Google announced earlier this year that Fitbit users will soon have a new way to log in: through their existing Google accounts. This makes sense since the search giant acquired Fitbit in 2020 for $2.1 billion. However, the company did not provide information on when users can expect this new login feature to roll out. That changes now as starting June 6, Fitbit users will be able to access their accounts using their Google credentials. Here are the details.
Google plans to phase out Fitbit accounts by 2025
Google logins will become an option starting on June 6, reports Droid Life. Users who log in with their Google credentials will be able to access all of their existing Fitbit data, including activity tracking, sleep data, and heart rate data. The Mountain View giant is reported to use Fitbit data to improve its own health and fitness products, such as Google Fit.
Logging into Fitbit with Google is optional for now but that won’t always be the case. The search giant plans to make it mandatory for users to migrate their accounts to Google by 2025. If users do not migrate, they will no longer be able to use their Fitbit devices or access their Fitbit data. Additionally, you will be required to use a Google login to sign up for a new Fitbit account and to activate new sports devices and smartwatches sometime this year.
Google is calling the new login requirement more convenient since users will only need to use one password for both their Fitbit and Google accounts. The company is reassuring users that their Fitbit data will not be used for advertising purposes, in compliance with EU regulations.