Last updated on July 6th, 2018 at 02:21 am
The members of the tech world don’t always play nice together. Seems like the case with Fitbit and Apple. But there is a workaround to get your Fitbit data to sync with Apple Health app.
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Huston, We have a problem
I’m a big fan of Apple products. I love my iPhone. Having said that, I don’t have the Apple Watch. I opted for the Garmin Vivoactive Smartwatch because when I bought my fitness tracker, the first generation of the Apple Watche was not waterproof like the second and third generations are. I needed something that would track running, cycling and swimming. (Click this link to read my review of Gramin Vivoactive)
Forward a few years later, I was looking for a digital smart scale, and I opted on the Fitbit Aria 2 which I really love. I just assumed that the data would sync to Apple Health like my Garmin watch, and then I would have one place for all my health data to sit. It was pretty disappointing to learn that my Fitbit data doesn’t sync with Apple Health.
There had to be some way to get my Aria 2 scale data to sync to my Apple Health watch. Using a 3rd party app as a workaround, you can easily sync your Fitbit data to the Apple Health app.Get your Fitbit data to sync with Apple Health, click to learn how. Click To Tweet
Here is how to get your Fitbit data to sync with apple health app
First off, you will need to download Power Sync from the App Store. It’s a free app.
Depending on your Fitbit device, the Power Sync will sync the following type of data:
- Heart Rate
- Walking + Running Distance
- Flights Climbed
- Body Fat Percentage
- Body Mass Index
- Sleep Analysis (in bed and asleep time)
- Dietary Calories
The only caveat here is that you will have to manually sync your data daily unless you want to purchase their Auto Sync feature. Considering it was a small, one-time fee of $1.99 US or$2.79 CND, I think it’s well worth it, even though the app is limited to syncing only once a day.
Setting up the App
- Power Sync is really easy to use. First, download the app from the app store (click here to get it).
- Once you open Power Sync, it will prompt you for your Fitbit login information. Enter your data and save.
- Then, you’ll need be prompted to give access to your health data.
- If you change your mind on what data you want to be pushed, go to Apple Health >Sources > Power Sync. There you will be able to choose which type of data you want to allow Power sync to read or write.
And that’s it. You now have one place for all of your health data to be stored.
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