Prior to Fitbit being acquired by Google, the company required users to have their own Fitbit account if they wanted to better manage their devices and use the app. Now that Fitbit has been acquired by Google, a report from 9to5Google has revealed that the company is now transitioning away to a new sign-in system.
Before this, users who wanted to log into their Fitbit accounts had to either sign in using their Fitbit account or use the “Continue with Google” feature. But now according to the report, Fitbit is removing that option as well and according to the message on its login page, it reads:
“We are removing the option to log in to your account on fitbit.com with your Google credentials to support an improved experience coming soon.”
There is no mention as to when this change is expected to take place, but it is expected to take place in 2023. So, what does this mean for Fitbit users? Basically it sounds like your Fitbit sign-in will now be replaced completely with the standard Google Accounts, meaning that your Fitbit and Google accounts will essentially be one and the same.
Fitbit users can continue to use their Fitbit accounts until 2025, but it’s probably a good idea to make the transition early just to be safe. Fitbit is also reminding users to be aware of their current email address and password that they used to sign up for the account, and once the consolidation occurs, users will have to consent to transfer their user data from Fitbit to Google.