How to Clean the Fitbit Luxe – Band, Screen and Charging Contacts

The Fitbit Luxe is a fully waterproof fitness tracker, making it easy to clean and maintain. You should clean your Lux regularly to ensure it stays in good shape and continues to work optimally.

Cleaning your Fitbit Luxe is especially important if your Luxe isn’t charging well. If the electrical contacts get dirty, charging can suffer. That’s a big reason why it’s crucial to keep the contacts clean.

Here are some simple steps to follow to clean your Luxe. The whole process takes about 10 minutes, plus drying time.

Cleaning the Luxe

Cleaning the Luxe is simple. Start by taking it to a sink or other location where you can work with it in water.

The Fitbit Luxe is waterproof, so you can clean it in the sink.

Use a cotton round soaked in rubbing alcohol to clean the back of the tracker, including the sensors and contacts. You can also use water instead of alcohol, but alcohol will help to ensure the contacts are clean and free of debris.

Use a swab with alcohol to clean the back of the tracker

Next, take a fresh cotton round and wet it with water. Add a small amount of skin-safe soap (such as Cetaphil) and create a lather. Use the soapy cotton round to scrub the front and back of the tracker, as well as the band.

Use Cetaphil on a swab to clean the band

If desired, you can remove the band and clean the contacts on the back of the tracker for an even deeper clean. Once you’ve scrubbed the entire tracker, rinse it off with water. Be sure to remove all soap residue before drying the tracker completely.

Let the tracker air dry for at least 30 minutes before putting it back on. This will prevent any moisture from being trapped against your skin. After drying, your Fitbit will look like new and be ready to use!

Clean Fitbit Luxe

How do I clean the back of my Fitbit luxe?

Cleaning the back of the Fitbit Luxe is crucial, since this is where the device’s sensors and charging contacts are located. Cleaning the sensors is important, because they rely on light. If the light can’t reach your skin because of dirt, the sensor won’t be as accurate.

Likewise, if the charging contacts get dirty, the device may not charge as well. For that reason, you’ll want to clean the back of your Luxe as well as the screen and band.

Again, using a cotton swab soaked in rubbing alcohol is the best way to accomplish this.

How do you clean your Fitbit without rubbing alcohol?

If you don’t want to use rubbing alcohol or you don’t have it on hand, there are still some easy ways to keep the Fitbit Luxe clean.

The best method is to:

  • Get an old toothbrush and dip it into water, or water mixed with a bit of lemon juice
  • Scrub the back of the device lightly
  • Wash the Fitbit thoroughly and let it dry fully

If you clean your Luxe without using rubbing alcohol, make sure to leave extra time for it to dry fully. Rubbing alcohol dries faster than water, so if you skip the rubbing alcohol, the device may need extra drying time.

Is Fitbit Luxe Waterproof?

Yes, like more advanced trackers such as the Fitbit Charge 5, the Fitbit Luxe is waterproof down to 50 meters (around 150 feet). That means it’s fully capable of being safely submerged in the sink so that you can clean it.

The only caveat is that you need to make sure your Fitbit Luxe dries fully before wearing it again after getting it wet. If you skip that step, you might trap water between the band and your skin, which can cause irritation.


Cleaning your Fitbit Luxe is an easy process. With a little rubbing alcohol, a skin-safe soap, and some cotton swabs, you can complete the process in less than ten minutes (not including drying time.)

Make sure to clean your Luxe routinely to keep it in good working order and to help reduce the risk of any skin issues.

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