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Use Google Assistant on your Fitbit smartwatch for on-the-go assistance



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.

If you’re looking for arguably the best Google Assistant experience on one of the best Android smartwatches, you can’t go wrong with either the Fitbit Versa 3 or the Fitbit Sense.

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.

Incremental upgrade

Fitbit Versa 3 Health & Fitness Smartwatch with GPS


$229 at Amazon
$230 at Best Buy
$229 at Walmart

Value Versa

The Versa 3 takes everything great about the popular Versa 2 and builds on its predecessor’s success, adding on-device GPS, Google Assistant, and a refined design.

Premium timepiece

Fitbit Sense Advanced Smartwatch


$250 at Amazon
$250 at Best Buy
$250 at Walmart

It just makes sense

The Sense is Fitbit’s most premium device, featuring everything that the Versa 3 has, along with EDA and temperature sensors, as well as other advanced health tracking features.

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