• Health Connect

    Table of Contents 

    Introduction to Health Connect 

    How to Install Health Connect 

    Fitbod Workouts to Health Connect 

    Health Connect Workouts to Fitbod 

    Health Connect workouts that import to Fitbod

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

    Do I need a WearOS device to be able to utilize Health Connect?

     

    Introduction to Health Connect

    Health Connect by Android is an app created by Google that provides you with a simple way to share data between your health, fitness, and wellbeing apps.

    Use it to get a comprehensive view of your health, gauge your overall fitness, and understand which lifestyle choices impact both. 

    Syncing Health Connect and Fitbod will help Fitbod generate better workouts for you.

    Workouts logged in other apps will...

    • Affect Fitbod's workout recommendations
    • Count toward your current Fitbod streak

    Your Fitbod sessions will also help create a more comprehensive view of your health. So, you'll be able to recover smarter and make better, more sustainable gains. Think of Health Connect as the puzzle piece that brings everything together. 

    Sync with Health Connect for a full picture of your fitness. Use it with Fitbod and get the most out of yourself.

    How to Install Health Connect 

    Health Connect is included with Android 14 as a part of the Android system. So, if you’re running on Android 14 or above, Health Connect is already on your device.

    If your device runs on Android 13 or below, you can install the Health Connect app from the Google Play Store. Follow the links below for more information or to download Health Connect (Check Health Connect availability, Health Connect Beta.)

    Fitbod Workouts to Health Connect 

    You need to have Health Connect on your device before you can sync it with Fitbod.

    *** Important Notice: Health Connect is avaliable on Android 14 and above. If your device is not operating on Android 14, please refer to the section above titled "How to Install Health Connect."

    When you have confirmed that Health Connect is on your device, grant Fitbod permission to send data to Health Connect.

    Here’s how to check on or do that:

    1. Open Health Connect
    2. Go to Settings > Connected Apps > Health Connect 
    3. Click on Health Connect and enable all permissions. 
      1. “Height” and “Weight” are strongly recommended for calorie calculation but they are not required
    4.  Enable “Save Fitbod workouts to Health Connect” Now, you're all set.

     

    The next time you complete a Fitbod workout, a pop-up will display. It will give the option to sync your workout with Health Connect.

    Make sure to toggle that in the “ON” position. Please see the reference image below: *** tentative image below

     

     

    Health Connect workouts to Fitbod

    Similarly, you need to allow permissions for Fitbod to read data from Health Connect.

    Here’s how to do that: 

    1. Open Fitbod 
    2. Go to Settings > Connected Apps > Health Connect 
    3. Click on Health Connect and enable all permissions.
    4. Enable "Import Workout into Fitbod"

    If you experience an issue when trying to sync your Fitbod account to Health Connect, please email our Fitbod support team at support@fitbod.me for help. 

     

    Health Connect workouts that import into Fitbod

    Here is a list of all the Health Connect/WearOS workouts that can be imported into Fitbod if both apps are synced:

    • Biking
    • Biking (Stationary) 
    • Elliptical
    • Rowing 
    • Rowing (Machine) 
    • Running
    • Running (Treadmill)
    • Stair Climbing
    • Stair Climbing (Machine)
    • Swimming (Open Water)
    • Swimming (Pool)
    • Walking

    Unfortunately, we cannot yet support Health Connect workouts such as Yoga, Basketball, High-Intensity Interval Training, etc. These activities aren’t incorporated into the Fitbod algorithm right now.

    If any activities that should sync with Fitbod aren’t imported, try disconnecting and reconnecting Fitbod and Health Connect. 

    Please select “Keep” when Health Connect asks if you’d like to either keep or delete your Fitbod workout data—otherwise, you’ll lose it.

    If the issue continues, please email our Support Team at support@fitbod.me for help.

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    FAQ: 

    Do I need a WearOS device to be able to utilize Health Connect?

    • No, Health Connect can be used without the use of any Wear OS device.




  • WearOS

    Table of Contents

    Introduction

    How to install Fitbod onto your WearOS device

    WearOS Connection Requirements

    How to use Fitbod on your WearOS device

    Start Workout

    View Workout

    Log Sets

    Automatic Scrolling

    Add Sets

    Finish Workout

    FAQ

     

    Introduction

    With the Fitbod WearOS app, you can do the following all on your Google watch:

    • Start your Fitbod workout
    • View your Fitbod workout - exercises, sets, reps, and weight
    • Log and add sets
    • Finish your Fitbod workout

     After finishing a workout on your WearOS device, you must log the workout on your Android phone in order for your workout to be saved. Fitbod on WearOS does not operate over cellular data however, you can use our WearOS app without your phone nearby or in locked mode throughout your entire workout. If you need to add/delete exercises or alter your sets/reps/weight, you will need to perform this action on your phone. We are working on adding additional functionality to our WearOS app as we continue further development.

     

    How to install Fitbod onto your WearOS device

    1. Pair your watch to your Android device - if you need additional help for Step 1, please visit this Set Up Your Watch by Google Help article
    2. Go to the Play Store on your watch
    3. Scroll down until you see Apps on your phone
    4. Continue to scroll until you find Fitbod
    5. Select Fitbod
    6. Select Install

     

    Important Note:

    ***To install Fitbod's WearOS app, your WearOS device must be on Android 8.0 or above. The app will not be available to download on OS versions below Android 8.0.

     

    WearOS Connection Requirements

    In order to use Fitbod on your WearOS device, you must:

    1. Have Fitbod installed on your phone
    2. Have your WearOS device and phone paired
    3. Have a Fitbod account and be logged into it on your phone

     

    Important Note:

    ***If you are experiencing issues with installing Fitbod on your WearOS device, please email our team at support@fitbod.me

    How to use Fitbod on your WearOS device

    How to Start your Workout

    After requirements 1-3 have been met under the WearOS Connection Requirements, you're ready to start using Fitbod on your WearOS device! To start your workout on your watch, simply open the Fitbod app on your watch and the screen should display the overview of your workout (image below) along with the Start Workout button. Tap on Start Workout to start your workout! YAY!

     

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    Important Note:

    ***If your watch does not display an overview of your workout upon opening the app, there might be a connection issue. Please refer back to WearOS Connection Requirements as #1-3 are required. If you are still experiencing issues with starting your workout on your watch, please email us at support@fitbod.me

     

    How to View your Workout

    After starting your workout, you should see a scrollable list of exercises, each with viewable exercise details right from the watch face. Below, you'll find a scheme of each piece of detail along with a description to help you navigate through your workout.

     

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    ORANGE: Targeted Muscle Group image
    GREEN: Exercise Name
    YELLOW: Log Set button
    BLUE: Number of Sets marker
    PURPLE: Set Number with Reps and Weight

     

    How to Log Sets

    After completing your set, you're ready to log it! Tap on the Log Set button which will highlight a single marker for the Number of Sets (BLUE) which can be seen in the image below. After your last set for the exercise is logged, Fitbod's WearOS app will automatically scroll to your next exercise. More details of this can be found in the next section.

     

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    Two sets of Deadlift have been logged

     

    Important Note:

    ***Logging a set on the watch will not trigger any rest-timer to initiate. At this time, you will need to log sets on the phone app in order to initiate any rest-timer. Logging a set on the watch will simply go to the next set/exercise as if rest-timers are turned OFF. This is an improvement we have on our roadmap as we continue to develop our WearOS app. If you have any questions, please email us at support@fitbod.me

     

    Automatic Scrolling

    With our WearOS app, no need to scroll through your workout as you perform exercises! The app will automatically move your list of exercises in the proper order so your next exercise is always displayed on your watch face. This is especially helpful when moving through Circuits & Supersets which can be seen below. If you're interested in learning more about our Circuits & Supersets feature for Android, please check out our Circuits & Supersets Help Center article.

     

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    Log Set
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    Log Set
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    Continue until Superset is complete

     

    How to Add Sets

    Once you have completed all sets for an exercise, you can add sets to that exercise if you'd like to do more (image below)! Please keep in mind that all sets need to be complete before you can add additional sets from the watch face. You can always add sets whenever you'd like from the phone app.

     

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    How to Finish your Workout

    At the very bottom of your exercise list, you will see the Finish Workout button (image below) - tap on this once you've completed your workout.

     

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    After tapping on the Finish Workout button, the app will ask you to confirm to Log Workout or Resume the workout (image below) - tap on Log Workout to confirm.

     

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    After logging your workout, the app will provide you a brief summary of the workout you just performed (image below)! You'll be able to see the number of exercises you completed, as well as, the number of calories you burned and the total volume you lifted (NEAT!).

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    Selecting the Next Workout button (image above), will finalize the current workout and generate your next workout. The app will prompt you to open Fitbod on your phone to complete the sync (image below). Once Fitbod on your phone is open, your completed workout can be viewed with the Log tab and your next workout will be generated which will also sync to the watch.

     

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    WOOHOO!

     

    FAQ

    Does my phone need to be opened in order for Fitbod's WearOS app to work?

    Nope! Your WearOS device can be in locked mode throughout the entire workout and the WearOS app will operate as normal. The data logged on your watch will sync with your phone the next time Fitbod's phone app is opened or during the finalization workout process at which you will need to open Fitbod on the phone. The devices will need to be within Bluetooth range in order for the WearOS app to operate properly.

     

    Does my phone and WearOS device need to be within Bluetooth range in order to use Fitbod's WearOS app?

    Yes! The devices will need to be within Bluetooth range in order for the WearOS app to operate properly throughout your workout. If Bluetooth connection is lost, the watch will prompt you to connect with the phone before allowing you to continue.

    Your WearOS device can be in locked mode throughout the entire workout and the WearOS app will operate as normal. The data logged on your watch will sync with your phone the next time Fitbod's phone app is opened or during the finalization workout process at which you will need to open Fitbod on the phone. 

     

    Important Note:

    ***If you have any questions regarding Fitbod's WearOS app, please email us at support@fitbod.me