Selecting a Step-Tracking Source

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 your preferred 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 be imported, but you can also import your full Google Fit History.

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, such as the Orbit or Moment, as soon as it is connected, your steps will automatically be synchronized to the Steps app. For more information on tracking steps with a wearable, take a look at this article.

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