal . 10Tracking Exercise w ith Fitbit Charge HR . 12Using SmartTrack . 12Using exercise mode . 12Using Silent Alarm s . 14Setting silent alarms . 14Dismissing silent alarms . 14Receiving Call Notifications . 15Enabling call notifications .15Managing call notifications .15Using your Fitbit.com Dashboard . 16Browser requirements . 16Adding and removing tiles . 16Device info . 17Managing your tracker from fitbit.com . 17Updating your Fitbit Charge HR . 18Troubleshooting Fitbit Charge HR . 19Fitbit Charge HR General Info & Specifications . 20Sensors and motors . 20Battery . 20Memory . 20Size . 21Environmental conditions . 21Help. 21Return policy and warranty. 21Regulatory & Safety Notices . 22USA: Federal Communications Commission (FCC) statement . 22Canada: Industry Canada (IC) statement . 22

European Union (EU) .23Australia and New Zealand .23China . 24Wireless sync dongle . 24Charge HR . 24Mexico.25Israel .25Serbia .25South Africa.25South Korea . 26Singapore . 26Taiwan . 27Wireless sync dongle . 27Charge HR . 27Russia . 27United Arab Emirates .28Safety statement .28Important safety instructions .28Cautions .28Care and wearing tips . 29Built-in battery precautions . 29Disposal and recycling information . 30

Getting StartedMake every beat count with Charge HR —an advanced tracking wristband that givesyou automatic, continuous heart rate and activity tracking right on your wrist—all day,during workouts and beyond.What you’ll find in the boxYour Charge HR box includes:Charge HR wristbandCharging cableWireless syncdongleWhat’s in this documentThis manual gets you started quickly with setting up your tracker. Setup ensures thatyour tracker can synchronize its data with fitbit.com or the Fitbit app, where you canget detailed information on your stats, view historical trends, log food, and more. Assoon as setup is complete you’re ready to start moving.The remainder of the manual walks you through every function on your Charge HRand also explains how to update your tracker when free firmware updates areavailable. Throughout the manual you’ll notice that for tasks that can be done on thefitbit.com dashboard or the Fitbit app, only the fitbit.com instructions appear—if youhave the Fitbit app for iOS, Android, or Windows, you can find instructions athttps://help.fitbit.com.1

Setting up your Fitbit Charge HRYou can set up your Charge HR using your computer or the Fitbit apps for iOS,Android, or Windows 10.Setting up your tracker on your mobile deviceThe Fitbit app is compatible with more than 200 mobile devices that support iOS,Android, and Windows 10 operating systems.To get started:1.Make sure the Fitbit app is compatible with your mobile device by checkinghttp://www.fitbit.com/devices.2. Find the Fitbit app in one of these locations, depending on your device: The Apple App Store for iOS devices such as an iPhone or iPad . The Google Play Store for Android devices such as the Samsung Galaxy S5 and Motorola Droid Turbo. The Microsoft Windows Store for Windows 10 mobile devices such asthe Lumia phone or Surface tablet.3. Install the app. Note that you’ll need an account with the applicable storebefore you can download even a free app such as Fitbit.4. When the app is installed, open it and tap Join Fitbit to get started. You’ll beguided through the process of creating a Fitbit account and connecting(pairing) your Charge HR to your mobile device. Pairing makes sure thetracker and mobile device can communicate with one another (sync theirdata).Note that the personal information you’re asked during setup is used tocalculate your basal metabolic rate (BMR), which helps determine yourestimated calorie expenditure. This information is private unless you go intoyour Privacy settings and opt to share age, height, or weight with Fitbitfriends.After setup you’re ready to get moving.Setting up your tracker on your PC (Windows 10)If you don’t have a mobile device, you can set up and sync your tracker on yourWindows 10 PC using the same Fitbit app available for Windows mobile devices.To get the app, click the Start button and open the Windows Store (called Store).Search for “Fitbit app.” Note that if you’ve never downloaded an app from the storeto your computer, you’ll be prompted to create an account.Open the app and follow the instructions to create a Fitbit account and set up yourCharge HR. You can set up and sync wirelessly if your computer has Bluetooth ,otherwise you’ll need to use the wireless sync dongle that came in the box with yourCharge HR.2

Setting up your tracker on your PC (Windows 8.1and below)If you don’t have a compatible mobile device, you can set up your tracker with acomputer and see your Fitbit stats on fitbit.com. To use this method you’ll first installa free software application called Fitbit Connect that lets Charge HR sync its datawith your fitbit.com dashboard.To install Fitbit Connect and set up your tracker:1.2.3.4.Go to http://www.fitbit.com/setup.Scroll down and click the option to download.When prompted, save the file that appears.Double-click the file (FitbitConnect Win.exe). The Fitbit Connect installeropens.5. Click Continue to move through the installer.6. When prompted, choose Set up a New Fitbit Device.7. Follow the onscreen instructions to create a Fitbit account and connect yourtracker.Note that the personal information you’re asked during setup is used tocalculate your basal metabolic rate (BMR), which helps determine yourestimated calorie expenditure. This information is private unless you go intoyour Privacy settings and opt to share age, height, or weight with Fitbitfriends.Setting up your tracker on your MacIf you don’t have a compatible mobile device, you can set up your tracker with acomputer and see your Fitbit stats on fitbit.com. To use this setup method you’ll firstinstall a free software application called Fitbit Connect that lets Charge HR sync itsdata with your fitbit.com dashboard.To install Fitbit Connect and set up your tracker:1. Go to http://www.fitbit.com/setup.2. Scroll down and click the option to download. If the button does not correctlyshow your type of computer (for example, if it says “Download for Mac”),choose the correct type, then click the button.3. When prompted, save the file that appears.4. Double-click the file (Install Fitbit Connect.pkg). The Fitbit Connect installeropens.5. Click Continue to move through the installer.6. When prompted, choose Set up a New Fitbit Device.7. Follow the onscreen instructions to create a Fitbit account and connect yourCharge HR. Setup on a Mac can usually take place wirelessly via Bluetooth; ifnot you’ll be prompted to plug in the wireless sync dongle that came withyour tracker.Note that the personal information you’re asked during setup is used to3

calculate your basal metabolic rate (BMR), which helps determine yourestimated calorie expenditure. This information is private unless you go intoyour Privacy settings and opt to share age, height, or weight with Fitbitfriends.Syncing your tracker data to your Fitbit accountOnce you've set up and started using Charge HR, you'll need to make sure itregularly transfers (syncs) its data to Fitbit so you can track your progress, see yourexercise history, earn badges, analyze your sleep logs, and more on your Fitbitdashboard. A daily sync is recommended but not required.The Fitbit apps use Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) technology to sync with your Fitbittracker. Each time you open the app it will sync if the tracker is nearby, and the appwill also sync periodically throughout the day if you have the all-day sync settingenabled. If you’re running the Fitbit app on a Windows 10 PC that doesn’t haveBluetooth, you’ll need to make sure the tracker is connected to the computer.Fitbit Connect on a Mac also uses Bluetooth for syncing (if available), otherwiseyou’ll need to make sure your wireless sync dongle is plugged into the computer.You can force Fitbit Connect to sync at any time or it will happen automatically every15 minutes if: The tracker is within 20 feet of your computer.The computer is powered on, awake, and connected to the Internet.4

Getting to know your Fitbit Charge HRThis section tells you how best to wear, charge, and care for your tracker.Wrist placementYour Charge HR should be worn on your wrist. While it may track stats such as stepsand floors when placed in a pocket or backpack, it is most accurate on the wrist. Forall-day wear, your Charge HR should usually rest a finger’s width below your wristbone and lay flat (as you’d normally wear a watch).As with all heart-rate tracking technology, whether a chest strap or a wrist-basedsensor, accuracy is affected by personal physiology, location of wear, and type ofmovement. In other words, not every person will get a perfectly accurate readingwith every type of exercise. For best heart rate accuracy keep these tips in mind:1.Experiment with wearing the tracker higher on your wrist during exercise.Because blood flow in your arm increases the farther up you go, moving thetracker up a couple inches can improve the heart rate signal. Also, manyexercises such as spinning cause you to bend your wrist frequently, which ismore likely to interfere with the heart rate signal if the tracker is lower on yourwrist.2. Do not wear your tracker too tight; a tight band restricts blood flow,potentially affecting the heart rate signal. That being said, the tracker shouldalso be slightly tighter (snug but not constricting) during exercise than duringall-day wear.3. With high-intensity interval training or other activities where your wrist ismoving vigorously and non-rhythmically, the movement may prevent thesensor from finding an accurate heart rate. Similarly, with exercises such asweight lifting or rowing, your wrist muscles may flex in such a way that theband tightens and loosens during exercise. Try relaxing your wrist and stayingstill briefly (about 10 seconds), after which you should see an accurate heartrate reading.Dominant or non-dominant wristTo improve the accuracy of your Charge HR, we ask that you specify whether you’rewearing it on the wrist of your dominant or non-dominant hand. Your dominant handis the hand you use for most day-to-day activities, such as writing or throwing a ball.You can specify this setting in the Fitbit app or in the fitbit.com dashboard.To make this choice using the fitbit.com dashboard:1.2.3.4.Log in to fitbit.com.Click the gear icon in the top-right corner of the dashboard.Click Settings.Using the navigation tabs on the left, find and specify the correct setting forDominant Hand.5. Sync your Charge HR to update your tracker with the new setting.5

a. Click the Fitbit Connect icon near the date and time on your computer.b. Make sure your Charge HR is nearby and click Sync Now.Using Quick ViewWith Quick View you can check the time on your Charge HR without pressing thebutton. Just turn your wrist towa