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Essential apps and devices that work with Google Fit

Our fave Google Fit-compatible fitness apps, health apps and wearables

Google Fit wasn't much to write home about when it first appeared in 2014, which made the subsequent lack of updates all the more frustrating. But finally, in 2018, Google has overhauled the platform with a new look, and some new features.

Google wants to improve Fit alongside the next wave of Wear OS smartwatches, and one of the ways it's doing that is in how it presents your health data: The new Google Fit puts less emphasis on steps, and more on Move Minutes and Heart Points – new metrics that grant better insight into how those steps are actually impacting your body.

Read this: The best Wear OS smartwatches

But still, Google Fit is mainly focused on collecting stats – activity, sleep, weight, and so on – rather than providing a comprehensive, all-in-one overview of your health and medical records, as Apple Health is trying to do, and as Fitbit is aspiring to. It collects these stats by sucking them in from a bevy of services and apps.

Getting started with Google Fit-compatible apps and services can be a bit tough though, so we've sifted through them to pick some of our favourites. And don't forget, the Google Fit app on Android is free and uses the sensors in your phone or wearable to track your progress. While you can add activities manually, plugging in the following apps or gadgets can also get the job done.

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Best Google Fit apps

Nike+ Run Club

The app previously known as Nike+ Running, this latest incarnation continues the tradition of being one of the best and most versatile run trackers out there for Android, and thankfully the Google Fit integration has been kept. It works well with friends too.



The running and cycling tracking app is one of the best social fitness experiences you can get, and its data can 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.



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.



best google fit apps

Running app 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 an even more appealing choice.



Runtastic is compatible with nearly everything going, so Google Fit support is no surprise. It's also where Adidas is focusing all its energy now that the miCoach service is dead and gone. The Runtastic Me app can also suck in Google Fit data obtained from other sources.


FitWell Personal Fitness Coach

34 essentials apps and devices that work with Google Fit

Save yourself some time going back and forth to the gym by cramming a personal fitness trainer into your phone – though you only get a limited number of lessons for free. You get a ton of video tutorials to work through, plus advice on healthy eating and more.


Workout Trainer

Another personal trainer-type app, but this time focused more on specific workouts and building up your strength or your aerobic fitness. It's easy to get started and to customise the app to suit your level, and new content and exercises are added to the app regularly.


Instant – Quantified Self

If you want to quantify pretty much every aspect of your day-to-day life then look no further than Instant, which is able to track everything from how much sleep you've had to which smartphone apps you use the most, and give you ideas for living more healthily.


Google Calendar

34 essentials apps and devices that work with Google Fit

You're no doubt familiar with Google Calendar already, but we're including it here because the app recently added Google Fit integration for its goals feature – so if you set an exercise goal (like a daily run) in Calendar, you can then automatically track your progress in Fit.


7 Minute Workout

An app that does exactly what it says on the tin, providing customised, step-by-step workouts that last for seven minutes (and now Google Fit integration). If you want to get fit but you're not sure how to go about it, then 7 Minute Workout is a good place to start.



Out of India comes this fitness app dedicated to helping you get in shape for that 5K or 10K run you've foolishly signed up for. You can also target smaller goals to begin with, and with Google Fit integration, all of your runs get synced back to Android's default fitness app.



34 essentials apps and devices that work with Google Fit

If you're looking for a swimming app that works with Google Fit then MySwimPro is just about the best (if not the only) choice out there at the moment. The app gives you hundreds of pool workouts to tackle, which you can customise to suit your requirements.



best google fit apps

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.



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 best 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.


Nokia Health Mate

The Nokia 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.


Calorie Counter & Diet Tracker

34 essentials apps and devices that work with Google Fit

Different apps offer different levels of Google Fit integration: Calorie Counter & Diet Tracker, for example, can't send anything to Fit, but it can pull steps statistics from Fit, allowing you to see how your walks and runs match to your weight loss and diet program.


Lose it!

This rather aggressively titled app is dedicated to helping you lose weight as quickly as possible, helping you set calorie 'budgets' and track what you're eating every day. With Google Fit integration all of that useful data can be piped between the two apps as well.


Qardio Heart Health

Qardio is interested in your blood pressure and weight-related data and can send data to and from Google Fit so you get as comprehensive a picture as possible. It works with a pile of third-party apps and devices, or you can opt to enter your stats manually.



34 essentials apps and devices that work with Google Fit

For those living with diabetes, mySugr can be an invaluable way of automatically tracking blood sugars, carbs and other data through a connected device. Thanks to the Google Fit integration, it can seamlessly record how much exercise you're getting every day too.



Lifesum boldly announces itself as a "health movement" and it's certainly comprehensive – you set a lifestyle goal (like losing weight or getting healthier) and the app tells you the diet and the exercise you need to reach it. The rest is then up to you.


Calorie Counter by FatSecret

One of the better calorie-counting apps available for Android, Calorie Counter is able to keep detailed logs of what you're eating and drinking and can even recognise foods from photos, so you don't necessarily have to manually input all of your meals into the app.


Daily Yoga

Want to do a little bit of yoga? Every day? Daily Yoga is the app for you, with more than 500 poses and over 100 lessons available (some of which you need to pay for). It's suitable for all levels of experience and of course works with Google Fit, which is why it's in this list.


Best Google Fit compatible smartwatches

Ticwatch Pro

Essential apps and devices that work with Google Fit

For a long time we recommended the LG Watch Sport as the best Wear OS watch for fitness, but that smartwatch is edging onto two years old. The Ticwatch Pro has all the same features bar LTE: GPS, heart rate, NFC. Plus, it looks much nicer than LG's offering. If you're on the hunt for something a bit cheaper, check out the sporty Ticwatch S or the budget Ticwatch E.

$249, | Amazon

Huawei Watch 2

34 essential apps and devices that work with Google Fit

If you're looking for a sensor-packed smartwatch that works with Google Fit, another good option is the Huawei Watch 2. There's the usual collection of gyroscopes and accelerometers, and there's also GPS, heart rate, NFC and 4G LTE support, so it's well and truly primed for activity.

From $299, | Amazon

Best Google Fit compatible fitness trackers

Huawei Band 2 Pro

Essential apps and devices that work with Google Fit

Huawei's affordable Band 2 Pro fitness tracker is packed to the gills with features, including GPS and heart rate. So it's not only got reliable fitness and health tracking, it's got some good looks too. Plus, it's compatible with Google Fit on top of all that.

$69.99, | Amazon

Xiaomi Mi Band 2

34 essential apps and devices that work with Google Fit

If you don't want to shell out a lot 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. We should mention that a Mi Band 3 launch is imminent, so that's something to be wary of.

$35, | Amazon

Other devices that work with Google Fit

Polar Balance

Essential apps and devices that work with Google Fit

The great thing about the Polar Balance is that it supports up to 10 individual profiles, so if you've got a big household (or are running a hotel) you're in luck. It'll give you your weight and body mass index, and funnel them into the Polar Flow app, which you can connect to Google Fit. You can also link it to your smartphone or Polar Loop band to compare your weight to your activity.

$99.95, | Amazon


If your favourite Google Fit compatible app isn't included, let us know using the comments below and make sure you 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

  • 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 :/

      • Dkeener81 says:

        @MartinT I'm on the same page as you. I have a gear fit 2. Got it for free when I got my new galaxy. I love all the functionality (especially the Pear app) but miss the group challenges with all my fitbit friends. Even found myself wearing both lately.

  • 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

  • Kiolol says:

    ik wil Google fit gebruiken met mijn guardo fit coach apparaat en lukt niet

  • Mmaree says:

    hi. I currently use veryfit 2.0 as it is the only app my bfit move tracker can sync with. I want to use google fit. Can you assist me in syncing the apps?

  • Toaks says:

    samsung gear fit 2- when will shealth be able to sync with gogle fit without paying for the health sync subscription?

  • dpdiet says:


    I would love to see Google Fit sync with Fitbit. This would be awesome.

    Thanks for your consideration.

  • zee146 says:

    If you can add HPlus watches and app too please

  • Druza says:

    Good Day, I am struggling to sync Google fit with Onetouch Move for my Alcatel Go watch and Samsung galaxy S7 edge. Please assist. 

  • Rumba-amici says:

    i en y yo conecto si tu Alcatel Kobe Rouge move

  • Yael says:

    looking for a arm wireless blood pressure monitor that works with google fit. Thanks

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