If you are thinking of buying the Fitbit Charge 6 but wondered what the battery life was like first, then this article help you make a confident decision whether the device meets your needs.
I have my own methods when it comes to testing a device for battery life, and based on my testing system and provide a rating. I prefer to provide a rating this way, rather than provide a rating based on my opinion, because the test results can provide an unbiased opinion.
Anyway, the Fitbit Charge 6 can get around 3 to 9 days battery life. There is a reason why I have two different results, and that to do with the way that I do my tests, here is a short summary of my battery life test results.
|Battery Life Tests
|4 out of 5
|GPS Battery Consumption
|1 out of 5
After taking a moment to reflect on the final results, the Fitbit Charge 6 deserves it’s final rating of 5 out of 10 rating. My testing system has exposed a weakness, and I will explain in detail in this article. How will show you how I conduct and rate a device as well, which will provide context to the results that I have presented to you.
How I Conduct a Battery Life Test.
How I conduct the test is very straight forward, and I always stick to the same system. The image below explains the process that I follow.
Battery economy is basically your typical everyday use. I always stay within the system because if I do more, then this can impact on the final results. As for GPS battery consumption, this is a test I like to show independently. This type of test is of interest to those that do a lot of GPS tracking activities, which can be a massive battery burner.
How I Rate a Device
How I rate a device is very straight forward. Basically what I have done is categorized each test result, and eventually the five star tier system was formed. I have done this for both test’s that I do, an it gives you an idea of what’s out there in the market.
Battery Economy : 4 out of 5
|10% per day
|No of days
|4 out of 5
When it comes to battery economy, the Fitbit Charge 6 has performed really well and deserves it’s 4 star rating. The biggest battery burner is all day heart rate tracking, however based on my test results this is not an issue, which is very good news for all premium subscribers because the device relies on the heart rate tracking to provide the health metrics you require.
How Does the Charge 6 Compare to the Charge 5
Actually, based on my testing system there is a 33% improvement in terms of battery economy. The image below defines the key area’s.
How Does The Charge 6 Rank in the Market for Battery Economy
With a battery economy of 10% per day, the Charge 6 is right up there with some of the best devices that I have ever tested. The image below is a list of devices that I physically own and tested using my own testing system
GPS Battery Consumption : 1 out of 5
|GPS battery consumption
|1 out of 5
When it comes to GPS tracking, unfortunately the Charge 6 does not perform well. If you are someone that does a lot of GPS tracking activity, unfortunately the device will not be useful to you. At 20% per hour, that is a huge battery burner and I would not recommend using the full GPS mode.
Where Does The Charge 6 Rank for GPS Battery Economy
Unfortunately, the Charge 6 is rated last, and is probably the worst that I have ever tested. I honestly think that this feature needs to be taken out, because the accuracy isn’t the greatest either, but I will provide those test results shortly.
Thank you so much for reading and I hope you have learned a lot about the Fitbit Charge 6’s battery life, and I hope this article has answered any questions that you may have about the device before you decide to purchase. Here is the full break down as to how I concluded that the Fitbit Charge 6 can 3 to 9 days of battery life.
|1 hour GPS activity
Final conclusion is very simple and that is dont use GPS mode, and you can get close to 9 days battery life. You can use other modes like dynamic mode for GPS settings, which will save a lot of battery life for the watch, but burns more battery life for your phone. Obviously a trade off is needed.
In terms of GPS battery consumption, the devices that I have rated from one down to seven are great alternatives for those that want a more reliable GPS capabilities. I have also provided a video based on my test results, you can check that out below. Thank you for reading.