21 essentials apps and devices that work with Google Fit

The complete list of fitness and health apps and kit that play nicely with Google Fit
Google Fit apps and devices

Google Fit wasn't much to write home about when it first appeared in 2014, but it's slowly been gaining extra features and functions over time, and there are now dozens of apps and wearable gadgets that plug straight into the platform offered by Google.

Google Fit is focused mainly on collecting stats — on activity, sleep, weight and so on — rather than providing the comprehensive, all-in-one overview of your health and medical records that Apple Health wants to be. Fit is more basic, but it's easier to use.

The Google Fit app is free to download for Android devices and once you've got it up and running it can use the sensors in your phone to track your progress. You can also add activities manually, or use one of the following apps or gadgets for the job instead.

Best Google Fit compatible devices

Fossil Q Founder

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For those of you who prefer a bit of style with your step counting, give the Fossil Q Founder a look: it blends Android Wear with the style and expertise of Fossil to come up with something that looks good and works well. And of course, there's Google Fit integration.

From $249, fossil.com | Amazon

Moto 360 Sport

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Any Android Wear smartwatch is going to provide seamless syncing with Google Fit (and indeed you can use a Fit widget as the watch face if you want), and the Moto 360 Sport is one of the best: lots of customisation options and a sportier look than most of its rivals.

$299, motorola.com | Amazon

Sony SmartBand 2

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This rather plain-looking fitness tracker from Sony may not win any best-in-class awards but the integration it offers with Google Fit may tempt you to choose it over its rivals. It's affordable too, and has an integrated heart rate monitor as well as all the essentials.

$129.99, sonymobile.com | Amazon

Under Armour Band

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Fitness experts Under Armour have a new wearable this year that works fine with Google Fit (via the UA Record app). It's a tracker worth considering if you're keen on the rest of the Under Armour Healthbox pack or don't want a full-on smartwatch on your wrist.

$180, underarmour.com

Withings Aura

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If you want to get serious about your sleep tracking then this smart light and alarm from Withings fits the bill. An optional accessory monitors your tossing and turning and sends all the data back to the Withings Health Mate app, and thus through to Google Fit.

$189.95, withings.com | Amazon

Xiaomi Mi Band Pulse

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If you don't want to shell out hundreds of pounds on a tracker then this wearable from Xiaomi will do the basics for a lot, lot less. Okay, the supplied app isn't the best in the world, but you can get around that by syncing all your data to Google Fit instead.

$27, xiaomishop.com | Amazon

Best Google Fit apps: Fitness

Adidas Train and Run

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You can use Adidas devices as well as the app that goes with them to pass all your stats over to the Big G, should you wish to. The app covers real-time coaching, voice feedback and personalised strength and cardio plans, so it's one of the most complete.



If MapMyFitness is your running app of choice then you'll be pleased to hear that it's also fully compatible with Google Fit, sharing stats on your runs, improvements in your fitness, calories burned and all the other vital statistics supported by Google's health platform.


Nike+ Running

Nike's had a bit of a patchy record when it comes to playing nicely with Google, so it's pleasing to see the company has updated its running app for Fit. No prizes for guessing that run stats are the order of the day, which Nike's app has always been strong on.


PlexFit for Pebble

Alongside Pebble's latest update to include Android Wear-style actionable notifications on its smartwatch, it also announced compatibility with Google Fit via the PlexFit app, a fitness tracking app on the Pebble store that logs walking, running, biking and more.



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The running app of choice here at Team Wareable, Runkeeper covers all the statistics you want to record at any speed from a walk to a full-on sprint. Having all of the key data backed up in Google Fit as well makes the app even more of an appealing choice.



Runtastic is compatible with nearly every app going, so Google Fit support is no surprise (it's good news too for users of the companion running band and Moment watches). The Runtastic Me app can also suck in Google Fit data obtained from other sources.



The running and cycling tracking app is one of the best social fitness experiences you can get, and its data can now be automatically shared with Google Fit. Set up the connection inside the app to see details of your workouts next to your step data and activity logs.


Best Google Fit apps: General health


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And... relax. Calm focuses on meditation, sleeping and relaxing to make sure your body is running at its optimum level for most of the time. There are a choice of meditation guides to choose from as well as some premium options if you don't mind paying a little extra.


Cinch Weight Loss

Weight tracking in Google Fit is a bit of a clumsy affair, so use Cinch to do the job for you automatically instead — the app is brighter, prettier and more intuitive than your average weight loss program, though some of the better features do require in-app purchases.



The most obvious option if you're looking to keep tabs on periods and ovulation on Android, Glow is a well-designed app packed with features and has been developed with help from fertility health experts. The Google Fit integration is a welcome bonus.


Instant Heart Rate

You don't necessarily need an expensive chest strap or smartwatch to track your heart rate, because this clever little app can do the job using your phone's camera: it uses the lens to detect how fast the blood is flowing under the skin of your fingertips.


Noom Coach

The popular weight loss app has fully integrated with Google's platform so details of your plummeting pounds and shredded stones can be recorded on the dashboard. It's satisfying to see workouts from other apps benefiting your waistline within Google Fit.


Sleep as Android

Sleep as Android is pretty much your only option for sleep tracking in Google Fit right now — Fit itself has only just been updated to accept this type of data, and Sleep as Android will pipe all of your logged slumber times straight into it to combine with your other stats.


Withings Health Mate

The Withings Health Mate app is fully compatible with Google Fit, which means you can suck in a range of fitness data from a variety of devices — smart scales, sleep trackers, blood pressure monitors and more. The app itself is tidy and well presented.



If your favourite Google Fit compatible app isn't included, let us know using the comments below and check out our guide to getting started with Google Fit.


  • pravin says:

    about senior citizan there is no details,, about there walk everyday, about there  walk record & about health suggestion or guidline  you do this

  • jwalantsoneji says:

    Off the topic, there is lack of applications which can log Yoga and other forms of exercises well.. like MapMyFitness has Yoga logging but limited.. there's no way I can add my yoga type in there too..  The one I am particularly interested in is Surya Namaskar..

  • estebans says:

    Aqualert is another great app with google fit integration!!

  • lioman says:

    There is no correct link for runkeeper.

  • GooglePresident says:

    @Pravin: hello I'm from the Internets, we're working on your project right now, stand by.

    • ApplePrsidant says:

      are you work done? are you work on my prajects also?

    • ApplePrsidant says:

      @GooglePresident , are you done?, are you work on my prajects now?

  • wattsnb says:

    What this feature does not tell you is that if you use an Android Wear watch, when you track steps without the phone on your person, as soon as you sync the watch to the phone the phone step counter will over write the watch step counter.  So you can do a long walk of say 4000 steps counted on your watch, sync up when you get back and see those 4000 steps disappear.  Sort this out Google.  It's a disgrace.  Samsung can manage it with their S Health app and devices so get your sh1t together.

  • dale says:

    I have 3 devices with both apps loaded - HTC M7, Galaxy S5, Nexus 10. All running lollipop. All set to sync both ways. But still can't see Mapmyfitness data on Fit.

  • ivanc says:

    I currently own a Nexus 6 and a Moto 360 and I began using Fit to track my daily exercises. The step counting is great with both of these but I had a question about using the Xiaomi Mi Band. The latest update says it integrates well with Fit but my question is how exactly will the syncing of steps cooperate if I am wearing both my Moto 360 and the Mi Band? Will the steps double up or will Fit recognize the steps taken and only add the difference?


  • JMO1107 says:

    A lot of people at work have different step counting devices, e.g Fit Bit, Garvin,  , and I want to start a competition.  Is there an app that can be linked to all these so everyone can see everyone's progress? 

  • SeVit says:

    About Google Fit integration: Cheap Xiaomi Mi Band has one, but my pricey Garmin Vivofit & Vivosmart has not ;(

  • ozaz says:

    Any chance of an updated version of this article? - seems out of date (e.g. no mention of Xiaomi Mi Band)

    Seems to me this article will need to be updated every couple of months

  • MrBrady says:

    Does anyone know of sleep tracking apps that integrate with Google Fit, except Sleep As Android?

  • peagreen says:

    My wife and I will typically load up the tandem with picnic lunch and dog, cycle somewhere, walk the dog, cycle somewhere else. Possibly use public transport for a stretch and then walk or cycle some more.
    I don't want to be motivated by an app. 

I don't want to share with anybody. 

I just want to track my trips and for the app to tell me how much we walked, how much we cycled and how much we rode in bus/car/train. This can be extrapolated from speeds: 0.01 to 6kph = walking, 6 to 30kph = cycling, >30kph = motorised.
    Any suggestions for an app that does this?

  • peagreen says:

    My wife and I will typically load up the tandem with picnic lunch and dog, cycle somewhere, walk the dog, cycle somewhere else. Possibly use public transport for a stretch and then walk or cycle some more.
    I don't want to be motivated by an app. 

    I don't want to share with anybody. 

    I just want to track my trips and for the app to tell me how much we walked, how much we cycled and how much we rode in bus/car/train. This can be extrapolated from speeds: 0.01 to 6kph = walking, 6 to 30kph = cycling, >30kph = motorised.
    Any suggestions for an app that does this?

    • profi248 says:

      Maybe try Moves

  • harveydeven says:

    I'm using it with a Xiaomi Mi Band and the Mi Fit app. Initially, I was checking the results just in the Mi Fit app, but after a while, I got used with Google Fit and since then, it's my daily fitness app. I'm really happy with the tracking of my activities. 

    If anybody is interested, I've reviewed Google Fit here: http://wearablearena.blogspot.com/2016/02/google-fit-ultimate-app-for-wearables.html

  • NotThatD says:

    The search title for this page is absolute bs. If you're looking for devices... this page will not give you that information. 

    • j.stables says:

      It's called "the best Google Fit apps", not devices. I don't know why you'd leave this comment. I am baffled.

      • 9383838383 says:

        To be fair....when this page turns up in Google search results, it does indeed say "The best Google Fit compatible apps and devices"...

  • albie says:

    nice post about best fitness trackers .. keep posting regularly

  • Marco says:

    Polar Beat integrates with Google Fit.  You can purchase a chest strap heart rate monitor from them or just log your exercises; it covers running, hiking, sports, rowing, and even has strength training and "other" listed as a catch all.

    • itsjustcause says:

      I have not been able to get my data from Polar Beat to sync with Google Fit. Have you had success?

  • Dbjx says:

    I didn't see misfit on the list.  Can I sync my misfit shine and Samsung S health into Google fit app

    • beepbeep says:

      I use a Misfit and it syncs with Google Fit just fine.

      • thefencechild says:

        Can you tell me how you are? I can't find the option to anywhere

  • keljo says:

    Just a heads up - the Withings Go will NOT sync to/from Google Fit with the Withings Health Mate app.  (Found this out after purchasing one and then going back and forth with support until they finally told me this)

  • egiarette says:

    It'd be really nice if FitBit could integrate with Fit. I just hate the look of FitBit's app and love the simplicity of Google Fit

    • MartinT says:

      So you're my exact opposite. I would like to use Fitbit platform (web and app), but fill it with data from Android wear instead of Fitbit tracker. I really love their ecosystem and haven't found anything even close to it for Android wear.

      • Kei says:

        And I love both, but I hate that they cant sync between each other :/

  • andrew90 says:

    How does sleep with android connect with google fit? I see no sleep related information at all available on the google fit dashboard. Same goes for "Exercise Tracker: Wear Fitness" this claims to connect with google fit and store weightlifting exercises. Weight lifting doesn't show up in the dashboard even though the app has synced

  • scarlett96 says:

    I would like SHEALTH to link with Google Fit. I end up having to double enter data as Google Fit has function I like but so does SHealth. 

  • Rockhorsepark says:

    Instant heart rate is a neat app, which does not integrate in any way, with anything, including Google Fit.

  • troyhicks says:

    samsung gear fit 2

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