Fitbits have been on the market since 2009, and this fitness tracking company has worked hard to remain relevant to modern demands.
Each device has a range of fitness tracking capabilities, and the more current models offer notifications of calls and texts as well as other information designed to keep you up to speed on the world around you.
More recently, Fitbit has diversified to link with other services that can be used on their trackers, including offering a Fitbit that plays music.
Spotify is still pretty new to the Fitbit, and there are a handful of models that come with it preinstalled and ready to use.
Which Fitbit Can Use Spotify?
There is a range of Fitbits that now offer Spotify as an option so that you can install the app and get playing your favorite tunes.
The devices that support Spotify are:
Fitbit Versa 2
This is the latest offering from Fitbit and is a water-resistance watch that offers the ability to check the weather, get notifications and reminders as well as using voice search on Alexa. Spotify comes preinstalled on this model.
This model was designed to be appealing to a female audience and comes with a smaller watch face and includes a variety of tracking features.
To get Spotify on Fitbit Versa, you will need to use the phone app to get it downloaded before you can use it.
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Fitbit Versa Lite
The Fitbit Versa Lite has all the essential features of the Versa but not all the extras.
On the lite version of Fitbit Versa, Spotify is pretty easy to get hold of as the phone app is so easy to navigate, allowing you to download a range of apps that suit your lifestyle.
The Fitbit Ionic is more geared for a male audience and is chunkier than it’s Versa counterparts. On the Fitbit Ionic, Spotify is fully supported and easy to use.
However, if you want Spotify on Fitbit Ionic models, then you will need to install it yourself as it is not preinstalled. This is easily done and takes no time at all.
How to set up Spotify on Fitbit
When it comes to setting up the Fitbit music player, Spotify, then you can use the following instructions as a guide:
- Firstly, open the Fitbit app on your smartphone or device where you will be met with your Fitbit activity screen.
- Next, select your profile icon to go into your profile page and then from there, tap on your device name.
- When you are in the device section, you can select ‘apps’ from the screen where you will be taken into the app list.
- The app page is split into ‘My Apps’ and ‘All Apps’. Choose ‘all apps’ and scroll your way down to find Spotify.
- When you have found Spotify, click on the gear next to it where you will be asked to log in to your account.
- After selecting login, you can either choose to login to an existing account or sign up for a Spotify account.
- Your phone should then confirm you have installed Spotify on your Fitbit.
- Sync your app to your watch and then tap on Spotify to start listening to your tunes.
Both Spotify and Fitbit have made this process as easy as possible so that you can enjoy your music straight from your Fitbit.
Spotify is a world leader in music streaming and has over 130 million active subscribers, so you can be confident that you are in good hands with them.
On both the Fitbit Ionic and Fitbit Versa, music control methods are seriously easy to use. You can choose between pause, play, skip as well as selecting the volume you want or even the playlist you want to hear.
It is worth remembering that you will need a Spotify Premium account if you’re going to stream music on your Fitbit.
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What Can You Do with Spotify on Fitbit?
Now you are certain about which Fitbit plays music; you may be keen to get a Spotify Premium account.
However, you may also remain unsure about what you can actually do with it when you get it.
After downloading the Fitbit app, you will find that you can use it to play all your favorite songs on your watch and also send that music to other devices that you want to listen to it on.
It’s a great asset to be able to use Spotify Connect on the Fitbit, and your parties can be controlled directly from your wrist so that you can focus on having fun with your friends.
Other features include the ability to see what is playing so that if you hear a great new song, you can add it directly to your playlist and enjoy it over and over again.
You can choose to play music and podcasts and can select your listening material from your library or your recently played list.
You can even save favorites directly on your wrist so that you never need to search through the music in your library to find your top tunes.
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Limitations of Spotify on Fitbit
With everything that is great about Fitbit Spotify, there are still some issues that need to be ironed out to make it even more enjoyable to use.
There is no offline playback available, so you will always need a secure internet connection to listen to your tracks, which can be annoying when you are on a hike or walk, and the signal dips.
Spotify Premium members can only use the app, and that comes with a subscription fee that many of us won’t want to pay. Signing up for a premium account is easy, but you will need to commit to a monthly charge if you wish to have continuous access to music.
There are no in-built speakers to play the music you want to hear, and so you will need to connect your device to some headphones if you’re going to use the service from your wrist. Plus, there is no storage capability, so each song will need to be streamed in real-time.
However, if you are a Spotify Premium member, it is an easy way to listen to all your favorite songs without the need for a new account with a new provider.
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How has Spotify worked out for you? Is there a better music streaming service for Fitbit? We’d love to hear your thoughts down below!