Fitbit plans to axe Fitbit accounts by 2025 and switch to Google

Fitbit Versa 2
The Fitbit Versa 2 (Image credit: Future)

If you rely on your Fitbit for tracking health and fitness data then you need to remember to move your data to a Google account as your existing Fitbit one is going away in 2025.

The change follows Google's acquisition of Fitbit in 2021; where it spent $2.1 billion for the fitness brand that’s known for making not only some of the best fitness trackers on the market but some of the best cheap fitness trackers too. 

On its support page, Fitbit has said that existing Fitbit accounts will be supported “until at least early 2025.” But when support ends your account will cease to exist and you’ll need to use a Google one to access your Fitbit’s fitness data.

Thankfully, this warning comes well ahead of time giving you two years' notice to make the change over to Google, but you can’t actually swap over quite yet. Google accounts on Fitbit haven’t yet launched, but according to the brand they will become available “sometime in 2023.”

Additionally, if you decide to buy and activate a new Fitbit device next year (whether you have an existing account or not) the support page warns that you’ll need to use a Google account if Google accounts on Fitbit have launched. On top of this, the page warns that some new features will also be locked behind Google accounts once support goes live.

Fitbit says it will keep users in the loop about changes to its account system via in-app updates and emails, and as soon as you get the alert that Google accounts on Fitbit we’d recommend jumping over to avoid any disruption to your fitness tracking. Alternatively, you could pick up one of our other picks for the best smartwatch or fitness tracker if you don’t want to use Google’s services.

Hamish Hector
Senior Staff Writer, News

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