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Feb 04, 2021 The Spotify supported Fitbit device includes Fitbit Versa, Versa 2, Ionic, and Versa Lite. Fitbit versa Spotify allows you to get on-device music playback. Now that you know that Spotify is available on Fitbit devices, we are going to discuss how you can download Spotify on your Fitbit device. Unlock Fitbit Premium. Versa 2 Special Edition comes with a 3-month free trial of Fitbit Premium for eligible customers in certain countries. And Spotify apps to.
The right playlist can make or break your workout. Just like you need the right gear and tools to up your fitness game, listening to your favorite tunes will undoubtedly get you in the mood to slay that run or indoor workout. That’s where the Spotify–Connect & Control app on Fitbit Charge 4 and Fitbit smartwatches comes in.* Now, Fitbit and Spotify work together better than ever—and you can control your music and podcasts all from your wrist. Plus, switch devices with the Spotify Connect feature, all without missing a beat. What’s not to love about that?
How to start using the Spotify app on Fitbit Charge 4 and Fitbit Smartwatches:
- First make sure the app is installed on your Fitbit watch or tracker and you have connected your Spotify Premium account. Don’t have a Spotify Premium account? Try Premium for free.¹
- In the Fitbit app, tap the Today tab > your profile picture > your device image > Apps.
- Tap the gear icon next to Spotify.
- Tap Log In and follow the on-screen instructions to log in to your Spotify Premium account.
- Open the Spotify app on your phone and begin playing music or a podcast.
(Note that the Spotify app on your smartwatch and tracker don’t support playing music offline. This means that your paired phone must be connected to the internet and remain nearby with the Fitbit app running in the background.)
- Open the Spotify app on your watch and tracker to then control playback on-the-go.
- Tap the devices icon to switch between devices. To see a device, you must have the Spotify app open on that device and be logged in to your account. Up to 8 devices are listed.
Make the most of Spotify on your Fitbit watch and tracker:
Connect anytime to Bluetooth-enabled devices. First, open the Spotify app on your phone, laptop, or tablet, then…
Use the controls. This one’s pretty self-explanatory, but you can do so byhitting play, pause, skipping forward on songs, and skipping back songs.*
Save tracks. Tap the heart to Like (💚) your fave tunes and save them to your library of “Liked Songs.”
Put your music on shuffle. Tap the shuffle icon to switch up the order your tracks play in.
With the Spotify Connect feature, you can select which device you want to play Spotify on. There are hundreds of Spotify Connect devices including your phone, laptop, TV, PlayStation, Google Home, Amazon Echo, smart speakers and wireless speakers (must be a Connect-enabled speaker), and more.**
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Select Recently Played playlists. Change from your favorite playlist to a Recently Played podcast and then back again. Not feeling particularly motivated or inspired by your music choices? Fans of Spotify’s “Discover Weekly” and “Release Radar” playlists should know that the algorithm won’t fail you when it comes to these fresh tunes, delivered to your fave streaming service on a weekly basis.
Stumped on what to listen to? You can also take your pick from Spotify’s popular selection of curated Workout playlists. Simply select the Workouts playlist on your watch. Here you’ll be able to choose from a range of playlists to get you in the zone, from the “Motivation Mix” to “Throwback Workout” and more. Alternately, you can pick according to the kind of workout you’ll be doing, with plenty of power mixes carefully curated for yogis to runners and cardio lovers alike.
Here’s what it looks like on the Fitbit Charge 4:
Available on Fitbit Charge 4 and Fitbit smartwatches.
¹Terms and conditions apply. Open only to users who haven’t already tried Premium.
*Volume control is not currently supported.
**You also might need to be playing Spotify on your Spotify Connect device first before it shows up as a device in the Spotify app on your Fitbit. Learn more about Spotify Connect devices and how they work here.
This information is for educational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for medical diagnosis or treatment. You should not use this information to diagnose or treat a health problem or condition. Always check with your doctor before changing your diet, altering your sleep habits, taking supplements, or starting a new fitness routine.
Today, Fitbit announced the Versa 2, its latest smartwatch. The new wearable includes quite a few new features, such as Amazon Alexa, Spotify, a swimproof design, Fitbit Pay, and more.
'At Fitbit, we believe that health belongs to everyone and that people should not be priced out of having access to devices and features that can help them improve their health. That’s why we’ve designed Versa 2 to be a premium, full-featured and easy-to-use smartwatch at an accessible price point,' said James Park, co-founder and CEO of Fitbit. 'Building on the success of our original best-selling Versa smartwatch, we believe the added value and innovation in Versa 2 with new features like Alexa, a Spotify app and advanced in-app and on-device sleep features, will bring more users into the smartwatch category, allowing them to unlock the benefits of better health.'
The Fitbit Versa 2 promises to be the first Fitbit device with Alexa built into it, using a built-in microphone. You can tell Alexa to start an exercise, find the nearest gym, or find out how many calories are in an avocado (Fitbit says it's 322). You'll have to press a button to access Alexa, so it's not automatic like Siri is on an Apple Watch, but responses will be silent, text-based notifications.
Fitbit Pay is an interesting addition, allowing you to make NFC payments without using your phone. The company says it will work with 'New York MTA OMNY, TransLink in Vancouver, Transport for London (TfL) and Taiwan iPASS', along with many other retailers that accept NFC payments.
Spotify is a major addition as well, letting you control music playback from the Versa 2. The press release doesn't actually say anything about storing music on the device itself, so it seems that you can only control Spotify running on your phone.
Fitbit also noted a bunch of new sleep-tracking features, such as Sleep Score, which is based on your heart rate, restlessness, time awake, and sleep stages. Smart wake is actually coming to all Fitbit smartwatches, and it will use machine learning to wake you at an optimal time. There's Sleep Mode, which shuts off the screen while you're sleeping, and coming soon, there will be an Estimated Oxygen Variation Graph.
But if you want better sleep tracking, you'll want to sign up for Fitbit Premium, a new service that the firm also announced today. For $9.99 a month or $79.99 a year, Fitbit Premium will give you additional insights on all of your activity data.
'At Fitbit, we’re focused on making health accessible and more achievable. With Fitbit Premium, we’re excited to deliver our most personalized experience yet. It will evolve with you and get smarter over time, delivering the support and guidance you need to help you achieve your health goals,' said Park. 'The launch of Premium also marks an important milestone as we expand our business beyond devices and deliver new and innovative ways to engage our more than 27 million active users, while also attracting new users to the Fitbit platform.'
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The service will give you additional insights for a healthier life. Similar to how Huawei's wearables work, you'll get tips for getting a better night of sleep. There are 15 and 45-minute audio relaxation tools, which will help you to fall asleep as well, and it will also give correlated insights between your activities and sleep. The example Fitbit provided was, 'When you walk more than your average 8,502 steps, you get 7 more minutes of deep sleep, helping you feel more rested. Keep stepping to improve your chances of better sleep tonight.'
The sleep-tracking portion of Fitbit Premium is interesting, because while sleep-tracking has been around for a long time in various fitness trackers, it hasn't been entirely useful. Being able to see how much you slept doesn't really do anything, but these insights could prove to be useful.
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And of course, there are activities insights. There will be thousands of video and audio workouts to choose from in the Fitbit Coach app, and the selection will be personalized to the user, based on the goals that they pre-set, as well as feedback.
And finally, Fitbit announced the Aria Air, a new smart scale. Just as you'd expect, it connects with the Fitbit app to track your BMI.
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The Versa 2 is available for pre-order today at $199.95 in black with a carbon case, petal with a copper rose aluminum case, and stone with a mist grey case. There's also a Special Edition for $229.95 in navy and pink with a copper rose aluminum case and smoke with a mist grey case. All models will be available on September 15 from Amazon, Best Buy, Kohl's, Macy's, Target, Verizon, and Walmart.
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The Aria Air is available for pre-order now from Fitbit.com for $49.95, and will ship in late September. It will be available from retailers worldwide such as Amazon, Best Buy, Kohl's, and Target, beginning in mid-October.