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Google and Samsung make it easier to sync fitness data between apps


It is possible to sync data between fitness apps on Android via Health Connect, a data aggregator.

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If you’re looking for an app to track your sleep, nutrition, and exercise in addition to a slew of fitness devices, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a better one. We’re fortunate that Google and Samsung have teamed up to create Health Connect, a service that aims to unify the fitness industry. This is a fitness hub that can sync data amongst Android apps so that users can get all of their information in one spot.

Apps like Samsung Health, Google Fit, and Fitbit are included in this category. In addition to Google, MyFitnessPal, Leap Fitness, and Withings are also partnering with the search giant. It’s now possible to sync your fitness data from your Samsung phone or Fitbit device directly to Health Connect if you have both a Samsung phone and a Fitbit device. Users who track their fitness across several devices will appreciate having everything in one location.


Like Apple’s Health app, which synchronises data from numerous health and fitness apps, Health Connect does the same thing.

A free open beta of Health Connect is now available to all Android developers. Developers now have access to a single set of APIs (application programming interfaces) to create fitness and health experiences, first announced at Google I/O 2022 and later in a Samsung news release.

According to Google, users will be able to choose exactly what data they share and with whom they share it in the future. The user can choose which app to use above others if there are multiple apps that are collecting similar data.


There are more than 50 different categories of data that may be tracked using Health Connect.

For a variety of fitness and wearables-related projects, Google and Samsung have recently collaborated. Wear OS 3 is presently available on the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 and Watch 4 Classic, although many more watches are in the works for the new operating system. Samsung contributed to the creation of Wear OS 3.

There has never been a better time to bring the Android fitness and wearables community together than now. In time for the Google Pixel Watch’s release later this year, the technology should be completely completed and ready to go.


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