Millions of Fitbit owners are getting a huge free upgrade from Google — and it’s that good

GOOGLE is making it easier for Fitbit users to find their way around with an all-new feature.

Certain devices can finally access Google Maps on their wrist.

Directions, finally

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That means convenient turn-by-turn directions when you’re on the go.

It comes for Fitbit Sense 2 and Fitbit Versa 4.

Lack of support has been a big hole since the pair entered the market in August.

If you have an Android smartphone, you can get hold of it now.

iPhone owners using one of the Fitbits won’t be left behind either – although you’ll have to wait a little longer.

Support is expected to arrive for you in early 2023.

Android users who want to use it just need to open the Fitbit app on their smartphone.

Go to the App Gallery and then follow the instructions to add Google Maps.

The documentation on the Fitbit website shows exactly what you can do.

A practical function is the autostart.

When it’s on, the Google Maps app will automatically open on your Fitbit when you start navigating on your phone.

By default it is enabled for bike and pedestrian navigation and disabled for car navigation.

As expected, the instructions can be viewed and paused on the Fitbit itself.

And once the trip is complete, an activity summary will appear.

Google Maps on your Fitbit only works for walking, cycling, and driving directions.

So you cannot use it for public transport.

Other important things to note as your phone and Fitbit device are controlled via Bluetooth and need to stay within range at all times.

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Google completed its acquisition of Fitbit in January last year in a $2.1 billion deal.

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