🟡Fitbit + Android

I. Install and set up Google Fit

1 Installing Google Fit ― https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.apps.fitness

2 Setting up Google Fit is done as follows:

2.1 Open the program and click “Continue as…”.

2.2 Enter the data: sex, date of birth, weight, and height,

2.3 and click “Next”.

2.4 Give permission ― “Turn on” or refuse ― “No thanks” to run the program in the background and automatically track activity. Recommended option to turn this mode on.

2.5 Press “ALLOW” to confirm your permission.

2.6 Give permission ― “Turn on” or refuse ― “No thanks” to use your location. Selecting this option does not affect the operation of MOOW, so choose what suits you best.

2.7 Click on the preferred button if you have selected to turn on the use of the location.

2.9 After these steps, the main Google Fit page opens. It has information about activity duration, cardio points, steps, calories dropped, distance travelled, etc. Initially, all the data is “at zero”, but it will be updated as soon as the tracker is connected.

II. [Option 1] Sync Fitbit with Google Fit using Health Connect

Before we start, there is one caveat. Fitbit can only upload data to Health Connect, and cannot read data from other apps. This means that Health Connect allows Google Fit to access and display Fitbit data, but Fitbit cannot read Google Fit data.

If this isn’t an issue for you, here’s how to use Health Connect to sync Fitbit with Google Fit.

  1. Open the Fitbit app on your phone.

  2. Tap on your profile picture from the app’s Today tab.

  3. Select Health Connect.

  4. Toggle on Sync with Health Connect.

  5. Select TURN ON on the next screen.

  6. Toggle on the data fields Fitbit is allowed to write to Health Connect. Tap Allow all to sync all data fields to Health Connect.

  7. Tap Allow, then tap Done.

II. [Option 2] Sync Fitbit with Google Fit using Health Sync

If Health Connect doesn’t work for you, or you’re looking for a non-Google alternative with broader service support, consider Health Sync.

Unlike Health Connect, Health Sync gives users a one-week trial, after which you can either subscribe to the app or drop a one-time payment for a permanent license. Nevertheless, the trial period is long enough to provide an adequate experience of the app.

After installation, open Health Sync and follow the steps below to sync your Fitbit data with Google Fit.

  1. The first screen should feature a box detailing the First Usage Actions. Tap Ok.

  2. The app will now ask you to determine the sync direction between the services you wish to sync. You’ll be asked to choose a source app and a destination app in the next two steps. Read this, then tap Ok.

  3. You can now select your base sync source. This is the source app you wish to sync with another app. In this case, tap Fitbit.

  4. You’ll now see a new screen allowing you to choose a destination app. Tap Google Fit. Once selected, tap Ok.

  5. Next, you’ll have to give the app and declaration of consent to sync the two services. Tap on the Declaration of Consent and read the document. If you agree, tap Ok.

  6. If you haven’t yet installed Google Fit, the app will ask you to. It’ll also outline any additional steps you’ll need to complete before initializing a connection. These include choosing a Google account for Google Fit and authorizing Health Sync’s use of your Fitbit account.

  7. Once initialization is complete, Health Sync will let you choose which fields you’d like to sync by tapping on the respective checkboxes. These include steps, activities, sleep, weight and nutrition, and water data. Notably, heart rate data cannot be synced from Fitbit to another app.

  8. The app will ask for any additional permissions it may need. If you’re okay with this, follow the prompts.

  9. Finally, to check if everything is working, tap the Sync Status button. If the check returns an Ok, you’re syncing data from Fitbit to Google Fit!

If you want to change the metrics you wish to sync, you can head back into Health Sync anytime to tweak these. The app also recommends that you switch off automatic activity tracking within Google Fit, as this can interfere with the data synced between Fitbit and Google Fit.

II. [Option 3] Sync Fitbit with Google Fit using FitToFit

FitToFit is another solution specifically designed to sync Fitbit data with Google Fit. It cuts the other service options offered by Health Sync and Health Connect, making it a more streamlined solution.

The app is simpler, packs a more attractive dark design, and is as straightforward as they come. Allow the app permissions to access Fitbit data, select your Google Fit account, and select the data you wish to transfer. Once complete, you can select the specific fields you wish to sync, including steps, activities, and distance. Tap Transfer data when complete.

FitToFit also breaks down the data discrepancies between Fitbit and Google Fit. Users can also disable auto-sync if need be or limit transfers to Wi-Fi.

If Health Connect and Health Sync seems a bit too complicated, or you don’t want to fork out for a premium app, FitToFit is the ticket.

Source: https://www.androidauthority.com/sync-fitbit-google-fit-1639204/

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