April 15, 2024


Cream of Techno

Get ready to say goodbye to Fitbit accounts

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If you have a Fitbit account, a important adjust is coming your way. In accordance to the enterprise, it will be ending support for Fitbit accounts and will involve a Google account as an alternative.

Fitbit formally grew to become a part of Google back in January 2021. Considering that then, Google has been finding approaches to get its ecosystem and Fitbit’s ecosystem closer collectively. For case in point, Google has stated that its upcoming Pixel Check out will have deep integration with Fitbit. The most current thrust toward this united front is Fitbit’s new “Fitbit by Google” branding.

On Fitbit’s assist site, the enterprise has a FAQ about this new branding and what is in shop for the future. In the checklist of queries and answers, Fitbit talks about Google accounts on Fitbit. It is below wherever the firm announces that it will permit Google accounts on Fitbit in 2023 and will support a number of advantages for Google account people such as:

  • Solitary logins
  • Account stability
  • Centralized privacy controls for Fitbit user info

More down the site, on the other hand, it’s uncovered that some uses of Fitbit will need a Google account soon after Google accounts on Fitbit is released in 2023. It also mentions that Fitbit account help will stop in 2025, which will have to have all end users to have a Google account heading ahead. The firm states:

If you have a Fitbit account, immediately after the start of Google accounts on Fitbit, you will have the selection to transfer Fitbit to your Google account or to keep on to use your present Fitbit products and providers with your Fitbit account for as lengthy as it is supported. Assistance of Fitbit accounts will carry on until at least early 2025. Soon after assist of Fitbit accounts ends, a Google account will be essential to use Fitbit. We’ll be clear with our prospects about the timeline for ending Fitbit accounts via notices within the Fitbit application, by email, and in aid articles.

Though this is an attention-grabbing growth, it possibly shouldn’t arrive as a shock. Considering that Fitbit is now a part of Google, it only can make perception that Google would want to simplify points by changing Fitbit accounts with Google accounts. At least they are offering end users a great deal of time to regulate to the unavoidable alter.