Manage Google Fit settings

With Google Fit, you can keep all your fitness information tied to your Google Account and share it with the other apps and devices you use to stay healthy. When you want to check in or get insights about your activities, open Google Fit.

Remember, the fitness data in Google Fit belongs to you. You can grant apps access to use the data and add to it, and remove access whenever you want from the Google Settings app. You can also delete the data stored in Google Fit at any time.

Sync other apps with Fit

Some other apps can share information with Fit so you can see your fitness data in one place. 

See which apps work with Fit

Connect apps with Google Fit

You need to connect an app with Fit to share the data from that app with Fit. Each app you connect will have a different process to connect it. But generally you can:

  1. Open the app you want to connect, like Strava, Runkeeper, or MyFitnessPal.
  2. Look for the Settings menu. 
  3. Look for the setting to connect other apps and devices. Depending on the app, this might be called 'Link other services,' 'apps & devices,' 'manage connections,' or something else. 
  4. Follow the onscreen instructions to link the app to Google Fit Google Fit.

Note: To see all the apps which you can connect to Fit, see which apps work with Fit

See or remove connected apps

You can control which apps share data with Fit.

  1. Open the Google Fit app Google Fit.
  2. Tap Menu Menu and then Settings Settings.
  3. Under "Google Fit data," tap Connected apps.

To disconnect an app from Google Fit, tap on the app and then Disconnect.
Note: To see your apps, you may need to use the Down Arrow Down Arrow.

If you disconnect an app from Google Fit, it will be disconnected on all devices where that app is installed. Disconnecting an app will not delete any data that the app stored in Google Fit.

Delete your Google Fit history

To delete the information your apps and device have stored in Google Fit, follow these steps:

  1. Open the Google Fit app Google Fit.
  2. Tap Menu Menu and then Settings Settings.
  3. Scroll down and tap Delete history and then Delete history.
  4. Check the box next to “I understand and want to delete.”
  5. Tap Delete.

Deleting your history will only remove saved information from your Google Account. Other apps or devices might have similar data stored in their own services, and you’ll need to use their settings if you want to delete that information.

How apps share data on Google Fit

Before you connect an app to Google Fit, Google will ask if you want to allow this app to store new data to Google Fit and view data you’ve already stored in Google Fit.

  • Store new data: The app can save information to your Google Account on Google Fit. Only some apps store data and when they do, any other apps or devices that you’ve given permission to view data can use that information that they’ve stored in your Google Fit account.
  • View existing data: The app can use information saved to Google Fit by other connected apps.

After you give permission, a connected app can access information in your Google Fit account from any device where you have it installed. If you give an app permission to connect to Google Fit on one device, you can download that app on a second device and it’ll automatically connect to your Google Fit account.

Apps connected to Google Fit share and use your info in one of two ways:

  • Collaborative sharing: Usually, apps let other connected apps view the fitness data they've stored in Google Fit.
  • Isolated storing: Sometimes, app store data in Google Fit without letting other connect apps see it.

Types of data Google Fit stores

Activity information

Activity information is data about your physical activity.

Activity information can include step count, calories burned, and speed for activities like running, walking, or biking. When you let an app see activity information, that app can view all activity information stored in Google Fit, including information collected and stored by Google and other apps.

Location data

Location data is information about where you are and where you have been.

With location data, the app can indicate statistics, like how far you've run or how fast you were cycling. If you let an app see your location data, that app can use the location data stored in Google Fit by other apps.

Nutrition and hydration

If you enter nutrition and hydration information through a connected app, Google Fit will track your food and drink.

Nutrition and hydration information can include caloric intake, macronutrients, micronutrients, and water intake.

Body sensor information

Body sensor information is data collected by body sensors about your physical condition, like heart rate and weight.


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