Fitbit introduces Wear OS app ahead of Pixel Watch launch


What do you want to know

  • The next Pixel Watch will feature some type of Fitbit integration.
  • The updated Play Store listing for Fitbit shows the Wear OS app.
  • Google is rumored to be offering up to six months of free Fitbit Premium to those who purchase a Pixel Watch.

We’re less than 24 hours away from Google’s big launch event, and while there have been plenty of unofficial leaks revealing details about the Pixel 7 and Pixel Watch, some official details manage to slip through the cracks. trickle from time to time. This time it’s about Fitbit, which we expect to hear a lot about at the event.

If you head to the Fitbit app on the Google Play Store, 9to5Google noticed that the listing appears to have been updated with new screenshots showing off the upcoming Wear OS app. The screenshots reveal a fairly comprehensive app, as you can see what appears to be an in-progress workout screen that displays steps, calories, and time. At the bottom, we can see that two other screens are accessible via a swipe.

There are also views for various metrics, recent activities, sleep metrics, and a heart rate graph. At least one screenshot appears to be a possible tile, showing a step counter with a circular progress bar like what we’ve seen with Google Fit on Wear OS watches.

As 9to5 points out, the listing also shows a slight redesign of the Fitbit smartphone app, complete with a weirdly designed navigation bar at the bottom.

Plus, it looks like the Fitbit app is already gearing up for the Pixel Watch launch. When setting up a new device, the Pixel Watch appears among the available devices (via Android Police). However, selecting it doesn’t do much. It attempts to redirect you to a non-existent Pixel Watch app, which we plan to become available on the Play Store anytime now.

Meanwhile, the Fitbit ECG app also looks set for the Pixel Watch launch.

Rumors have suggested that Google could give users up to six months of free Fitbit Premium when they buy a Pixel Watch, double what it’s already giving some new users. The Fitbit Premium subscription isn’t exactly cheap, and we’re not really convinced it’s worth the price, so a six-month trial isn’t something to pass up.

Google will launch the Pixel Watch on October 6 at 10 p.m./1 p.m. ET. Be sure to check out our live blog to follow all the news as it happens.


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