Activity Tracking Options

Activity Tracking Options

Link your Motion Connected account to Fitbit, Garmin, Apple Health, or Google Fit or use the Apple Health/Google Fit apps to pull data from some of your favorite devices including Apple Watch, Misfit, Withings, Polar and more.

Link to Fitbit or Garmin:

1. If you haven’t already, create an account with Fitbit or Garmin (follow the instructions provided by the manufacturer). 

2. Once your Fitbit/Garmin account is active, login to your Motion Connected account.

3. Choose “Link Device” from the menu and click “Create Link” for Fitbit or “Connect” for Garmin.

4. Linking to Fitbit or Garmin will send you to their website where you will input your Fitbit or Garmin account login credentials to finalize linking.

Syncing Apple Health & Google Fit to Motion Connected:

Many devices* such as Apple Watch, Withings, and Polar can share step data with either the Apple Health or Google Fit app. If your device syncs activity data with Apple Health or Google Fit, you can use these apps to transfer your activity data to Motion Connected. Once your device is setup and syncing to Apple Health or Google Fit, use the directions below to link to the Motion Connected app.

Don’t have a wearable activity device? Use the Apple Health or Google Fit app to automatically track steps using sensors that come standard in most smartphones. Simply follow the directions below to link to Apple Health or Google Fit and carry your phone on you when you are active.

*Please refer to your device manufacturer for information on compatibility with Apple Health or Google Fit. Android users may also view apps that work with Google Fit on the Google Play Store .



Link to Apple Health or Google Fit:

The IOS version of the Motion Connected app can be linked to Apple Health, and the Android version of the app can be linked to Google Fit by following the directions below.

1.        Open the Motion Connected app and login if prompted.

2.        Tap the three dots in the bottom navigation bar to open the menu.

3.        Tap on Settings.

4.        Toggle on "Link Apple Health" (iPhone users) or “Sign in with Google” then "Enable Link" (Android users)

1.        You will then be asked to approve any necessary permissions needed to access your Apple Health/Google Fit data.

5.        Tap on Sync activity data to begin syncing your Apple Health/Google Fit data.

Samsung Devices:

Before Motion Connected can access Samsung data directly, Samsung must review and approve our request.  Motion Connected submitted the necessary information to Samsung in early 2020. It has come to our attention that Samsung has stopped responding to all requests from outside companies regarding integration with Samsung Health beginning around October 2019.

As a result, the only way to connect Samsung data to our platform is through the Google Fit app. The Motion Connected app pulls activity data from Google Fit and transfers it to our system. However, Samsung devices are distinguished from other android-compatible devices because Samsung does not integrate directly with Google Fit. Therefore, a third-party app is required to sync data from Samsung Health to Google Fit.

Samsung Health > Third Party App > Google Fit > Motion Connected app

Samsung Health via Third Party App:

Before you get started, you will need to have the Motion Connected app and Samsung Health app installed on your Android smartphone.

1.        Download the Google Fit app from the Play Store and open the app to setup your Google Fit account.

2.        Download a third-party app that connects Samsung Health data to Google Fit.

1.        Some Samsung users have had success with the “Health Sync” app. However, you are welcome to use a different app if you find an alternative. Please note: the Health Sync app is free for a trial period and will require purchase to use after the trial period has ended.

3.        If using Health Sync, open the app and follow the prompts* to set up the connection between Samsung Health and Google Fit.

4.        Open the Settings page of the Motion Connected app and Sign in with Google and toggle on “Enable Link.”

*Detailed instructions from the web on setting up Health Sync available here .


If you are interested in purchasing a device, you have access to discounted Fitbit and Garmin devices through the Wellness Outlet store. A link is located directly inside your Motion Connected account in the “Wellness Outlet” tab.


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