What do you want to know
- Fitbit will soon be removing the ability to sync music to devices through the Fitbit Connect app for PC.
- The Fitbit Connect app will be decommissioned on October 13, 2022.
- Users will still have the option to transfer music to Fitbit watches through the Pandora or Deezer apps, but both require paid subscriptions.
Fitbit devices will soon lose a feature. The Fitbit Connect app for Windows will be decommissioned on October 13, 2022. As a result, Fitbit owners will no longer be able to sync music downloaded from their PC to their watch. This decision drives people to paid services, such as Pandora or Deezer, if they want to keep similar functionality (via 9to5Google).
“On October 13, 2022, we are removing the option to sync your Fitbit device with the Fitbit Connect app on your computer. Download and use the Fitbit app on your phone to sync your device,” says a Fitbit support page (opens in a new tab).
So far, Fitbit users have been able to sync their devices through their PC. In addition to providing an alternative to the iOS and Android Fitbit apps, the Fitbit Connect app could be used to sync downloaded music to devices. Now, users will need to have a paid subscription to get similar features.
Older Fitbit devices, such as Versa and Versa 2, will only be able to sync music downloaded through Deezer or Pandora. These services both require paid subscriptions, which start at $10 per month.
“After disabling the Fitbit Connect app on your computer, you can continue to transfer music to your watch through the Deezer app,” reads one. separate support page (opens in a new tab). “Customers in the United States can also use the Pandora app.”
While only a subset of Fitbit owners have used the option to sync music from PC to watch, many have expressed frustration over Fitbit removing a feature. Generally speaking, users want devices to gain functionality over time or retain functionality rather than losing options.