Google Fit is rolling out a new update to allow users to synchronize their health data with the Health Connect app. Health Connect was announced at Google I/O 2022 and lets users share stats between Fit and other apps. Fitness and health apps that already support Health Connect include Samsung Health, Sleep as Android, and Withings Health Mate.
The latest update is being rolled out with the version 2.89 of the Google Fit app. Once you update the app, you will notice a “Get Started” card, which fully explains the interoperability of the apps. The card reads, “When you allow Fit to read a data type from Health Connect, it’s stored in your Google Account with your other Fit data. Fit uses this data to provide features like tracking your fitness and health, and giving related recommendations and insights.”
As seen in the images above, the set-up process involves deciding what Fit can “read” and “write” to Health Connect. You can choose to be selective with granting permissions or just click “Allow all” to finish the set-up process. Now, you will get a shortcut to Health Connect in the Fit settings. It will show all apps that have access to the Health Connect, alongside the ability to revoke it.
Data you choose to write to Health Connect is stored on your device, and other apps that you choose to sync with Health Connect will be able to access this data.
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In “Data and access” you can browse Activity, Body measurements, Cycle tracking, Nutrition, Sleep, and Vitals data. As for the availability of the feature, the Google Fit 2.89 is not yet widely rolled out via the Play Store. However, you can also sideload it.
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