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Fitbit accounts are being changed by Google accounts

New Fitbit customers might be required to sign-up with a Google account, from subsequent 12 months, whereas it additionally seems one might be wanted to entry a few of the new options in years to come back.

Google has been slowly integrating Fitbit into the fold since shopping for the corporate back in November 2019. Certainly, the most recent merchandise at the moment are generally known as “Fitbit by Google”. Nonetheless, because it presently stands, gadget house owners have been in a position to keep separate accounts for Google and Fitbit accounts.

Google has now revealed it’s bringing Google Accounts to Fitbit in 2023, enabling a single login for each companies. From that time on, all new signal ups might be by way of Google. Fitbit accounts will solely be supported till 2025.

From that time on, a Google account would be the solely solution to go. To help the transition, as soon as the introduction of Google accounts begins, it’ll be attainable to maneuver current units over whereas sustaining all the recorded information.

In a submit on the Fitbit support pages (through 9to5Google), Google wrote: “We plan to allow use of Fitbit with a Google account someday in 2023. Google accounts on Fitbit will assist a number of advantages for Fitbit customers, together with a single login for Fitbit and different Google companies, industry-leading account safety, centralised privateness controls for Fitbit consumer information, and extra options from Google on Fitbit.

“We’ll be clear with our clients concerning the timeline for ending Fitbit accounts by way of notices throughout the Fitbit app, by electronic mail, and in assist articles.”

Whether or not that might be sufficient to assuage the issues of the Fitbit consumer base – who didn’t have a say on whether or not Google purchased their private health information – stays to be seen.

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