Modern smartwatches offer all kinds of perks. From on-wrist calls to constant heart rate monitoring, these sleek wearables are here to change how we live. One of the most popular features right now is music, and Fitbit music streaming is one of the best options.
A good song can give you the energy you need to beat your personal best. So, if you’re considering ways to bolster your workouts, keep reading. In this article, we’re looking at how Fitbit music streaming works and what apps you can use.
Is your playlist ready to go? Scroll down to get started.
Which Devices Offer Fitbit Music Streaming?
Before we jump into the How, What, and Why, we’ll quickly cover which devices allow music streaming. If you’re still deciding on which smartwatch is for you, make sure you opt for one of these models if you want music features.
Fitbit music streaming is available on:
- Fitbit Ionic
- All Versa models (1, 2 & 3)
- Fitbit Sense
Music controls and streaming are available on the Fitbit Charge 5, but this device doesn’t offer music storage.
Music On Your Fitbit
Ready for on-wrist Fitbit music streaming?
The Fitbit watches listed above offer a pre-downloaded Music app. This handy application can store and play music, allowing you to access hours of content without fuss. All you need to do is pre-download your playlists and connect Bluetooth headphones.
How To Download Fitbit Music
To get started, follow these steps:
- Download the free Fitbit Connect app
- Create your playlist of songs on Windows Media Player or iTunes
- Open the Fitbit app and select Manage My Music
- Open the Music app on your watch, select Transfer Music
- Go back to the desktop app and import your playlists
- When everything is imported, tap the circle icon to start the transfer process
Note that your Fitbit device needs a Wi-Fi connection to complete this process. It’s also advised you have a full charge on your device to ensure it doesn’t switch off while downloading.
Third-Party Music Apps
Some streaming companies have partnered directly with Fitbit to ensure music streaming is easy and stress-free. If you’re not bothered about storing music on your device, make sure you have an account with one of these music providers.
The three streaming services compatible with Fitbit include Pandora, Spotify, and Deezer. Plus, once you have an account with these services, you can stream music via a smartphone app and on your computer too.
Pandora and Deezer premium users will be able to sync playlists with their Fitbit devices for offline music listening. Unfortunately, Spotify doesn’t offer this yet, but hopefully, we’ll see this update soon!
If you love the feeling of getting active with your favorite music or podcasts, Fitbit music streaming could be for you. While there are some bugs needed to be fixed, Fitbit music is one of the more reliable options. Maybe we’ll see other streaming options in the future. We’re looking at you, YouTube music!
Last Updated on October 16, 2022
Isobel is a freelance copy and content writer who regularly contributes to Superwatches. Well-versed in all the ins and outs of the smartwatch industry. Isobel specializes in Fashion and design and is a First Class fashion design graduate.
Currently lives in Bournemouth, United Kingdom.