With Google moving to tightly integrate its services with Fitbit’s own, a Google account will be required for certain uses of Fitbit devices and features from 2023, with plans to have all current Fitbit accounts migrated to Google accounts by 2025.
Fitbit’s updated support page says that creating a new Fitbit account and activating new features and Fitbit devices will require a Google account from 2023. Current Fitbit account holders can move over to a Google account or remain with their existing Fitbit accounts until at least early 2025, after which Google plans to terminate support for Fitbit accounts.
The FAQ states the firm will be transparent with its customers about the timeline for ending Fitbit accounts through notices within the Fitbit app, in help articles, and by email.
Currently, Fitbit users can access their desktop accounts via a dedicated Fitbit login or choose to continue with a Google account. This differs from using their Google account to log into Fitbit as they are two separate accounts without any transfer of data between them.
The search engine giant is pushing this as a positive move for Fitbit users. The support page lists the various benefits Google claims for Fitbit users to migrate to a Google account.