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Connecting Samsung Wearables to Google Fit via Health Connect

How to sync Samsung Health data with Google Fit

Yep, Samsung Health and Google Fit can talk to each other 🙂

Samsung makes some of the best Android smartwatches you can buy, packing an incredible set of health sensors and features. Besides being a companion to your smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 and its older sibling also do an incredible job of tracking your health and fitness metrics using the Samsung Health app.

And then there's Google Fit, which acts as a central hub for your fitness data from different fitness apps and services. So, how do you get your health data from Samsung Health to Google Fit?

Samsung Health doesn't allow exporting the data it records to Google Fit. Instead, you'll use another solution from Google for this: Health Connect. It brings your health data from multiple apps and services into one place, allowing easy access to connected apps. Here's how to sync your Samsung Health data to Google Fit using Health Connect.

What is Health Connect?

Health Connect is a platform consisting of a set of APIs where multiple apps and services can read (or write) your health metrics. Right now, fitness apps must manually integrate with other similar services to share data. For example, if you use Strava to track your runs, other apps like Sleep My Cycle can't see the data. Similarly, if you use Sleep as Android for monitoring your sleep quality, other fitness tracking apps can't view its data if the app doesn't add support for them.

Health Connect aims to solve this problem. Every fitness app can send its collected data to Health Connect, which another app can pull. This way, apps can share data with each other without any privacy risk. Health Connect supports sharing a range of health data, including activity types, body measurements, cycle tracking, vitals, and more.

How to set up Health Connect

Before you can sync Samsung Health with Google Fit, you must install and set up Health Connect on your phone. The migration of the Health Connect app data to Android 14 has already begun.

Download Health Connect from the Play Store on your Android phone.
Open Health Connect.
Tap Get Started.
Select App permissions.
Select Samsung Health from the list of apps.
Turn on Allow all or manually select the health data you want to sync

How to sync Google Fit data to Health Connect

Download and set up Google Fit on your phone and smartwatch before proceeding with the steps below.

The first time you open Google Fit after installing Health Connect, you see a Sync with Health Connect banner.
Tap Get started.
Select Set up from the Sync with Health Connect page.
Grant Fit access to Health Connect data. You can allow access to all data or select the categories individually.
Tap Done to proceed

After it's connected, Google Fit reads data shared with Health Connect over the last 30 days to pull existing data saved by other services. You can confirm Google Fit is syncing data with Health Connect by following the below steps:

Open the Google Fit app on your phone.
Tap the Profile button from the bottom navigation bar.
Tap the Settings button at the top.
Ensure the Sync Fit with Health Connect option is turned on.

How to sync Samsung Health data to Health Connect

Next, you'll link Samsung Health with Health Connect. Follow the below steps to do so.

Open the Samsung Health app.
Tap the three-dot main menu icon in the upper-right corner.
Select Settings.
Tap Health Connect
Install the app if you haven't done so
Open Health Connect and tap Get Started.
Tap App Permissions
Select Samsung Health.
Choose the type of data you want to sync.
Tap Allow to complete the process

Once completed, STEPPI will read the data from the Google Fit app.

Updated on: 28/10/2023

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