Tuesday marks the beginning of the end for Fitbit accounts. From then on, Fitbit users can log in with a Google account.
Before you race straight to the Fitbit portal: you don’t have to switch right away. Google says it will let users log in with their Fitbit account until early 2025. After that, however, it’s over and out with Fitbit accounts. You will then be required to log in with a Google account to continue using your Fitbit wearable.
That is currently not the case. Google does offer the option to make that switch from Tuesday 6 June. The migration doesn’t involve much more than having your Fitbit data transferred to Google’s ecosystem. Once this process is completed you can continue without noticing anything; nothing will change in the Fitbit app, and your wellness data will be included in the migration.
New Fitbit users
New users who try to create an account from June 6 will immediately be required to log in via Google. Data is also linked to your Google account. Many wonder what the impact is on their privacy. Google previously guaranteed that the data will only be used in the Fitbit ecosystem. Wellness data is therefore not suddenly used for advertisements, Google emphasized.
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Why is moving to a Google sign-in process? According to the search giant, this is not only safer, but above all much easier. The latter makes sense, given that many Fitbit users own an Android smartphone and are therefore already logged in to Google. Once the Fitbit app has been installed, it is therefore not necessary to log in separately to an associated Fitbit account.
Acquisition by Google
Since the acquisition of Fitbit in 2021, the companies have already grown together considerably. So much so that the Pixel Watch uses the Fitbit app and various techniques from that company. In exchange, Fitbit wearables received access to various Google technologies – including the option to navigate via Google Maps and pay with Google Pay.