Samsung phones running Android 13 cannot sync with Lux and Fitbit Charge 5
The Fitbit Charge 5 and Luxe are currently unable to sync properly with Samsung galaxy phones running Android 13, according to a Friday report from 9to5Google.
Threads collected from the Fitbit Community Forum show that people are unable to sync their Charge 5 and Luxe devices to Samsung Galaxy phones. A Fitbit moderator responded, “Our team has identified the root cause of the bug and we’re working on a fix, which we Expect a release via an app update in early 2023At this point Fitbit advises users to sync to another phone that may have the Fitbit app installed to try to sync or even set up a device.
Apple still remains the largest individual player in the wearables industry
The wearable industry is one that continues to push really impressive numbers, with 41.7 million shipped earlier this year, Apple still remains the biggest individual player in the industry thanks to its Apple Watch, although the said device only works with the iPhone. This simply means that both Samsung and Google-owned Fitbit are really important competitors in the US Android market.
Google is now gradually integrating more Fitbit features into its own watches
Since the Pixel Watch launched back in October, Google is now slowly integrating more Fitbit features into its own watch. A partnership with the search giant has also been entered into Samsung to integrate its Wear OS again in 2021 With the Galaxy Watch series. And Apple enjoyed a really healthy 36.1% global market share in the first quarter of 2020-22, with Samsung and Fitbit both sitting at 10% and 2.7%, respectively, according to Counterpoint Research’s May report.