There are countless reasons why you might want to sync your Fitbit data with the Google Fit app for Android. This guide will walk you through using an app called Health Connect to sync your Fitbit and Google Fit.
Fitbit is currently owned by Google. That’s the main reason Pixel Watch is powered by Fitbit health tracking. Although Google Fit has been around for a long time, it seems like the app has hit a rough patch when it comes to actual health tracking. Viewing these stats, on the other hand, is where the Google Fit app shines the most.
The Google Fit app has many features, just like Fitbit. For example, the “Stay Fit With Me” category on YouTube is a great place to find helpful how-to videos on how to stay fit. You can also start walking at a pace where the rhythm guides your steps.
Fitbit, on the other hand, also has plenty of features to help you stay on top of your mental and physical well-being. This makes all Fitbit devices very good at keeping reliable statistics about your sleep and heart rate, which lends itself to many Fitbit features such as stress management and in-depth health metrics.
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How to sync Fitbit with Google Fit using Health Connect
Health Connect is a newer app developed by Google with the sole purpose of syncing health stats and data between multiple apps. For example, if you want, you can allow Fitbit to send data to Google Fit and vice versa. All this happens in the background and is updated regularly.
- On your device, go to Google Play Store and search Hello Connect.
- Install it application.
- Head to Google Fit and tap on gear setting under Profile table
- Tap Sync Fit with Health Connect and then strike Establish.
- Choose what Google Fit can read or write. You can also just hit Allow all.
- Tip: If you want Fitbit data to be saved to Google Fit, allow Fitbit to log everything and Google Fit to read the data, not write it.
- He struck Allow down.
- Open up Fitbit app and tap your profile picture.
- At the bottom, tap on Hello Connect.
- Turn it on Sync with Health Connect and strike Turn on on the next page.
- Choose what Fitbit can send to other applications and press Allow.
Once you go through the above process, both apps will work through the Health Connect app and sync your data. You may not see results right away, but new data recorded from Fitbit will appear in Google Fit over time.
You may also see silent notifications letting you know that data is being transferred.
Why would I want to sync Fitbit and Google Fit?
As mentioned, Google Fit doesn’t do a great job of autonomously tracking your health data, although it does a good job of displaying accurate information. With synced data from Fitbit that you know is accurate, Google Fit turns into a better app for keeping track of your health. It all really comes down to preference.
On the other hand, it’s also nice to have your health data in multiple apps so you can get a broader view of your well-being.
Overall, syncing Google Fit and Fitbit with Health Connect is easy. If you like using the Fit app or just want your data in multiple places, it only takes a few minutes to send your data back and forth.
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