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How Does the Steps App Track My Steps?

The Steps app allows you to determine which step-tracking source you would like it to use.

To choose the appropriate step-tracking source, follow these simple steps:

  • Tap the “Profile” tab followed by the gear icon to enter the app settings
  • Select “Step Tracking Sources”
  • Choose the right tracking source

Available Step-Tracking Sources

Google Fit: Using Google Fit as your main step-tracking source is highly recommended! This means that if you are using a smartwatch or any other wearable with Google Fit support, the data tracked with your watch will be synced to the Steps app. Your data from the past 30 days will get imported.

However, you can also import all data from your Google fit history. To do so, simply navigate to the “Profile” tab and tap the gear icon to get to the app settings. Now tap “Step Tracking Sources” followed by “Start import” at the bottom right corner. The import of your Google fit history might take some time.

This Device: Using this option as your main step-tracking source means that the app will use your device’s motion sensor to collect your steps.

Manually Add Steps via Google Fit: If the battery status of your phone is running low, you can manually add your steps via your Google Fit account. Your steps data will automatically be synced to the Steps app.

Note: If you are using a Runtastic wearable, your steps will automatically be synced to the app.

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