Android’s fast Bluetooth pairing comes to Fitbit wearables and other devices

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With Fast pair or fast paired Google introduced in Android an easy way to add Bluetooth headsets to Android devices. And now it brings that pairing to other devices beyond audio: Fitbit watches and bracelets are now compatible with Fast pair.

Listening to music through a Bluetooth headset is not a major problem since it is enough to go to the Bluetooth settings on the mobile, search for the new accessory and pair it. Now, this process involves some discomfort, also some time; inconveniences that are solved at a stroke thanks to Fast pair: if the device supports this technology automatically skips a configuration prompt on Android after turning it on. And little by little the compatibility spreads.


Fast pair makes the leap from Bluetooth headphones to wearables

Fitbit Quick Pairing Fast pair on Android detecting a Fitbit Verse watch. Image from 9to5Google

The technology was born so that pairing wireless audio devices would not involve more difficulty than pressing a button on the screen once Android managed to detect them. This is how it works in various Bluetooth headsets, such as the OnePlus Buds: As soon as you open the box, all the Android devices nearby detect the accessory and offer quick pairing via Fast pair.

As he recorded 9to5Google, Quick Pairing has made the leap from audio devices to activity bracelets and watches. And he does it hand in hand Fitbit, a company that is very close to Google since is part of the catalog of the great G. With the movement it is now much easier to set up a new Fitbit.

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Thanks to Fast pair, as soon as you turn on a new Fitbit device all Android devices that are in a nearby radius will detect the new device by displaying a quick setup dialog. This prevents access to the Bluetooth settings, the search for new devices, there is no need to detect the Fitbit’s Bluetooth connection (sometimes it costs), nor does it manually pair the devices: Fast pair takes care of the whole process. The saving in time is remarkable, it is also gained in comfort.

Fast Pairing Fast Pair Fast pairing fast pair on the OnePlus Buds

Android Quick Pairing is gaining compatible device brands and types. Hopefully soon most accessories with wireless connectivity are automatically detected by the system as soon as they turn on, although it will surely take us to see the Fast pair. Since it is a function that you must register with Google, it will still take time to become popular.

Via | 9to5Google


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