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  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 Android Wear devices, 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.

    Get the Google Fit Android mobile app
    Download Google Fit for Android

    To start using Fit on your Android mobile device:

    1. Open the Fit app.
    2. Sign in with your Google account.
    3. To accept the terms, tap Accept & continue.
    4. Keep your phone with you to start tracking your activities.
    Get the Google Fit Android Wear app

    Fit comes pre-installed on most Android Wear devices. If Fit isn’t already installed, you can download and install Fit on a phone you’ve paired with your watch. After it’s installed on your mobile device, Fit will automatically work on your Android Wear device.

    Visit Google Fit on the web
    USE GOOGLE FIT ON THE WEB

    To get started with Google Fit on the web, visit fit.google.com and sign in with your Google account.

    You can use Fit on the web to view fitness information you already tracked through Fit or another fitness app. You won’t be able to automatically track new activities through the website, but you can add them yourself.

  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 height, weight, and gender.

  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.

    Note: 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.

    Start a fitness activity for real-time stats

    You can see real-time stats for your activities, such as pace during a run. Fit will use your GPS and other sensors to track your activity.

    To start an activity:

    1. Open the Google Fit app Google Fit.
    2. Tap Add Addand then Start activity Start activity
    3. Tap the activity you're about to start.

    Note: The workout information is automatically updated on every device you use Fit on. You can edit this activity later if it is not accurate.

    Stats available in real time

    Most of the time you'll be able to see the following stats in real-time:

    • Time
    • Steps
    • Calories
    • Distance
    • Pace
    • Elevation
    • A map of your route
    Real-time voice updates

    You can get real-time voice alerts of your distance and pace for runs, bike rides, and other distance-based activities. For example, Fit can tell you your pace every mile.

    To select the frequency of voice alerts:

    1. Open the Google Fit app Google Fit.
    2. Tap Menu  Menuand thenSettings Settings.
    3. Under "Audio announcements," choose your settings.

    Note: You can also toggle the announcements on and off during the activity by tapping Volume Volume.

    Start or stop collecting activity or location data

    You can choose whether Fit can track your activity. To change the setting:

    1. Open the Google Fit app Google Fit.
    2. Tap Menu Menuand then Settings Settings.
    3. Under "Google Fit data," turn Activity detection on or off.

    You can also choose to keep Fit data on your phone only, rather than syncing to your account and between your devices.

    Track your weight

    You're also able to track your weight with Google Fit and see how it changes over time. See how to add a weight measurement below, or connect to one of our partner weight tracking apps.

    Add a weight measurement
    1. Open the Google Fit app Google Fit.
    2. Tap Add Addand then Log your weight Log your weight.

    Note: You can't delete a weight measurement on Fit at this time. 

    See a graph of your weight change over time
    1. Open the Google Fit app Google Fit.
    2. On the home screen, scroll down to find a recent weight measurement.
    3. Tap the weight measurement to open it.
    4. Adjust the date frame for the graph.

    Sync other apps with Fit to to show activity, nutrition, sleep and more

    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 & edit your connected apps

    See your connected apps

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

    Disconnect an app from Google Fit

    If you don’t want your other apps to share data with Fit, you can disconnect them.

    1. Open the Google Fit app Google Fit.
    2. Tap Menu Menuand then Settings Settings​.
    3. Under "Google Fit data," tap Connected apps.
    4. Find the app you want to disconnect. You may need to use the Down Arrow Down Arrow.
    5. Tap the app then tap Disconnect

     

     

     

  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

    Once you set Google Fit to start tracking your activity, you can use the app, your Android Wear watch, or the website to see how close you are to reaching goals. You can also compare your activity with previous days.

    See what you’ve done today

    When you open the Google Fit app, your key fitness activity will display at the top of the page. This includes estimates of active minutes, steps taken, calories burned, and more. If you don’t see a summary of your activity: 

    1. Open the Google Fit app Google Fit.
    2. Tap Menu Menu and then Home.
    How Fit estimates calories burned

    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 number to edit it.
    4. Tap Save.

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

    Browse recent activity highlights

    To see personalized cards related to your recent activity:

    1. Open the Google Fit app Google Fit
    2. Tap Menu Menu and then Home.
    3. Scroll down to view cards. You may see cards which show:
      • Recent workouts and activity. This includes activities you record using the “start activity” option as well as activity auto-detected by Fit.  
      • How you’re doing with your goals. 
      • Your longest runs and bike rides.
      • How your activity compares to other Fit users around you.

    Information on Google Fit cards

    Hide Google Fit cards

    If you don’t want to see the information on a card, you can temporarily hide it. To do this, swipe the card away:

    1. Open the Google Fit app Google Fit
    2. Tap Menu Menu and then Home.
    3. Find the card you want to hide.
    4. Swipe the card to the left or right.
    5. The card will not appear again until there’s new information for it to show. 

    Note: The card will re-appear when it has new information to show. For example, if you enter a new weight measurement, the weight card will reappear. Or if you have a new longest run, the longest run card will reappear. 

    How you compare to others in a city
    Fit may show a card which compares your activity to others in a town or city. The city displayed is based on recent locations where you’ve used Google Fit. It’s not based on information you provide to any other app. 
    Your weight card

    If you log your weight on Google Fit or a connected platform, you may see a card showing your weight. It will show:

    • Dots, which show specific weight measurements you entered. 
    • A trendline, which is an intelligent average of recent weight data. It’s meant to give a better idea of how your weight is changing over time. 

    Hide the weight card

    Swipe away the weight card to temporarily hide it. To swipe it away, touch the card and swipe to the left or right. 

    Note: The card will re-appear when a new weight measurement is entered. You can swipe to hide it again. 

    See all your activity (your timeline)

    1. Open the Google Fit app Google Fit
    2. Tap Menu Menu and then Timeline.
    3. Tap a date to see more details on your activity on that day. 

    Note: when you view your activity on Fit, you’ll see activity you tracked while doing it, activities you added manually, activities from third party apps that you have linked to fit, and activity automatically detected by Fit. Fit may detect activity wrong. If you find activity which you think is wrong, you can edit your activity history

  6. Set a personal fitness goal

    You'll have a default goal to be active for one hour a day when you first get started with Fit. You can edit this goal and set yourself multiple goals

    After you've tracked your activity for a few days, you'll also see recommendations for future goals.

    Set a goal on your mobile device

    1. Open the Google Fit app Google Fit
    2. In the bottom right corner of the screen, tap Add Add.
    3. Pick a pre-set goal or create your own. 
    4. Follow the instructions to set up your goal. 

    When you’ve set it up, Google Fit will show your goal cards and send you notifications with your progress against your goal. 

    Change a goal

    1. Open the Google Fit app Google Fit
    2. Tap Menu Menuand thenHome.
    3. Find the card showing your progress against the goal you want to edit. 
    4. Tap More Moreand thenEdit goal or Delete goal.

     

  7. Use Fit on Android Wear devices

    The Google Fit app can be used on Android Wear devices as well as on other Android devices such as smartphones.

    To learn more, watch the video or read the article below.

    Use Fit on your watch (3:37)

    Install and use Fit on Android Wear

    You can also use Fit only on your Android Wear watch. But you won't be able to see as much information or track as much of your activity. To learn more about how to track your fitness and manage your Google Fit settings, visit the Google Fit help center.

    Install Fit on Android Wear

    You can install Google Fit on your phone and watch from Google Play.

    Google Fit works best if you install the Google Fit app on the phone you paired with your watch. Then you can get more data and sync your data between your phone, watch, and other apps.

    If you use Google Fit on your Android Wear watch without installing it on your phone you won't get as many features.

    Pair Fit on Android Wear with your Android phone

    Pairing Fit on Android Wear with a mobile device means your watch and phone will share data and you will get more features. Extra features include counting distance moved and calories burned, tracking workouts in real-time, auto-tracking of strength exercises, and third-party data linking.

    Your phone and watch will share Fit data as long as:

    • The app is installed on both devices.
    • Both devices are turned on.
    • Your watch and phone are within a few feet of each other.

    Even if the two devices go out of range of each other, the data will automatically sync when they're back in range.

    Note: If your watch is disconnected from your phone, it can only count steps, not time.

    See more information about pairing your Android Wear device and your phone and what happens when your Android Wear device and phone are unpaired.

    Use Fit on Android Wear only

    If you use Fit on Android Wear without installing the app on a paired phone you can:

    • See how many steps you've taken in the past 7 days.
    • See your past 10 heart rate measurements.
    • Use Fit watch faces.

    But without installing the app on a paired phone you can't:

    • Count reps of squats, push-ups, and sit-ups.
    • See distance and calories burned.
    • Connect to third parties like MyFitnessPal, Runkeeper, Strava, and more.
    • And use some other features.

    To get these features you'll need to pair your Android Wear device to a mobile device with the Fit app.

    Note: see more information about pairing your Android Wear device and your phone and what happens when your Android Wear device and phone are unpaired.

    Show or hide Fit cards

    You watch will show cards from Google Fit. These cards will show things like summaries of how many steps you've taken and how long you've been active for .

    You can dismiss these cards at any time by swiping them right. When you hide a Fit card, you won't see a new one until later.

    Turn off all cards from Fit

    If you don't want to see any cards from Google Fit, block the app.

    Track steps and set daily step goals

    Fit estimates how many steps you take throughout the day. You can set goals around how many steps you want to take every day. You can then check your watch to see how close you are to reaching your goal.

    See your steps

    You can see your current step estimate by speaking to your watch or using the menu:

    Speak to see steps

    1. If your screen is dim, tap the screen to wake up the watch.
    2. Say "Ok Google." You'll see a white screen awaiting a command.
    3. Say "Show me my steps."

    Use a Google Fit watch face to see your steps

    To see your steps on your watch face, use a Google Fit watch face.

    Note: The number of steps your watch tracks is an estimate.

    Set daily step goals

    Your watch comes preset with a goal of 10,000 steps. To change the goal:

    Android Wear 2.0

    1. Start the Android Fit app .
    2. Under Goals, tap the goal.
    3. Tap Edit goal.
    4. Scroll and tap the goal you want.

    Android Wear 1.5

    1. If your screen is dim, tap the screen to wake up the watch.
    2. Swipe from right to left three times. You'll see a white screen awaiting a command.
    3. Scroll down and tap Show me my steps.
    4. Find the menu by swiping right.
    5. Scroll down and tap Daily step goal.
    6. Scroll and tap the goal you want.

    Start a strength training challenge

    Note: Please be sure to consult a physician before beginning a new fitness or nutritional program.

    Google Fit can automatically count reps for push-ups, squats, and sit-ups with your Android Wear device. Each activity has beginner, intermediate, and advanced challenge levels.

    Start a strength challenge

    Start a challenge

    1. If your screen is dim, tap the screen to wake up the watch.
    2. Open the app list:
      • Android Wear 2.0: Press the power button.
      • Android Wear 1.5: Swipe from right to left.
    3. Tap and open Google Fit Google Fit.
    4. Scroll and tap Start an Activity or Start an Activity Start activity.

    Note: The watch may take up to three reps to show a count. It should detect most of your reps with proper form. If you find the watch is missing a significant number of reps, check your exercise form.

    Choose your challenge level

    Each exercise has beginner, intermediate, and advance challenges. These are levels which set you goals for number of reps to complete each day. The goal will increase as you get stronger over the course of the challenge.

    If you aren't sure which level you are, start with beginner. The starting number of reps for each level are:

    Challenge

    Beginner

    starts at

    Intermediate 

    starts at

    Advanced

    starts at

    Push-ups

    5

    10

    20

    Sit-ups

    5

    15

    25

    Squats

    15

    25

    35

     

    Check your heart rate

    If your watch has a heart rate sensor, you can speak or use the menu to check your heart rate. Not all watches have this feature.

    Note: The heart rate functions are not medical devices and are intended for information purposes only. Please be sure to consult a physician before beginning a new fitness or nutritional program.

    Speak to see your heart rate

    For best results, tighten your watch strap around your wrist.

    1. If your screen is dim, tap the screen to wake up the watch.
    2. When your watch is ready, say "Ok Google."
    3. Say "Show me my heart rate."
    Heart rate monitor isn't working

    If you think your watch's heart rate monitor isn't working right, try the following steps.

    1. Tighten the watch strap around your wrist.
    2. Make sure the back of the watch is completely touching your wrist.
    3. Try not to move much or speak loudly if you can avoid it.
      • Note: the sensor doesn't work as well when your arm moves a lot or if there's loud noise. You may get a more accurate reading if you are still and fairly quiet.
    4. Try to measure your heart rate again.

    Use Google Fit Watch Faces

    You can use a Google Fit watch face to see progress towards your daily goals on your watch face.

    1. If your screen is dim, tap the screen to wake up the watch.
    2. Tap and hold anywhere on the background of your watch face for two seconds.
    3. Swipe from right to left to browse designs, then tap to choose one.

    Tip: You can also change your watch face through the Android Wear app on your mobile device.

  8. Accessibility for Fit on Android

    With Google Fit, you can measure, track, and store your fitness information. You can use Android accessibility features like TalkBack, BrailleBack applications, and special accessibility features to:

    • Check your activity summary
    • Browse your timeline
    • See details of a specific session

    To learn how to turn accessibility features on, visit the Android Accessibility Help Center.

    Getting started with TalkBack

    You can turn on TalkBack by going to your device’s Settings menu > Accessibility. Get help with TalkBack setup here.

    If you need more help navigating TalkBack, check out the following articles.

    Navigating Fit

    When you open Fit, you can choose to:

    • Check how long you’ve been active: You can touch a summary of the day’s activity in the center of the screen.
    • Browse summaries of past days’ activities: To see how many steps you’ve taken or how long you’ve been active on a past day, scroll down the app’s front page.
    • Get details of a past day’s activity: To get a more detailed breakdown of your activity on a specific day, double-tap the day’s activity summary.
  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, 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.

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.
    • Activities 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 thenSettings.
    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 in the Fit app when you’re not moving around.

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

    • Turn your WiFi 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 Wear companion app if you have auto-update turned off on your phone. Try the following:

    1. On your paired mobile device, open the Play Store app.
    2. Tap Menu burger nav > My apps & games.
    3. Update the Android Wear app.
    4. Open the Android Wear app.
    5. Tap Settings Settings gear.
    6. Tap the name of the device.
    7. Tap Resync apps.
  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.