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How to move Fitbit to your Google account

By 2025, it’ll be mandatory to use a Google account with Fitbit. | Illustration: Samar Haddad / The Verge

The Fitbit to Google account migration has started. This isn’t a big deal if you’re new to Fitbit or are about to buy a new Fitbit / Google Pixel device. You’ll be prompted at setup to log in with your Google account. But what does this mean if you’re a legacy Fitbit user?

Technically, you don’t have to do anything “until at least 2025.” Google and Fitbit both say they’ll give ample warning and a clear timeline before they start shutting down Fitbit account support. However, once Fitbit account support ends, using a Google account will be mandatory. That means if you don’t ever want to merge your Fitbit and Google accounts, it’s time to start shopping for an alternative fitness tracker.

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