Before smartphones gained in popularity, Fitbit devices were synced by connecting them to your desktop PC via a dock. As smartphones went mainstream, the old syncing process fell out of favour with Fitbit users. The company has now decided to pull the plug on the archaic “Fitbit Connect” app which transfers data between your Fitbit device and computer later this year.
As seen by 9to5Google, Fitbit will no longer allow you to sync your Fitbit device with the Fitbit Connect app on your computer from October 13, 2022. The company added that the desktop app will also be deactivated. Those who have been syncing their Fitbits via their computers can switch to the mobile app for Android or iOS. Currently, the old Fitbit Connect app for Windows and Mac is still available for download.
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The eventual termination of the Fitbit Connect app may not affect most users, with many already using the mobile app. However, as the app gets killed, the ability to sync music for offline playback will no longer be available.
“On October 13, 2022 we’re removing the option to transfer playlists to your Fitbit watch through your computer. You can continue to play personal music stored on your watch and transfer music to your watch with the Deezer app and Pandora app,” explained Fitbit.