Track Steps & Daily Activity
Use your phone or smartwatch to track steps and daily activity on top of the great cardio workouts you’re getting. Put the full picture together by linking the Google Fit app to your Move app.
The Move program gets daily steps, active & total calories and active time that help you gauge your activity levels and qualify for towards meeting the criteria for the program. We do not receive individual workout data.
- On the main screen of your Move app, tap Menu > Partners > Google Fit
- Tap Enable Sharing
- You will be prompted to sync with two options:
- Starting Today – this will only upload data from the day you tap onwards
- All Time – this will sync all days with data on the device*.
- When complete, you will be asked if you want notifications on progress during the day, a single daily report of the previous days activity, or no notifications at all. Change your choice anytime from the Partners screen.
Viewing your daily activity, summaries, and more:
Apps: Menu > Daily Activity
Note: You must have your weight entered in Google Fit to get Active and Resting Calorie data. You can only be paired with Google Fit on a single device per account at a time. Phones must have Google Fit enabled on a device with an accelerometer to get daily activity detail.
* If you previously had data on a date that also has data from this device, it will overwrite the conflicting Google Fit days data from the previous device. If there is no data from the new device, old device data will be maintained (so for most people upgrading, you have a continuous Fit data stream).
Daily Activity Affirmations & Notifications
We love a little encouragement and knowing where we stand on activity during the day, so we set up notifications to keep you aware and on track, and to encourage you towards your goals.
Yes Please – a few updates through the day
No Thanks – no local notifications
Summary Only – the previous days summary only
Syncing with Google Fit
Google Fit should sync up in the background nicely, however you can initiate an update by bringing the app to the foreground after being in the background, or tapping Menu>Sync from your Fitdigits app. Please allow a few seconds for the Daily Activity view to update from the cloud.
If for some reason you need to do a full or partial sync again or for further troubleshooting, you can go to Settings>Synchronization (see Troubleshooting below) for more sync options.
If you are not seeing any data from Google Fit in your Fitdigits app, make sure Google Fit is set as your preferred daily activity source. We only show and utilize data from one paired source at a time, which can be modified in your Profile page online or on the Partners page online.
If you are set with Google Fit as a preferred parter, and still having trouble with data flowing one way or another, one of the easiest things to do is go back into the Google Fit partner page within your Fitdigits app (see above), tap Disable in the upper right, then tap Enable again to re-enable linking.
One more option is to go to Settings>Synchronization. You can see the date of the last synchronization below the Google Fit entry. If you need to rebuild data, tap Sync Date Reset. The reset should replace the date under Google Fit with either the date you originally specified (if you initially chose “Starting Today”) or say “All Time”. Tap Retry next to Google Fit to initiate sync.
If you are getting prompted in the app that there is another device currently linking with Google Fit on your account, but want to change devices, go to the Menu>Partner>Google Fit screen, and tap “Disable” in the top right, which will disable the preferred status of the other device. Tap Enable to enable the current device as your preferred provider.
Please Disable any Power Saving Mode, Battery Management apps or other 3rd party power/battery managers:
Especially for Samsung users, but also other devices as well. Please check that Samsung Power Savings Mode or other Power saving modes are turned off when exercising and tracking activities if you intend to track while the app is backgrounded. Typically if they are on, they will disable any GPS tracking after a short period if the app is backgrounded.
Samsung: Battery settings > App power saving > Details > iCardio/iRunner etc > Disabled
LG — Settings > Battery & Power saving > Battery usage > Ignore optimizations > turn ON for iCardio/iRunner etc.
Motorola — Battery > Menu (upper right corner) > Battery optimization > Not optimized > All apps > select iCardio/iRunner etc > Don’t optimize.
HTC — Phone settings > Battery > Power Saving Mode > Battery Optimization > select iCardio/iRunner etc > Don’t optimize > Save.
Huawei — Turn Energy Settings to Normal and add iCardio/iRunner etc to “Protected Apps”
Sony Battery > Menu (upper right corner) > Battery optimization > Apps > iCardio/iRunner etc.
What Data Shares with Google Fit?
Please note Fitdigits will not send historical data or data pulled from partners (such as steps from Fitbit) to Google Fit. Google has advised developers for the Google Fit to not send their data to other activity tracking companies as well.
Also note Google’s Fit data does not sync to multiple devices. So if you have multiple devices, Google Fit will treat this as two separate accounts, leading to possibilities for missed workouts or duplicates (data doesn’t sync to Fit across devices).
Fitdigits is excited about the possibilities Google Fit offers, and we will continue to evolve our integration and functionality as Google does the same.
Google Move Minutes & Time in Active Zones
Google “Move Minutes” is a new metric from them, and isn’t the same as the Google full active time. You can tell even from the steps being so far below 10,000.
This article gives you a bit of an overview on how they changed things:
“People will earn credit for every “move minute” they log, which tracks lower-intensity movement like walking. Fit rewards more rigorous activities such as biking, running or other workouts with something called “Heart Points.” A lower-key workout such as a brisk walk generates one point per minute, while an intense workout counts as two.”
The Move program was setup to not be point oriented, but actual time in a fitness activity, more akin to the heart points but oriented to 30 minutes in the Heart Point zones than given actual points, and not really tied closely with move minutes, which can accumulate just from standing and getting coffee.