The reported Fitbit-to-Google account migration is set to kick off this summer. With that being said, it simply means that the Google-owned wearable company will not be pushing users and existing owners of Fitbit to make the switch until 2025.
Fitbit-To-Google Account Migration
The way users now log onto Fitbit is about to change for real. And beginning this summer, existing Fitbit users can now select to start logging in using a Google account. Meanwhile, users who already do not have a Fitbit account will be required to make use of a Google Account when they are setting up any new devices.
The news is not much of a surprise. Google last fall announced that all of Fitbit users would have to migrate to Google accounts eventually and that the switchover in question would start on a gradual, slow, and optional basis sometime in 2023. And if anything, this is simply a sign that the migration process is right on schedule.
How the New Account Migration Will Work
Google also reiterated that existing users of Fitbit will not have to make the switch immediately, just that it will be required “by the year 2025.” For users on the other hand who want to get a jump start, prompts will begin appearing upon opening the Fitbit app. Users alternatively can also go to the Settings menu on their devices. And as for historical wellness and health data, on the other hand, Google says that migrating logins will not have an impact.
Google Integrating the Services and Products of Fitbit into Its Portfolio
Since the Pixel Watch made its arrival just last fall, Google has become more aggressive in integrating the services and products of Fitbit into its very own portfolio. The company technically has even been rebranded as “Fitbit by Google.” This, however, has left many longtime users of Fitbit not too happy, especially given to the frequency of server outages as well as a lack of replacements for legacy features such as challenges and open groups, which were sunset in the previous month.
The Advantages of the New Account Migration
Google, of course, is positioning the new login requirements as a much more convenient exercise for users, as it will allow them to utilize just one password for both services instead of two different accounts. The company also stated that users will now be able to manage Fitbit data directly from the Google Privacy Center. And as for data privacy, Google has stated that Fitbit data will remain separate from Google Ads data and will not be utilized for targeted ads, as per terms that were set forth by EU regulators.
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