There are many great fitness tracker apps out there, but the best tend to focus on a particular type of exercise, like running, cycling, or yoga. If you’re the type of person who enjoys working out in different ways, but want all of your fitness data in one place, Google Fit is a good solution.
Here are some instructions on how to sync some of the most popular apps with Google Fit, including Runkeeper, Strava, Runtastic, MapMyFitness, Mindbody, and Headspace. We have also included instructions for synchronizing the Life Fitness exercise equipment. These instructions are for those of you who use Android phones or watches running Wear OS. We will soon have a separate guide for pairing with the iOS Health app.
If you are using another app, you will first need to check if that app is compatible with Google Fit. You can consult this list in the Play Store – it’s not comprehensive, but it covers popular fitness tracker apps that cover most types of exercise.
- Open Runkeeper and select Settings from the hamburger menu.
- Scroll down and search for “Apps, services and devices”.
- Select Google Fit and the Google Account you want to link it to.
- Confirm permissions to complete pairing the two apps.
After syncing the two apps, Runkeeper will send all training data to Google Fit that is not added manually. Note that workouts that were recorded before pairing the apps will not be sent to Google Fit.
- Open the hamburger menu and tap “Settings.”
- Under Account, tap “Link other services”.
- Tap “Google Fit” and grant access.
Syncing Strava with Google Fit allows the app to automatically send your distance, speed, and calories burned to Google Fit after a workout. If you use Strava to track workouts on machines like the Peloton bike and treadmill, this app will send that exercise data to Google Fit as well.
- Open Runtastic and navigate to your profile.
- Tap the gear icon for settings and click on “Partner Accounts”.
- Select “Sync with Google Fit” to select your Google account and confirm permissions.
This allows the app to automatically send your training data every time you complete an exercise. If you delete a workout through Runtastic, the data from Google Fit will also be deleted.
MapMyFitness offers a variety of fitness tracking apps that focus on specific workouts, such as MapMyHike, MapMyRide, MapMyWalk, and MyFitnessPal. But all apps pair the same, making it easy to sync all of your exercise data with Google Fit.
- Open the MapMy app you want to link.
- Select the hamburger menu to find “Settings”
- Scroll down and search for “Google Fit”. Activate it and confirm the permissions.
Mindbody is an app that lets you book workout classes at a variety of fitness studios and track your class schedules. While this isn’t a traditional workout tracking app like Runtastic and Strava, it can be helpful to keep your workout classes connected to Google Fit on days you decide to try a new activity. , like yoga, Pilates or boxing.
- Open your profile and tap “Settings”.
- Scroll down and find the “Integrations” menu.
- Select “Google Fit” and confirm the permissions.
If you use Life Fitness equipment in a gym or at home, you’ll find that some of the newer machines offer integration with Google Fit, allowing you to track your exercise data right from the app.
- Open the app and search for “Settings”.
- Under “Fitness apps,” search for “Google Fit” and turn it on to confirm permissions.
Mental exercise is always exercise, and Google Fit can track this activity as well if you use apps like Headspace to enter a moment of Zen. After pairing the two apps, your meditations will appear under the Journal tool on Google Fit along with other exercise and sleep activities.
- Open Headspace and click on your username on the right side.
- Click the gear icon for “Settings.”
- Tap “Google Fit” and activate to confirm permissions.
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