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Google Fit launched for Android in 2014, allowing smartphone owners to collect data from various fitness wearables that supported it. While watches like the Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 and Galaxy Watch Active 2 primarily use the Samsung Health app for tracking fitness data, they can hook up to Google Fit, too.

Officially, the Samsung smartwatches only sync data with Samsung Health and not Google Fit, but thanks to a third-party app called Health Sync, it’s possible to sync Samsung Health data to Google Fit.

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How to sync Samsung Health data to Google Fit

If you have not already, the first thing you need to do is download both Google Fit and Samsung Health apps on your smartphone. You might have one of these apps pre-installed already on your phone, but maybe not both.

Then, download the free third-party Health Sync app from the Google Play Store.

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After you install the Health Sync app, here’s how to use it to sync up Google Fit data to Samsung Health:

  1. First, the Health Sync app will show you a list of fitness apps that will be your base app. Select Google Fit.
  2. Then, you will see a list of the apps for syncing up the Google Fit data. Select Samsung Health.
  3. It will then show a screen asking you to check your Google Fit connection. Tap on that button. 
  4. You will then be asked to pick which Google account you are using for the transfer. Select your Google account.
  5. You should then see a long list of fitness data categories to transfer from Google Fit to Samsung Health. Tap on the ones that you want to transfer. Keep in mind that you will be asked by both Google Fit and Samsung Health for permission to transfer that data for each category.

One big piece of data that won’t transfer between the two apps is your recorded steps. That’s because Samsung has banned using all outside apps from moving steps data to its Health app.

With this third-party app, it should be pretty simple to get most of your fitness data synced between Google Fit and Samsung Health.

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