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Has anyone experienced feeling dizzy and woozy wearing the Charge HR?

I bought the HR for my father as he wanted to monitor his heart rate. He's been feeling very dizzy and woozy since wearing it.

 

He's had a triple heart bypass (but that was 8 years ago) and he wondered if it was affecting him somehow. When he stopped wearing it, he was fine again.

 

Has anyone else had this?

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@Annie888 It's great to see you in the Community! It's weird that your father is feeling dizzy when he wears the tracker. I recommend reading this article that contains info about if it's safe to wear the Charge HR. It's also recommendable to wear the unit not too tight.

 

If the problem persists, I suggest you to contact our Customer Support team so they can investigate further.

 

I'll be around if you need more help my friend! Smiley Happy

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I can't have the heart monitor turned on either. I don't get dizzy but it does make me feel weird, not sure why but it does. Good luck to your father.

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Lol, in order to adequately troubleshoot the issue, you'd want to try another tracker that measures heart rate, and see if you get the same physical results (most trackers use the same optical sensor to measure heart rate).

 

 

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I know that I have no symptoms when I don't wear it, not sure if it's the sensor though, may be the open electrical port that is used to charge giving off electrical impulses.


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I bought a Fitbit Alta last week - mainly for the Qantas Frequent Flyer Points. The first day I wore it I felt quite dizzy by the afternoon and my pulse rate was very erratic. The only previous time I have felt like that was at 5000 metres at Everest Base Camp.  I am 77 but very fit (5 marathons, 100km cycling every week, yoga and other exercise.) I didn't think the Fitbit could be causing that reaction but I googled "Fitbit side effects" and found plenty of posts.  I took the Fitbit off late afternoon and haven't worn it since. Next morning I was still slightly dizzy but that soon passed I have yet to see a doctor to see if I have a problem and the reaction was coincidental or connected to the Fitbit

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@abbalean I'm also 77, RHR 52 and have worn all of the Fitbit wristbased HR trackers. I have settled on the Blaze and have been wearing that since inception. No issues here and I'm sure at your fitness level there shouldn't be any issues.

 

What was the weather like and your hydration level. ?

 

Last year I had a scare on a very hot day and fortunately I had a doctors appointment that afternoon. My HR was 96 bpm which was abnormal for me because of my normal slow HR. The doctor wasn't worried and just stated the HR can be 60-100..bpm as normal.. I put it down to hydration., I had been working in the garden and came in for a rest.


@abbalean wrote:

I bought a Fitbit Alta last week - mainly for the Qantas Frequent Flyer Points. The first day I wore it I felt quite dizzy by the afternoon and my pulse rate was very erratic. The only previous time I have felt like that was at 5000 metres at Everest Base Camp.  I am 77 but very fit (5 marathons, 100km cycling every week, yoga and other exercise.) I didn't think the Fitbit could be causing that reaction but I googled "Fitbit side effects" and found plenty of posts.  I took the Fitbit off late afternoon and haven't worn it since. Next morning I was still slightly dizzy but that soon passed I have yet to see a doctor to see if I have a problem and the reaction was coincidental or connected to the Fitbit


 

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G'day Colinm
Thanks for your feedback. It was a warm day and I did a 25km ride that morning but I usually ride further on much hotter days. I agree it's important to keep hydrating. I'll also keep experimenting. Good to hear you haven't had any more problems.

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I'm glad someone else has mentioned this.  We bought our fitbit this past Friday and I started wearing it on Saturday.  I am pregnant with my third (not very far along) and have been experiencing some morning sickness.  Today I have been in bed all day long due to morning sickness and dizziness, or so I thought.  I decided to take off my fitbit for a while and now I am able to get out of bed and do my normal things.  I'm still nauseous, but not I'm not confined to my bed.  I'm not going to take it back just yet, because I want to see if today was an off day for me.  But I'm kind of thinking this had something to do with how I felt today.  

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Is this the charge HR?



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It is.

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It was the Charge HR that caused this problem for my father. He stopped using it and he was fine again. He does have a history of heart problems and was very concerned about using it. I have a Charge (not HR) and I have not had any problems. I was worried about the flashing lights on the back of the HR which are always pulsating onto the skin, which is why I got the Charge -  mainly to track my steps, I didn't need to track my heart.

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Hi there guys! Good to see you all in the Community! Smiley Happy

 

The signal emitted by the Fitbit trackers to connect via Bluetooth to your phone should be harmless and the tracker itself shouldn't cause any discomfort on your overall health but if by any chance you feel bad while wearing it, I'd recommend to stop waring it for a couple of days and if try it out after that time. If you get to feel the same, you can think of returning it if you'd like and get in touch with the Support Team for them to guide you through this process or take it back to where you purchased it if it wasn't through Fitbit.com

 

Anything else you may need help with, let me know. I'll be happy to assist. Smiley Happy

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I bought a fitbit charge HR 3 days ago. Fpr.2 days I woke up very dizzy and nauseated. I have never felt this way. I did not wear the fitbit yesterday and I feel fine. I have no health problems what so ever. 

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It might be the HR monitor, you could be fine with a normal FitBit which doesn't have the HR.

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Or you can just shut off the heart rate function. That's what I did and no problems after that.

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Hi there @Kdysard. Welcome to the Community Forums! Smiley Happy

 

It's very strange what you experienced and I'm sorry about that. Just to make sure, you mentioned that you are not wearing it now and that you feel good. Try to wear it again soon and see what happens. If you start feeling bad, follow @hkweber and @Annie888 suggestions of turning off the heart rate monitor and see if that has anything to do.

 

Hope you feel better and please, let us know your findings!

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