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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, all you need to do is 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 at any time revoke that access from the Google Settings app. You can also delete the data stored in Google Fit at any time.

How apps share data on Google Fit

Connect your apps

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.

  • By allowing an app or device to store data, you’re letting it 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.
  • By allowing an app or device to view data, you’re letting it use information saved to Google Fit by other connected apps.

Once it has permission, a connected app can access information in your Google Fit account from any device where you have it installed. This means that if you install an app on a device after giving it permission to connect to Google Fit on another device, it’ll automatically be connected to your Google Fit account.

Data that Google Fit stores

Google Fit allows connected apps and devices to view and store activity, location, nutrition, and body sensor information.

Activity information

Activity information is data about your physical activity. It may include step count, calories burned, and speed, for activities like running, walking, or biking. When you allow an app to view 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. This will also allow the app to use location data to indicate things like how far you've run, or how blazing fast you were cycling. If you permit an app to view your location data, that app can use the location data stored in Google Fit by other apps.

Nutrition and hydration

If entered in through linked third party app, Google Fit also tracks nutrition and hydration information. This can include caloric intake, macronutrients, micronutrients, and water intake.

Body sensor information

Body sensor information is data about your physical condition, such as heart rate and weight, collected by body sensors. When you allow an app to view body sensor information, that app can view all body sensor data stored in Google Fit, including information stored by other apps.

Apps connected to Google Fit share and use this information in one of two ways:

  • Usually, apps allow other connected apps to view fitness data that they have stored in Google Fit (such as step counts or time spent running).
  • Sometimes, an app might store data that only it can access. In these cases, information that the app stores isn't available to other connected apps.

View and disconnect apps

You can use the Google Settings app to see and disconnect apps or devices connected to Google Fit.

View apps or devices connected to Google Fit

To view apps or devices connected Google Fit, follow these steps:

  1. Find Google settings in one of these places (depending on your device):
    • A separate app called Google Settings Google Settings
    • In your device's main Settings app Settings, under "Personal," tap Google.
  2. Tap Google Fit.
  3. Your screen will show a list of apps and devices that are currently connected to Google Fit.
Disconnect apps or devices from Google Fit

If at any point you want to stop Google Fit from collecting data, you can disconnect your apps and devices by following these steps:

  1. Find Google settings in one of these places (depending on your device):
    • A separate app called Google Settings Google Settings
    • In your device's main Settings app Settings, under "Personal," tap Google.
  2. Tap Google Fit.
  3. Select the app or device that you wish to disconnect.

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 Menuand thenSettings Settings.
  3. Scroll down and tap Delete history.
  4. On the next screen, tap Delete history.
  5. When the dialog box pops up, check the box for “I understand and want to delete.”
  6. 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.

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