Fitbit users should prepare to start using a Google account to sign in to their devices next year. Google acquired the fitness electronics company in 2021 and plans to force migrate all existing Fitbit accounts to Google accounts by 2025.
the edge reports that a Google account will be required for “some uses” of Fitbit devices beginning in 2023. The company plans to migrate all existing Fitbit accounts to Google accounts by 2025. Google will also rename the service “Fitbit by Google”. “.
The information about the forced migration comes from an updated Fitbit support page. In addition to explaining how the migration will work, the page states that Fitbit accounts will continue to be supported “until at least early 2025.” Fitbit promises more information about the move to Google accounts next year.
Fitbit users with data privacy concerns can rest a little easier knowing that Google must keep their health data separate from the data used for Google Ads. A Fitbit spokesperson said the edge that Google’s binding commitment to the European Union legally prevents data commingling for at least a decade.
It’s important to note that Fitbit accounts created with a Gmail address are not automatically integrated. The company stated that the merger of Fitbit accounts with Google accounts will start in 2023.
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