How To Adjust Brightness in Fitbit Charge 2, 3, 4, 5?

How to adjust brightness in Fitbit Charge 2, 3, 4, 5

The brightness level can be adjusted in Fitbit Charge 3 and 4. But Fitbit Charge 2 and 5 do not offer this particular feature. 

How to Adjust Brightness on Fitbit Charge 2?

Fitbit Charge 2 is the first model in the entire series. After its launch, the entire market went crazy for it. the watch features several advanced technologies like optical heart rate sensors, a bigger OLED display, a connected GPS, and so on. 

It is more of a fitness tracker rather than being a normal watch. Scrolling through the modes, you will see that you can set a particular mode dedicated towards an exercise form. For example, one tap on the screen will set the “walking” mode while another tap will hep you choose “biking” mode.

No matter what exercise mode you are setting at, the display screen will show metrics like heart rate, calories burnt, time taken, and so on. Despite being one of the best creations from Fitbit so far, it does not allow you to change the screen’s brightness.

There is no such feature saying that you can adjust the screen’s brightness, regardless of the place you are in. However, as OLED is used for manufacturing the display, it has enough brightness to help you view the metrics, time, and other data easily. 

How to Adjust Brightness on Fitbit Charge 3?

Fitbit Charge 2 has a lot of new features indeed. But it lacks some user-friendly characteristics which is where the Fitbit Charge 3 comes in. It has a square display where current time will be shown. This model will offer a huge range of automated exercise tracking modes, starting from walking to running

In addition, it will also help in monitoring your sleep and the overall heart rate. These two features weren’t available on Charge 2. That’s why the model is considered to be one of the best fitness tracker wearables in the market till date. 

No button is present in this fitness tracker. Its square-shaped larger display features a full touchscreen using which you can perform a lot of tasks easily. only one inductive button is there at the watch’s back. It will help you wake up the screen or return back to the previous screen. 

In addition, this display screen has received a resolution boost. It shows everything in a much clearer manner, thereby helping you to view the details at a fixed brightness. One of the major changes in the Charger 3 model is its adjustable brightness level

If you are not aware of the process, read here the steps that need to be followed closely: 

  1. First, you need to press the inductive button at the back of the watch. It will activate the rectangular display screen.
  2. Swipe the scree in the left direction till you reach a point where “settings” will be shown on the screen.
  3. Now tap on the “settings’ icon.
  4. There will be several options but only two will be displayed at a time. 
  5. Tap on the option saying “brightness”. Below it you will see that the default value is Normal. 
  6. You need to tap on the “brightness” option repeatedly till you get a desired value like Auto. 
  7. After you have set the brightness at desired mode, press the inductive button again.

There are four brightness modes on Fitbit Charge 3. In the “NORMAL” mode, the screen brightness will be within original value. When you set it as “DIM”, the screen will become darker, no matter how much ambient light you have. To keep the brightness levels high all the time, you need to set the mode at “BRIGHT”. 

The “AUTO” mode will adjust the screen’s brightness automatically by sensing the surrounding light. For example, when you are under the sun or in a room full of light, the screen will become darker and vice versa. 

How to Adjust Brightness on Fitbit Charge 4?

Charge 4 is the fourth generation of fitness trackers introduced so far in the market. It features everything present in Charge 3 along with several new features. for example, in the fourth generation, you have in-built GPS for knowing your location instantly. 

You can integrate Spotify with the watch and scroll through the songs or play your favorite podcasts without having to use the phone. There are more sleep modes than in the third generation so that you can take care of your health easily. 

In Fitbit Charge 4, the screen is of an inch size with grayscale feature. Even though the display is made from LED technology, there are some drawbacks that have concerned the users a lot. 

For instance, viewing the screen right under the sun is difficult. You might have to squint your eyes to view everything being displayed on the screen. That’s why the manufacturer has added brightness adjustment feature using which you can alter the display settings as per your convenience.

For adjusting the brightness, you can follow these steps:

  1. Press the inductive button present at back of the watch. It will help you wake up the screen. 
  2. Now swipe in the left direction till you reach the “settings” option. 
  3. Tap on it one time. The settings menu will open up.
  4. If you do not have the “brightness” icon, scroll the screen in the upward direction for accessing different menu options. 
  5. Once you have the option on your screen, tap on it to change the mode. 
  6. In the default condition, the brightness mode will be at normal level. If you want to view the screen easily under sunlight, adjust the feature to “auto mode”. 
  7. If you want to lower the brightness, you need to set it at the “dim” mode. 
  8. Once done, press the inductive button to go back to the original screen. 
  9. Swipe on the right side for returning back to the default screen position. 

How to Adjust Brightness of Fitbit Charge 5?

Fitbit Charge 5 is one of the latest launches in the market. It is the fusion of two things- technology and fashion. The product is loaded with several new features like “Always-on” mode, built-in GPS, and others.

Additionally, the wearable comes with a wonderful look that will let you pair it with any kind of apparel. In technological terms, the watch is definitely a pro. You can alter between the “Always On” and “Sleep” mode so that the battery life is conserved. 

You will have twenty different watch faces options to choose from. This will help you to set the right display face as per your mood and need. But it can be done only while using the mobile app. Unlike Charge 4, you won’t be able to change the options when the watch is on your wrist. 

Another major disadvantage of Fitbit Charge 5 is the absence of brightness adjustment feature. It has a fixed level which is why you might have difficulty in seeing the metrics, time, or any other data on the LED screen in certain conditions.

How Does the Auto-Brightness Feature Work in Fitbit Charge? 

You cannot change the brightness levels from Normal to Dim and back to Normal every time you go out in the sun or in a room full of light. That’s why both Fitbit Charge 3 and 4 come with auto brightness mode. 

Once you choose this feature, the sensor inside the watch will sense the ambient light intensity and help in adjusting the brightness levels automatically. For example, if the ambient light is too much, the sensor will increase the watch’s display brightness.

Similarly, when you are inside a room or under a shade, its brightness level will be diminished. This is how the automatic brightness adjustment feature works in Fitbit Charge watches. 

What Impact will Brightness Level have on the Fitbit Charge Features? 

Brightness intensity and battery life are indirectly proportional to each other. If you increase the screen’s brightness, battery life will be drained faster. 

To maintain the bright display, the sensor will convert the stored static charge into luminous energy and then feed it to the LEDs used in the display. As a result, the battery life will decrease at a much faster rate than expected.

If you want to preserve the battery life and view the display screen of Fitbit Charge at the same time, you should go for the “auto” mode. But before that, do read the manual to understand how much your battery will last on the auto brightness mode per charge. 

This will offer you more clarity which you definitely need to adjust the brightness levels of the Fitbit Charge 3 and 4. 

Final Thoughts 

Fitbit Charge watches are more of fitness trackers. On the screen, you can view a lot of metrics like step count, calories burnt, kilometers you have run or cycled, and so on. Sleep mode, tacking your sleep and resting time, and several other such features are also available in the Charge watches. 

The displays of these watches are rectangular in shape with a sleek design. You won’t have anything else being shown on the screen other than the metrics. But Charge 4 and 5 will give you the option of changing the watch face so that you can have a little fun. 

As for adjusting the brightness levels, it is possible only with Fitbit Charge 3 and 4. The other two versions of the wearables do not offer this amazing feature which can be a bit problematic for those wearing Fitbit Charge 2 or 5.

Elena Davis

If you are a tech-savvy person, then maybe we have something in common. My name is Elena Davis, and I love everything technology. Testing new wearable technology products and review them is one of my favorite things. I’m contributing my 10+ years experiences in product reviewing for multiple digital brands and companies.

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