How to Clean a Fitbit Band: A Full Tutorial

To clean an elastomer or silicone band after wearing, rinse the band under running water or wipe it with a cotton ball dipped in a rubbing alcohol. To remove stains and oil buildup or to do a deeper cleaning, scrub the band with a soft toothbrush dipped in water.

Fitbit bands are an essential component of your fitness tracker, and it is important to keep them clean to ensure they remain hygienic and last longer. This tutorial will teach you how to clean your Fitbit band thoroughly to disinfect it and make it look brand new again.

The first step is to remove the Fitbit bands from the device. This process is straightforward and easy to do using the lever on both sides. If you are dealing with a cloth band or a rubber band, the process is the same, but you need to leave the cloth band out to dry.

Once the bands are removed, you need a sponge, running water or a bowl/bucket full of water, and dish soap. Dish soap is important because it cleans and disinfects the band thoroughly. Apply some soap to the sponge and scrub the band using the abrasive side of the sponge.

Pay attention to the little holes on one side of the band and scrub around them. Also, scrub the thin sides, the clasp, and the metal part that connects to the device. You can move the bands back and forth to separate them and clean under them.

After scrubbing, rinse the bands with water, wipe them with a paper towel or cloth, and make sure to wipe the metal parts well to avoid letting water sit on them for too long. You can blow some air into the clasp to loosen any remaining water.

The Fitbit band is now clean, disinfected, and feels like new. If you have a cloth band, you need to let it sit to dry, preferably on a clothing drying rack, so it can get air on both sides. Leave it overnight to dry thoroughly.

In conclusion, keeping your Fitbit band clean is essential for hygiene and longevity. This tutorial provides a step-by-step guide on how to clean your bands thoroughly and ensure they remain in good condition for longer.


What do you use to clean a Fitbit band?
Instead, only use fresh water and a soap-free cleanser (like Cetaphil) to clean the band. Furthermore, to minimize the potential for damage to your product and the chance for skin irritation, avoid any direct contact with sunscreen or insect repellent sprays.
Can I clean my Fitbit with rubbing alcohol?
Clean the pins carefully with a cotton swab and rubbing alcohol. Make sure that no pieces of the swab are left behind.
How do I clean the smell out of my Fitbit band?
You don't need to deliberately do anything. Just shower as you nornally would. I don't put my wrist directly under the shower head, but other than that, I shower normally. NO STANK!
Can I wash my Fitbit versa band?
Rinse the band with water. Do NOT use hand soap, body soap, dish soap, hand sanitizers, cleaning wipes or household cleaners, which could get trapped beneath the band and irritate skin. Instead use a soap-free cleanser like Cetaphil to clean the wristband. Always dry the band well before putting it back on.