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How to Listen to Music and Podcasts on a Fitbit

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Introduction

The Fitbit Versa, Versa 2 and Ionic offer some storage space to put your favorite playlist or podcasts to enjoy on your workout, allowing you to leave your phone at home.
Before You Begin:
Fitbit App On Your Computer
You need to have the Fitbit app set up on your computer in order to transfer music files over.
Fitbit Versa Connected to WiFi
You will need to have your Fitbit Versa connected to WiFi to transfer music from your computer to your watch.
Fitbit Versa 2

Compatible Music Apps and Services

You can use certain music services to help find music to download to your Fitbit.

These are paid-for music services, and not required in any way to copy music you already have to your Fitbit.
Deezer
DeezerDeezer is a French music streaming service that offers downloads as part of their premium package.

You must have a Premium account to use Deezer with your Fitbit.
Pandora
PandoraAn American music streaming and recommendation service with the ability to create playlists.

You must have a Premium account to use Pandora with your Fitbit.

1 Transfer Music Files to the Fitbit

You can transfer your favorite music and playlists from your computer to your Fitbit Versa or Ionic.

On Your Computer

  1. Open the Fitbit App on your computer.
    Fitbit
  2. Select Manage My Music.
    Select manage my music
    If prompted, log into your Fitbit account.

On your Fitbit

  1. Connect your watch to the charging cradle.
    Because WiFi uses a lot of power and your Fitbit watch is so small, it will quickly drain the battery and may disconnect during the transfer.
  2. Open the Music App, and select Transfer Music.
    Fitbit Versa Music App
    Fitbit Versa Music App with Transfer Music highlighted.
    It can take a minute or more for your watch to connect and be ready to transfer.

On Your Computer

  1. Follow the instructions on screen to choose the playlists and songs you want to download to your watch.

2 Listen to Music on the Fitbit

Once you've got your favorite tracks downloaded, you can play them at your leisure with a connected bluetooth headset.
  1. Connect your Bluetooth headset to your Fitbit.
    Connect Headset to Fitbit Versa
    Once music is on your watch, you will need to use a Bluetooth headset to listen to it.
  2. Open the Music app on your Fitbit.
    Fitbit Versa Music App
  3. Select a track you'd like to listen to, then select Play.
    Play

3 How to Delete Music from Your Fitbit

Need space on your Fitbit for a new app or just tired of the music you've been listening to? You can easily delete the music from your Fitbit to free up space or add new tunes.

On Your Computer

  1. Open the Fitbit App on your computer.
    Fitbit
  2. Select Manage My Music.
    Select manage my music
    If prompted, log into your Fitbit account.

On your Fitbit

  1. Connect your watch to the charging cradle.
    Because WiFi uses a lot of power and your Fitbit watch is so small, it will quickly drain the battery and may disconnect during the transfer.
  2. Open the Music App, and select Transfer Music.
    Fitbit Versa Music App
    Fitbit Versa Music App with Transfer Music highlighted.
    It can take a minute or more for your watch to connect and be ready to transfer.

On Your Computer

  1. Place a check mark next to the playlists or tracks you do not want on your watch.
  2. Select Delete.

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The Fitbit Versa, Versa 2 and Ionic offer some storage space to put your favorite playlist or podcasts to enjoy on your workout, allowing you to leave your phone at home.
Before You Begin:
Fitbit App On Your Computer
You need to have the Fitbit app set up on your computer in order to transfer music files over.
Fitbit Versa Connected to WiFi
You will need to have your Fitbit Versa connected to WiFi to transfer music from your computer to your watch.
Fitbit Versa 2

Compatible Music Apps and Services

You can use certain music services to help find music to download to your Fitbit.

These are paid-for music services, and not required in any way to copy music you already have to your Fitbit.
Deezer
DeezerDeezer is a French music streaming service that offers downloads as part of their premium package.

You must have a Premium account to use Deezer with your Fitbit.
Pandora
PandoraAn American music streaming and recommendation service with the ability to create playlists.

You must have a Premium account to use Pandora with your Fitbit.
You can transfer your favorite music and playlists from your computer to your Fitbit Versa or Ionic.

On Your Computer

  1. Open the Fitbit App on your computer.
    Fitbit
  2. Select Manage My Music.
    Select manage my music
    If prompted, log into your Fitbit account.

On your Fitbit

  1. Connect your watch to the charging cradle.
    Because WiFi uses a lot of power and your Fitbit watch is so small, it will quickly drain the battery and may disconnect during the transfer.
  2. Open the Music App, and select Transfer Music.
    Fitbit Versa Music App
    Fitbit Versa Music App with Transfer Music highlighted.
    It can take a minute or more for your watch to connect and be ready to transfer.

On Your Computer

  1. Follow the instructions on screen to choose the playlists and songs you want to download to your watch.
Once you've got your favorite tracks downloaded, you can play them at your leisure with a connected bluetooth headset.
  1. Connect your Bluetooth headset to your Fitbit.
    Connect Headset to Fitbit Versa
    Once music is on your watch, you will need to use a Bluetooth headset to listen to it.
  2. Open the Music app on your Fitbit.
    Fitbit Versa Music App
  3. Select a track you'd like to listen to, then select Play.
    Play
Need space on your Fitbit for a new app or just tired of the music you've been listening to? You can easily delete the music from your Fitbit to free up space or add new tunes.

On Your Computer

  1. Open the Fitbit App on your computer.
    Fitbit
  2. Select Manage My Music.
    Select manage my music
    If prompted, log into your Fitbit account.

On your Fitbit

  1. Connect your watch to the charging cradle.
    Because WiFi uses a lot of power and your Fitbit watch is so small, it will quickly drain the battery and may disconnect during the transfer.
  2. Open the Music App, and select Transfer Music.
    Fitbit Versa Music App
    Fitbit Versa Music App with Transfer Music highlighted.
    It can take a minute or more for your watch to connect and be ready to transfer.

On Your Computer

  1. Place a check mark next to the playlists or tracks you do not want on your watch.
  2. Select Delete.