How to Play Spotify Music on Fitbit Ionic Offline

Posted by Adam Gorden on Jan 23, 2019 4:15 PM.
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Although there are consistent request of Spotify integration for the Fitbit Ionic device, we never heard any response from Fitbit for when the native Fitbit Ionic Spotify app will finally come. Currently, to listen to Spotify music on Fitbit Ionic or Versa, the popular way is to pair the phone with Fitbit smartwatch through Bluetooth. But in this way, it's inconvenient as we have to bring the mobile phone whenever we are working out. There must be a way to play Spotify songs on Fitbit Ionic offline, isn't it?

Yes, this post is going to show you an efficient solution to sync Spotify music tracks to Fitbit Ionic/Versa so that you can listen to the Spotify audio on Fitbit devices offline, even without the native Fitbit Spotify app.

Spotify to Fitbit Ionic: What Tool You'll Need

In order to play Spotify music on Fitbit Ionic, you should add the Spotify tracks into the device firstly. But here comes the problem. You may noticed that it's impossible to sync the Spotify songs to Fitbit even if you already downloaded the files offline with Premium account. Why is that?

In fact, that's simply because Spotify uses DRM technology to protect the streaming music content. In result, Spotify songs can only be played within the app itself. Since Fitbit Ionic doesn't support Spotify integration, you won't be able to directly stream Spotify to Fitbit.

To solve that problem, a 3rd-party Spotify music tool will be needed. TunesKit Spotify Music Converter is such a smart solution that will remove DRM from Spotify and convert Spotify playlists to MP3 which is supported by Fitbit Ionic/Versa. After that, you'll be able to transfer the DRM-free Spotify songs to Fitbit and play them offline later.

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Part 1. Download and Convert Spotify Music to MP3

No matter whether you are using the free or premium plan of Spotify streaming music service, you can use TunesKit Spotify Music Converter to download the songs from Spotify and save them as MP3 format for offline playback. Here's the complete tutorial you can follow.

Step 1. Add Spotify playlists to TunesKit

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After launching TunesKit Spotify Converter on your computer, wait for a while until the Spotify app is loaded. Then browse the Spotify store to find any music track or playlist that you want to play on Fitbit Ionic. Drag the URL of the song/playlist/album into TunesKit main window.

Step 2. Set output profile

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Once the songs are completely imported into the converter, click the top menu bar and Preferences. You'll be asked to set the output audio profile, including the format, channel, sample rate and bit rate. Select MP3 as the output format and move on.

Step 3. Start the downloading and converting process

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Simply click the Convert button at the bottom right corner. Then the program will begin to download and convert Spotify music to MP3 as expected. When the conversion ends, you can find the DRM-free Spotify files by clicking the 'history' icon.

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Part 2. Transfer Offline Spotify Songs to Fitbit Ionic

When you get the Spotify songs converted, you can easily add them into your Fitbit Ionic for offline playback by following these simple steps:

Step 1. Import Spotify songs to iTunes

Open iTunes, create a new playlist and then import the converted Spotify music tracks into the newly created playlist. Make sure the option of "Share iTunes Library XML with other applications" is enabled.

Step 2. Log into Fitbit account

Open the free Fitbit desktop app on your computer. Then sign into your account.

Step 3. Connect Fitbit Ionic and PC to the same network

Connect your Fitbit device and computer to the same Wi-Fi network.

Step 4. Add Spotify playlist to Fitbit Ionic

Click the Account icon > Ionic tile within Fitbit app. Then click Media > Personal Music. On Ionic, open the Music app and tap Transfer Music. Wait until the downloading and transferring process is completed. After that, you'll see your Spotify songs being listed in Fitbit Ionic for you to listen to.

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