Fitbit is set to axe Fitbit accounts by 2025 and then switch to Google. This simply means that you will need a registered Google account for new Fitbits starting in 2023.
Fitbit Is Set To Axe Fitbit Accounts By 2025
If you are one of the persons that rely on your Fitbit device for tracking health and fitness data then you will need to take note in removing your data to a Google account. This is so because your existing Fitbit one will be going away in 2025.
This very new development is following the acquisition of Fitbit by Google in 2021, where the tech company reportedly spent $2.1 billion on the fitness brand that is well known for making not just some of the best fitness trackers in the market but also some of the best cheap fitness trackers too.
Fitbit Says That Existing Fitbit Accounts Will Continue To Be Supported Until 2025
On the company’s support page, Fitbit has stated that the existing Fitbit accounts will continue to be supported ‘until at least early 2025.’ But however when supports end, your account will no longer exist, and thus you will need to make use of a Google one account in accessing your Fitbit fitness data.
Fortunately, this warning is coming ahead of time thus giving users a two years notice in order to make the change that is needed over to Google. But as of now, you cannot swap over quite yet. Google accounts on the Fitbit platform as of now have not yet been launched, but according to the brand and company they will become available ‘sometime in 2023.’
What Will Happen When Google Accounts on Fitbit Have Launched
Furthermore, if you decide on buying and activating a new Fitbit device in the coming year whether it is or not you have an existing account, the support page of Fitbit warns users that they will need to make use of a Google account by the time Google accounts on Fitbit have launched. And on top of this, the page is also warning that a couple of new features will be locked also behind Google accounts immediately support for it goes live.
The company, Fitbit says that it will keep users in the loop in regards to changes to its systems through in-app emails and updates, and immediately you get the notification that Google accounts n Fitbit it is advisable that you make the switch over so as to avoid any disturbance to your Fitbit tracking.