If youre who owns a Fitbit Versa, Versa 2, or Ionic, youll soon no more have the ability to transfer music from your own computer to your Fitbit device. In a support page spotted by 9to5Google, Fitbit says its discontinuing its Fitbit Connect app, leaving you with only two methods to download music to your device: a paid subscription to either Pandora or Deezer.
Fitbit Connect is really a companion app for Mac and Windows computers that enables you to sync fitness data between devices and transfer music to legacy Fitbit devices. Fitbit has slowly been phasing out the program and only its mobile app, since it no more recommends that users download it on its setup page.
But without usage of Connect, theres no chance to download music to your Fitbit with out a paid subscription to either Pandora or Deezer. On its support page, Fitbit says you might be qualified to receive a 90-day trial of either service, that may run you $9.99 / month for Deezer Premium or $4.99 / month for Pandora Plus after the trials over.
This change doesnt affect newer Fitbit models, however, because they dont include the choice to transfer files in the middle of your PC and Fitbit device (devices just like the Versa 3 and Sense already only enable you to download music through Deezer or Pandora). In the event that you own a mature Fitbit which has the opportunity to store music, youll still access the music files you have on your own Fitbit device at this time you merely wont have the ability to download any extra songs without Pandora or Deezer at night October deadline.
Many users use their Fitbit devices to regulate the music theyre playing on the smartphone, whether theyre streaming music through Spotify or hearing songs already downloaded on the phone. But nonetheless, access local music files will come in handy if youre hearing music offline or desire to use your Fitbit without your smartphone.
While Fitbit doesnt explain why its eliminating Fitbit Connect, its likely that there just isnt enough demand to help keep the service ready to go. Google (Fitbits parent company) didnt immediately react to The Verges obtain comment.