How to transfer music to your Fitbit

It's time to add music to your Versa or Ionic
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Music is an important part of fitness. It can provide the rhythm and energy you need to get through a particularly grueling workout. While a lot of Fitbit devices don't have support for music storage, Fitbit's two smartwatches - the Versa and Ionic - do.

But getting music onto those devices can be a little complicated. So we've put together this guide to help you figure it out.

How to transfer music to your Fitbit

The first thing you need to know is that there are two ways to do this. If you're a Pandora or Deezer subscriber, you can transfer your playlists over to your Fitbit via your smartphone.

To do that, you need to open up the Fitbit app, head to the account section and then click on Media. There, click on either Deezer or Pandora and input your credentials. From there, you'll get to add your playlists, which will sync automatically while you're charging.

Transferring music over is a little more difficult if you're not on Deezer or Pandora, however. You're firstly going to need to own your music. No using music you downloaded from a streaming service, like Apple Music or Spotify.

Read this: Choosing the best Fitbit for you

If you do have a music collection, you're going to have to go and download an app to your desktop. If you've got a Mac, you'll want to download the Fitbit Connect app on Fitbit's website. If you've got a Windows PC, you need the Fitbit app from the Windows Store.

Next, you're going to have to make sure your computer and Fitbit are on the same Wi-Fi network. You likely did this when you set up your Fitbit, but if you didn't here's how to connect to your Wi-Fi:

1) Go to the Fitbit app.
2) Tap on your device.
3) Scroll down to Wi-Fi Settings.
4) Add your network info.

How to transfer music to your Fitbit

You should sync your device to the Fitbit app to make sure it's completely up to date. Then disable Bluetooth on your smartphone and computer for the best experience. Now, let's get transferring.

1) Open the Fitbit desktop app.
2) On Mac, click Manage My Music.
3) On Windows, click the account button.
4) On Windows, click the Music icon.
5) On Windows, tap Personal music.
6) On your Fitbit, open the Music app.
7) On your Fitbit, tap Transfer Music.
8) Wait for the connection to establish.
9) Follow the on-screen instructions to transfer playlists.

Boom, you've done it. Now, when you open up the Music app on your Fitbit you'll be able to listen to your tracks.


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Husain joined Wareable in 2017 as a member of our San Fransisco based team. Husain is a movies expert, and runs his own blog, and contributes to MacRumors.

He has spent hours in the world of virtual reality, getting eyes on Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and Samsung Gear VR. 

At Wareable, Husain's role is to investigate, report and write features and news about the wearable industry – from smartwatches and fitness trackers to health devices, virtual reality, augmented reality and more.

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