Fitness tracking has become so much easier in recent years with the release of wearable technology. Many fitness enthusiasts wear these devices on a daily basis. While they are at the gym, at work and even while running a marathon.
Yet, they don’t realize how dirty these devices can become.
It Tracks Your Steps But Are You Tracking The Dirt?
Fitness trackers like Fitbit are designed to help you go the extra mile when looking after your health. They are built so that fitness enthusiasts not only track their workouts but also their sleeping patterns, heart rate and their diet.
But how often do we stop to think about the amount of bacteria that we come into contact with on an everyday basis? I’m going to guess, not a lot.
Now imagine how much extra sweat and gunk is building up on the bands and screens of Fitbits after a HIIT training session or a half marathon. Not pleasant to think about, is it?
A Dirty Fitbit - The Effects
Wearing a Fitbit non-stop is bound to gather dirt along the way. What most people aren’t aware of is that a dirty Fitbit can lead to problems not just for the device but also for you.
Prolonged wear of fitness trackers can be disastrous for our skin. Skin is a very sensitive organ that can be irritated by many surfaces. So, wearing these sweat covered devices for hours on end without cleaning them, turns them into a high-tech skin allergen (Look at how much devices like our smartphones can affect us).
Eczema and contact dermatitis are just a few of the skin allergies that dirty Fitbits can cause.
There’s also the matter of how this dirt affects the performance of the device. As we come into contact with more dust, condensation and bacteria it inevitably starts to build up around the charger ports and the tracker itself. Over time, this will cause your device to become sluggish and less effective.
Put Some Charge Back In Your Tracker
Want to know how to clean a Fitbit? Well, let us tell you!
These devices are sensitive to abrasive cleaning products such as cleaning wipes or soap and should have limited access to water. So, it is important to use chemical-free cleaning products. For example, our Sanitech disinfectant is:
This disinfectant does the same job as other cleaning products but without the abrasiveness. So, you can rest assure that your Fitbit isn’t being harmed in the cleaning process.
The best type of cloth to use when cleaning your Fitbit is one that is gentle but will firmly pick up all dirt without forceful rubbing such as a microfiber cloth. As these clothes are antimicrobial and premium weaved, they will clean away all that gunk and prevent further build up on both screen and band.
A Healthy Fitbit Means A Healthy You
Being able to easily track your fitness levels is a great thing! But in order for your Fitbit to keep you healthy, you need to do the same for it. Instead of letting all that sweat and grime fester, remember to take it off and give it a good rub. With our microfiber cloths and Sanitech disinfectant, your Fitbit will stay in the best shape of its life.