Fitbits will quickly lose the flexibility to sync with computer systems

Fitbits will quickly lose the flexibility to sync with computer systems
Enlarge / The Fitbit Ionic at present helps you to obtain music to the machine.

Valentina Palladino

Fitbit homeowners who wish to sync their health tracker with a pc to allow offline listening of downloaded music with out a month-to-month charge will quickly want to vary their method.

As noticed by 9to5Google on Saturday, Fitbit will not enable customers to sync their units over a pc beginning in October.

“On October 13, 2022, we’re eradicating the choice to sync your Fitbit machine with the Fitbit Join app in your pc,” a Fitbit support page reads. “Obtain and use the Fitbit app in your telephone to sync your machine.”

The Fitbit Join desktop software program helps you to switch music out of your pc to the wearable if in case you have a supporting watch. Newer units, just like the Fitbit Sense and Versa 3, can not retailer downloaded music.

After October, homeowners of older Fitbits, just like the Fitbit Versa and Versa 2, may even need to depend on subscriptions to not-so-popular providers for offline music. “After the Fitbit Join app in your pc is deactivated, you may proceed to switch music to your watch by means of the Deezer app. Clients in america may use the Pandora app,” Fitbit’s support page says.

Deezer and Pandora each require month-to-month subscriptions for music downloading and offline listening, with charges beginning at $10 monthly after any eligible trial intervals.

Keep in mind, Fitbits nonetheless do not allow you to add music you have downloaded by means of streaming providers, although you may management music in your smartphone with a Fitbit.

The brand new limitation should not final ceaselessly. When Google acquired Fitbit in 2021, the health tracker firm confirmed that Fitbits working Google’s Put on OS are on the way in which. Put on OS has offline assist for subscribers to Spotify Premium and YouTube Music.

The demise of the Fitbit Join desktop app will imply that Fitbit wearers who’ve managed to keep away from the model’s cell app have fewer choices. An more and more subscription-focused market has been coming for a very long time now. Fitbit Join continues to be downloadable on Home windows 10 and Mac OS X, however the firm says the Fitbit app for iPhone and Android supplies the “finest expertise.”

For now, you may nonetheless obtain and take heed to music out of your Fitbit; you simply will not be capable to add extra songs after October.