You Won't Be Able To Move Music From Your Pc To Fitbit Soon

Music transfers from your PC to your Fitbit gadget will no longer be possible in the near future. Fitbit has announced that it will no longer support its Fitbit Connect app, leaving you with only two options for downloading music to your device: Pandora or Deezer.

For Mac and Windows PCs, Fitbit Connect is a companion app that enables you to sync fitness data between devices and transfer music to Fitbit devices that are no longer supported. On its setup page, Fitbit no longer suggests that customers download Fitbit’s software, which has been gradually phased away over the past few months.

If you don’t have Connect, you can’t download music to your Fitbit without either a Pandora or Deezer subscription. “You may be eligible for a 90-day trial” of either service, which will cost you $9.99 / month for Deezer Premium or $4.99 / month for Pandora Plus after the trial is finished.

Fitbit’s latest models, however, are unaffected by this modification because they do not include a means to transfer files between your PC and Fitbit gadget (devices like the Versa 3 and Sense already only let you download music through Deezer or Pandora). If you have an older Fitbit that has the ability to store music, you will still be able to access the music files you now have on your Fitbit device—you just won’t be able to download any additional songs after the October deadline.

If you’re listening to music on Spotify or downloading it to your phone, many Fitbit wearers use their devices to manage the volume and skip tracks. Local audio files can still come in handy, especially if you’re using Fitbit without a smartphone or listening to music offline.

Even though Fitbit hasn’t said why it’s discontinuing Fitbit Connect, it’s probable that the service is no longer in demand. There was no quick response from Google, the parent company of fitness tracker Fitbit.