Google Fit can collect your device location data when you’re physically active, to help calculate distance and create a map of your activity in the Google Fit Journal. You can turn location tracking on or off in Google Fit at any time.
Google Fit provides you analytics, tracking, and activity history. Your Google Fit data is securely stored on Google servers. If you lose or change your device, your data is backed up on Google servers.
Connected apps can't access device location data collected by Google Fit.
When you set up Google Fit on your device, you can choose whether to turn on location tracking for automatically tracked activities. You can always turn location tracking on or off in the Google Fit app at any time.
You can also delete your device location data at any time. If you delete a Journal session, the location data for that session is deleted.
Step 1: Manage location tracking on your device
- Open Google Fit .
- At the bottom, tap Profile.
- At the top, tap Settings .
- Under "Tracking preferences," turn Include maps for all activities on or off .
Step 2: Choose location tracking options
- On your device, open Settings .
- Tap Apps & notifications Google Fit .
- Tap Permissions Location.
- Choose how to track your location:
- Allow or Allow all the time: Google Fit tracks your location when the app isn't open to log your activity any time you're active.
- Allow only while using the app: Google Fit tracks your location only while the app is open and you're tracking an activity.
- Deny: Turns off location tracking.
On your Wear OS smartwatch
- If your screen is dim, tap the screen to wake up the watch.
- From the top of the screen, swipe down.
- Tap Settings Apps & notifications App permissions System apps.
- Tap Google Fit .
- Turn on or off Location.