It may have come as a surprise, but Google has decided to trust Fitbit for tracking your health and fitness with the Pixel Watch. What makes the decision questionable is that Google Fit has been around for years and is actually the health tracking service of choice for some.
Google also apparently recognized that there would be a bit of a “push and pull” between the two when it comes to where your data resides. Fortunately, following the release of the Pixel Watch, it is now possible to connect Fitbit and Google Fit to the Google Assistant. But it does require a bit of configuration to get things working properly.
How to connect Fitbit and Google Fit to the Google Assistant
1. Open the google app on your smartphone.
2. In the upper right corner, tap your profile picture.
3. Touch Settings in the popup window that appears.
4. Touch google assistant.
5. Scroll down and tap Wellness.
6. Touch Activity.
7. Select any fitbit either Google adjustment.
8. Touch Connect.
9. If prompted, follow the steps on the screen to complete the setup process.
10 repeat the steps to connect the service you haven’t configured yet.
The Assistant can tell you how well you’re progressing
One of the problems when it comes to keeping track of your health metrics is that you may find yourself relying on a ton of different apps. Strava is arguably the best for tracking your runs, while MyFitnessPal is great for keeping track of what you’re eating. Health Connect aims to solve this problem in the future and by doing so will put all your data in one (secure) location.
Some of the best fitness apps already integrate with Fitbit or Google Fit, but you can’t access them through the Google Assistant. By adding both Google services to the Assistant, you’ll be able to quickly ask how well you slept, how many calories you burned, or how many steps you took.
The best smartwatch for most.
While the Pixel Watch holds a special place in our hearts, the Galaxy Watch 5 is still very much the default smartwatch for most users. It’s less expensive, has more robust sensors, and you don’t have to worry about trying to find connectors to change your bands.