Use Google Fit

  1. Get started with Google Fit

    With Google Fit, you can measure, track, and store your fitness information. It's available on your computer, mobile devices, and smartwatches, so you can access it just about anywhere. Here are some things you can do:

    • Set goals around personal fitness
    • Automatically measure how close you are to reaching those goals
    • See what kinds of activities you perform daily and how long you do them
    • Compare your activity over time to see how you’ve improved
    • Keep and view data from other fitness apps you’ve connected to Google Fit

    You’ll need a Google account to get started with Fit. To access Fit on your computer, visit fit.google.com.

  2. Enter your profile & fitness goals

    You can fill out profile information like your height, weight, and gender, and set a personal fitness goal. Note: To see the distance you've gone and how many calories you've burned, you'll need to fill out your profile.

  3. Track your fitness activity

    You can track your walks, runs, bike rides, and more on Google Fit. For example, you can see how many steps you took or how long you rode your bike, played soccer, or went skiing.

    What you can measure

    When you record an activity, most of the time you can see estimates of:

    • Time: How long you did a specific activity.
    • Steps: How many steps you took.
    • Calories: How many calories you burned.
    • Distance: How far you walked or ran. This feature doesn't work with stationary biking right now.
    • Weight: How your weight changes over time. You'll have to enter your weight manually to track it.

    Notes:

    • To see the distance you've gone or how many calories you've burned, you'll need to fill out your height, weight, and gender.
    • For the most accurate biking detection, carry your phone in your pocket when you're riding rather than mounted or in a backpack.

     

  4. Add & edit fitness activities

    You can manually add activity to your Google Fit activity history or edit an activity that’s already there. You can also add goals, log your weight, and more. 

  5. See your activity

    After you set up Google Fit to track your activity, use the app, your watch, or the website to see how close you are to your goals. You can also compare your activity with previous days.

  6. Start a 30-day fitness challenge

    If you have an Android Wear device, you can set up and track 30-day push-up, sit-up, and squat challenges using Fit.

    Start a challenge on your watch

    1. If your screen is dim, tap the screen to wake up the watch.
    2. To go to your list of apps, press the power button.
      • Android Wear 2.0 and up: Press the power button.
      • Android Wear 1.9 and below: Swipe left.
    3. Tap the type of challenge you want to start.
    4. Tap the difficulty level you want.

    Choose your challenge type

    You can choose from three different challenges.

    • Push-ups
    • Sit-ups
    • Squats

    Choose your difficulty level

    You can choose Beginner, Intermediate, or Advanced challenges. Fit will use this to build a program to help you get stronger and do more exercises over the next 30 days. Here's the starting point for each level:

    Push-up challenge levels
    • Beginner starts at 5 push-ups a day
    • Intermediate starts at 10 push-ups a day
    • Advanced starts at 20 push-ups a day
    Sit up challenge levels
    • Beginner starts at 15 sit-ups a day
    • Intermediate starts at 30 sit-ups a day
    • Advanced starts at 50 sit-ups a day
    Squat challenge levels
    • Beginner starts at 15 squats a day
    • Intermediate starts at 30 squats a day
    • Advanced starts at 60 squats a day

    Perform a challenge

    To perform a challenge, make sure your watch is secure on your wrist. Then touch Start.

    Tracking your reps

    Fit will use motion sensors to automatically track your reps until you hit your daily goal.h

    • Your watch will buzz when you start an exercise and when Fit detects a rep is completed.
    • Try to use the form shown in the example videos to make sure your reps are counted properly.
    • Sometimes Fit may miss a few reps if they are done very fast or with different form.

    Pause or stop a challenge

    • To pause a challenge: Touch Pause Pause.
    • To resume a challenge you paused: Press Play Play.
    • To end a challenge session: While a challenge is paused, push Stop Fit Stop icon.
    • If your challenge stopped on its own: If you've not moved much for three minutes, Fit will suspend the challenge for now. You can resume it later in the day by visiting the Fit menu on your watch.

    Note: You can pause a challenge and come back to it later. But your progress will only be saved for that day - if you come back the next day the daily challenge will reset.

    Continue a challenge the next day

    After you start a 30-day challenge, follow the on-screen instructions to continue it.

  7. Use Google Fit on your watch or phone

    You can use the Google Fit app on Wear OS by Google watches to track your fitness. To learn more and manage your Google Fit settings, visit the Google Fit help center.

  8. Accessibility in Google Fit

    With Google Fit, you can measure, track, and store your fitness information. If you turn on accessibility features, you can have your screen read the data to you.

  9. 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.

Solve issues you might be facing

  1. Fit isn't tracking activities correctly

    Walking, running, and biking detection isn’t perfect on Fit. Your device’s sensors may record information differently than other devices do.

    • Seeing an activity you didn’t perform: You can edit or delete it.
    • Activity numbers differ between your watch and your mobile device: Try moving them closer together so they can sync.
    • Fit isn’t tracking activities at all: Check to make sure activity detection is turned on.
      • If you have an HTC One M8, your phone may be incompatible with Fit.

    Fit estimates calories burned wrong

    Google Fit uses a combination of your activity, your gender, your height, and your weight to estimate how many calories you’ve burned.

    It is an estimate of total calories burned and includes your basal metabolic rate (BMR), not just calories you burned in your activity. 

    If you haven’t entered your height and weight, calories will be based on a default height and weight measurement. To get a more accurate estimate:

    1. Open the Google Fit app Google Fit
    2. Tap Menu Menu and then Settings.
    3. Under "Basic information", tap a measurement.
    4. Edit your measurement.
    5. Tap Save.

    For more information, see enter your physical information in Google Fit

  2. I see information about myself that I don't remember entering

    You may see information from other fitness apps on your device the first time you open the Fit app.

    To see a list of connected apps:

    1. Open the Google Fit app.
    2. Tap Menu Menu and then Settings.
    3. Tap Connected apps.

    Learn how to disconnect an app.


     
  3. Fit isn't storing data from one of my fitness apps

    Not all apps work well with Google Fit. If Fit isn’t collecting data from one of your fitness apps, it may be because the two apps aren’t compatible. See a list of Fit-friendly apps.

    If your app is on the list and isn’t working, check to see if your app is disconnected and reconnect it if it is.


  4. Is Fit draining my device's battery?

    If your battery is draining quickly, you may want to turn off activity detection when you’re not moving around.

    In general, you may want to try the following to improve your device’s battery life:

    • Turn your Wi-Fi on
    • Lower the brightness setting on your screen
    • Close other background apps that may be draining your battery
    • Delete apps that you don’t use
  5. Fit isn't working on my watch

    You may experience issues running the Fit companion app if you have automatic updates turned off on your phone. If Google Fit doesn't work properly, try these steps.

     

     
  6. I don't see my historical data on my watch after updating

    When you first connect Fit, we will import your historical data into the app. This process may take a few hours, but you'll then see your historical data on all of your devices.