Version 3.69 of Fitbit is now rolling out with support for Health Connect. The app helps you share data between your health, fitness, and wellbeing apps without compromising on privacy. Other apps that recently received the Health Connect support include Samsung Health and Google Fit. The update is now available for Fitbit app users via the Google Play Store.
After installing the update, users won’t immediately see a prompt to enable or explain Health Connect. However, they can open Health Connect by heading to the Quick Settings tile, which now shows Fitbit as a compatible application. You can go to App permissions and select “Allow all”. Now, you can choose to enable data collection for various options listed on the app such as Distance, Elevation gained, Exercise, Floors climbed, Heart rate, Sleep, Steps, and Total calories burned.
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Furthermore, you will also get an option to disable and delete data at any time. Apart from this, there are no other changes to be introduced with the latest Fitbit version 3.69. However, the app is expected to get a new bottom bar with just three tabs: Today, Discover, and Community. Currently, the app supports four tabs and the order of display is: Today, Discover, Community, and Premium.
Meanwhile, the recently released open beta version of Health Connect adds a “Recent access” timeline for select users. The feature allows you to “see which apps have accessed your data in the past 24 hours” and what data they added. The exact firmware version of the update is 0.1.1153.480892628.0-open_beta.
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