A Google account will be required on Fitbit devices from 2023

September 23, 2022 11:59 p.m. STI

Washington [US], Sep 23 (ANI): Even though US tech giant Google acquired Fitbit last year, the smart wearables company has continued to launch products as it did before being rebranded as “Fitbit by Google.” This is about to change.
According to GSM Arena, Fitbit’s support page has been updated to reveal that after Google Accounts launch on Fitbit in 2023, “certain uses of Fitbit will require a Google Account, including signing up for Fitbit or activating newly released Fitbit devices”. and features.”

However, after launch, existing users with Fitbit accounts will have the option to move their Fitbit data to their Google accounts or continue to use existing Fitbit devices and services with Fitbit accounts as long as they are supported. which will be at least until early 2025, GSM Arena reported.
Fitbit said Google Accounts on Fitbit “will support a number of benefits for Fitbit users, including single sign-on for Fitbit and other Google services, industry-leading account security, privacy controls for Fitbit user data and more features from Google on Fitbit.”
Those who are concerned about sharing their fitness data with Google should know that Google will honor the binding commitments it made with global regulators to complete the acquisition of Fitbit, and therefore it will not use the data. Fitbit health and wellness for Google Ads, according to GSM Arena. (ANI)

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