Fitbit users may need Google accounts to sign in in 2023
San Francisco: Google-owned wearables brand Fitbit plans to make Google accounts mandatory on new Fitbit devices starting next year.
According to Fitbit, Google will not use Fitbit health and wellness data for Google Ads.
“After we launch Google Accounts on Fitbit in 2023, some uses of Fitbit will require a Google Account, including to sign up for Fitbit or activate newly released Fitbit devices and features,” the wearables brand said on a support page.
“If you have a Fitbit account, after the launch of Google Accounts on Fitbit, you will have the option to move Fitbit to your Google Account or continue to use your existing Fitbit devices and services with your Fitbit account for as long as it is supported,” he added.
The company said Google Accounts on Fitbit will support several benefits for Fitbit users, including single sign-on for Fitbit and other Google services, account security, centralized Fitbit user data privacy controls and more features from Google on Fitbit.
After the launch of Google Accounts on Fitbit, if you want to switch from your Fitbit account to your Google account, you will need to consent to the transfer of your Fitbit user data from Fitbit to Google.
After you complete the move, you’ll sign in to Fitbit with your Google Account, not your Fitbit account.