The Fitbit Charge 4 has received some significant enhancements in comparison to its predecessor. The capacity to exercise control over Spotify is one of these. Everything that you need to know is included here.
This is the first activity tracker from Fitbit that is compatible with Spotify. The Ionic and the various models in the Versa series are two of the company’s smartwatches that have featured this feature for some time.
It is important to emphasize that the capability gives you the ability to manage the music that is playing in the Spotify app on your mobile device. Therefore, it does not allow the playing of music while offline. In its most basic form, it is only a way for you to choose the music, playlists, and podcasts that you like listening to on your linked phone or any other device that is connected to the internet.
You will need a smartphone capable of running Spotify as well as a premium membership in order to listen to music on Spotify. The monthly cost of the service is presently $9.99, although there are discounts available for family and student subscriptions. To determine whether or not Spotify is right for you, the company graciously offers a free trial period of one month.
Where can I find the Spotify controls on my Fitbit Charge 4?
In order to manage your music library from your Charge 4, you will need to ensure that the Spotify app is running on your mobile device and that it is connected to the internet. The next thing you need to do is launch the Fitbit app on your mobile device, and then choose the Today tab, your profile image, your device photo, or Apps.
Next, you’ll want to click the gear icon, which is located just to the right of the Spotify logo. Following this link will lead you to a second sign-in page, where you will be prompted to enter your credentials for Spotify Premium. You should now be fully connected and prepared to go forward.
Start listening to music by opening the Spotify app on your mobile device and navigating it in the same manner as you would normally. You’ll also find that there is an application for Spotify on your Charge 4 device. You will need to travel through the many screens until you find it.
When you open it up, you can access the different options by swiping left and right. You may, for instance, shuffle the music by touching the symbol that looks like a shuffle button. You may also hit the heart symbol to show that you like a song and save it to your collection. This will immediately sync with Spotify on the device you use to listen to music.
There are, of course, the more conventional controls for the music. Songs, playlists, and podcasts may all be played, switched, skipped, and paused using these controls. When you swipe to the left, you will be taken to the eight songs that have been played most recently, and selecting Library will bring up all of your playlists. To access any of them, you just touch on the icon of your choice.
The volume control setting is the only one that is not supported at this time. For this, you will need to utilize either your smartphone or another device that supports the feature.
Additionally, the Fitbit Charge 4 is equipped with the capability to connect to Spotify Connect. This allows you to move between devices without any interruptions. For instance, if you want to listen to music but don’t want to do it on your smartphone, the audio may be played back on speakers, TVs, and other devices. You may use the Spotify app as a remote control thanks to this feature. Tap the device symbol on your fitness band to access the settings. The setting may be accessible on your fitness band. There are hundreds of devices that are supported, but you may only list up to eight of them, which should be sufficient for the vast majority of users.
The capability of the flagship Fitbit activity band to link to Spotify is a welcome addition to the product. When you combine this feature with the built-in GPS and NFC that come standard on the wearable, you end up with some significant improvements over its predecessor.