Fitbit’s ending support for PC music file transfers
If you’re a Fitbit Versa, Versa 2, or Ionic owner, you’ll soon be unable to transfer music from your computer to your Fitbit device.exist support page spot go through 9to5GoogleFitbit said it would discontinue its Fitbit Connect app, which gave you only two ways to download music to your device: a paid subscription to Pandora or Deezer.
Fitbit Connect is a companion app for Mac and Windows computers that lets you sync fitness data between devices and transfer music to older Fitbit devices. Fitbit has been phasing out the software in favor of its mobile app because it no longer recommends users download it on its settings page.
However, without access to Connect, you can’t download music to your Fitbit without a paid subscription Pandora or DieterOn its support page, Fitbit says “you may be eligible for a 90-day trial” of both services, and once the trial ends, Deezer Premium costs $9.99 per month and Pandora Plus costs $4.99 per month.
However, this change won’t affect newer Fitbit models, as they don’t have the option to transfer files between your PC and your Fitbit device (devices like the Versa 3 and Sense already only allow you to download music via Deezer or Pandora). If you own an older version of Fitbit that can store music, you can still access the music files on your Fitbit device right now—and you won’t be able to download any other songs without Pandora or Deezer past the October deadline.
Many users use their Fitbit devices to control the music they play on their smartphones, whether they’re streaming music through Spotify or listening to songs already downloaded on their phones. But if you’re listening to music offline or want to use your Fitbit without a smartphone, accessing local music files will still come in handy.
While Fitbit didn’t explain why it’s getting rid of Fitbit Connect, it may be that there isn’t enough demand to keep the service running.Google, Fitbit’s parent company, did not immediately respond edgerequest for comment.