How to sync Fitbit with Google Fit — A step-by-step guide
Sync Fitbit with Google Fit? You wear a fitness tracker that syncs its collected data to a specific service. If you are a Fitbit user, so this will ring true. Despite the company’s later purchase by Google, it’s challenging to sync your Fitbit data with Google Fit. Although, it’s not impossible.
Even though there’s no official support to sync data between Fitbit and Google Fit, some nifty third-party apps make this workable. This guide will explain how you can link the two services using these apps.
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What you’ll need
First of all, you’ll need a Fitbit tracker. Second, you’ll need to download Fitbit and Google Fit from the Google Play Store. And, of course, if you’re already a Fitbit user, there is a good chance you have already installed the former. After this process, download Health Sync from the Play Store.
Health Sync permits users a one-week trial. After that, you can easily subscribe to the app or drop a one-time payment for a permanent license, but it’s up to you. However, the trial period is enough to provide an appropriate app experience.
How to sync Fitbit with Google Fit using Health Sync
After installation, open Health Sync and follow the steps below to sync your Fitbit data with Google Fit.
- The first screen must feature a box detailing the First Usage Actions. So, Tap Ok.
- The app will now ask you to confine the sync direction between the services you want to sync. You’ll be asked to select a source and destination app in the following two steps. Read this, then tap Ok.
- So, You can now select your base sync source. This is the source app you want to sync with another app. So, in this case, tap Fitbit.
- You’ll now see a new screen that allows you to choose a destination app. Tap Google Fit. Once one has been done, then tap Ok.
- Next, you’ll have to give the app and a vow of consent to sync the two services. Tap on the Declaration of Vow and read the document. If you agree so, tap Ok.
- But, If you haven’t yet installed Google Fit, the app will ask you to. It’ll also figure out some additional steps required before initializing a connection. These take in choosing a Google account for Google Fit and authorizing Health Sync’s use of your Fitbit account.
- Once initialization is done, Health Sync will let you choose which fields you’d want to sync by tapping on the respective checkboxes. These include procedures, activities, sleep, weight and nutrition, and water data. Fitbit’s heart rate data cannot be synced to another app.
- The app will ask for some additional permissions it may need. If you’re okay with this so, follow the prompts.
- Eventually, to check if everything is working, tap the Sync Status button. If the check remains OK, you can sync data from Fitbit to Google Fit!
Still, you can fluently head back into Health Sync anytime to tweak these, If you want to change the criteria you wish to sync. The app also suggests you switch off automatic exertion tracking within Google Fit, as this can interfere with the data synced between Fitbit and Google Fit.
Alternative solution: FitToFit
FitToFit is another way specifically designed to sync Fitbit data with Google Fit. It cuts easily the other service options offered by Health Sync, which may look like a better solution to some.
The app is simple, full of a more delightful dark design, and is as straightforward as they come. Permits the app permissions to access Fitbit data, choose your Google Fit account, and choose the data you Want to transfer. Once done, you can choose the specific fields you want to sync, which include steps, activities, and distance. Tap Transfer data when complete.
FitToFit also breaks down the data disparities between Fitbit and Google Fit. Users can also easily disable auto-sync or limit transfers to Wi-Fi.
If Health Sync looks a bit too tricky, or you don’t want to thorn out a premium app, FitToFit is the ticket.
There you have it: two easy ways to sync Fitbit with Google Fit. Do you have a better solution? Let us know in the comments below.
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