The use of future Fitbit gadgets and functionalities will start to require a Google Account in 2023. Fitbit.com will no longer allow Google sign-in as part of its shift to a single account structure.
You can currently sign in to Fitbit.com using “Continue with Google” or your username and password (also known as your Fitbit account) (Google Account). The website allowed users to sign in using Facebook until 2021, but that feature was eventually and predictably discontinued.
“We are removing the option to check in to your account on fitbit.com with your Google credentials to support an enhanced experience coming soon,” reads the new sign-in page for the Fitbit website. There is no specified timeframe for when this will take place.
Make sure you are familiar with your Fitbit email account and password in order to be prepared for this removal. Click Forgot Password if you don’t remember your password.
The Android and iOS apps already ask users to provide their email addresses and password, and Fitbit wants all users to be aware of these details. If not, you are urged to change it and input a new one.
Fitbit accounts will now be replaced with regular Google Accounts, eliminating the need for two separate systems. Although customers will be allowed to continue using their current Fitbit accounts until 2025, a Google Account will be required to access new features and set up devices.
Along with the availability of new capabilities, Google also highlights “industry-leading account security, centralized privacy controls for Fitbit user data, and additional features from Google on Fitbit.”
You will need to “agree to transmit your Fitbit user data from Fitbit to Google” when this consolidation occurs. There is currently no schedule for when this will happen.