Even before Fitbit officially became a part of the Google family in 2021, Fitbit had decided that its users deserved on-wrist access to Google Assistant. With the Sense and Versa 3 smartwatches, Fitbit faithful can now choose which smart voice assistant they want to take with them, whether that’s Amazon’s Alexa or Google Assistant. If you lean more towards the Google camp, we’ll show you how easy it is to use the Google Assistant on your Fitbit watch.
How to use Google Assistant on a Fitbit: First setup
- When you get to the setup screen asking you to choose a voice assistant, tap on Google Assistant to connect your Fitbit smartwatch with your Google account.
Read the description and tap Activate Google Assistant.
- Tap the blue Activate button when the app asks for permission to use your voice to track workouts.
Tap the blue Turn on button when the app asks to connect Google Assistant to calendars, reminders, and connected health services.
- Once your Assistant is ready, tap Done.
Tap Next to begin using your Google Assistant.
Now that you’ve configured the Google Assistant on your Fitbit smartwatch, you can ask it anything you would from your phone or other Assistant-enabled devices. You can also ask it to help you track your fitness and workouts, get sleep insights, and set timers.
How to use Google Assistant on a Fitbit: Later
If you didn’t choose a voice assistant when you first set up your Fitbit, or you want to change voice assistants at any point later on, just follow these steps below.
- Tap on your avatar or icon at the top left of the screen.
Tap on your Fitbit device.
- Tap on the Voice Assistant tile.
Tap on Google Assistant.
- Follow steps 3-6 from the first section.
After a June 2021 update, Fitbit smartwatch owners who use Google Assistant on their wrists will finally be able to hear voice responses to their queries. This brings the service up to par with the functionality enabled via the Amazon Alexa assistant option.
Our top equipment picks
While many Fitbit fans like myself are still loyal to the classic trackers, there’s no denying that the best Fitbits that you can buy right now are the Fitbit Versa 3 and Fitbit Sense smartwatches.
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