A couple of days ago I accidentally left my Fitbit attached to a shirt that went into the wash. It was only there for a couple of minutes but it was enough to soak the device, which rapidly began to fail.
Taking advice from my father in law and the Fitbit site’s own FAQ on the subject, I left the soggy tracker in a bowl of dried rice for a few days. Much to my relief the rice quickly absorbed the moisture and my Fitbit is back working again.
Rice: not just for cooking and baby rattles.