Right now, a good majority of the online services we use still require the traditional username and password combination to log into our accounts, but many have since introduced an additional layer of security in the form of two-factor authentication (2FA) that helps protect the account in the event someone guesses your password.
However, for the longest time ever, Fitbit did not support the feature, at least until now. For Fitbit users who might have felt a bit uneasy at the lack of 2FA, you’ll be pleased to learn that a report from 9to5Google has revealed that the company has started to roll out the feature to its users for account protection.
Fitbit’s use of 2FA still relies on SMS, which we guess is fine, but you will need to provide them with a phone number that the SMS will be sent to. As 9to5Google points out, carrier spoofing can negate the positive effects of 2FA through SMS, but we suppose it is better than nothing, and maybe further down the road Fitbit could change it to something else.
If you don’t see the feature available for you yet, don’t worry as it should eventually be pushed out to all Fitbit users. More information on 2FA and how to enable it on your device can be found on Fitbit’s website.