Version 2.89 of Google Fit is rolling out today with the ability to “Sync with Health Connect.” This follows support from Samsung Health, Sleep as Android, and Withings Health Mate.
Announced at I/O 2022, Health Connects lets you “Share stats between Fit and your other apps, like your calories, heart rate, and body measurements.” After updating to the latest version, you’ll see a “Get started” card. The full page explains the interoperability a bit more:
Fit can read data from Health Connect, and it is stored in your account with your other Fit data. Fit uses this data to give recommendations and insights about your health and fitness. Features are what affect how Fit uses data. Fit can show heart rate data in your sleep sessions or distance data from Health Connect.
You can choose to write to Health Connect on your device, or you can sync it with other apps that will be able to access the data.
The actual set-up process involves deciding what Fit can “read’ and “write” to Health Connect. You can be granular or just select “Allow all.” You’re finished after that with Fit settings providing a shortcut to Health Connect if you don’t have the Quick Settings tile set.
From there, you’ll see which apps have access with the ability to quickly revoke it. In “Data and access,” you can browse Activity, Body measurements, Cycle tracking, Nutrition, Sleep, and Vitals data.
The Play Store has not yet been used to roll out the new fitness tracker from the company. We are waiting for another big Health Connect player, like Fitbit.