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4/19/18 1:44 P

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Thanks! I'll save this post for other users if the question comes up again.

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4/19/18 12:47 P

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As a new user, I wanted to see if there was a way to link my Samsung Health tracking info from my phone directly to SparkPeople and I couldn't find a direct link, but I may have found a work-around that appears to be working for me (so far).

Here's my data flow for the devices on my phone:
Samsung Health App --> Health Synch App --> Google Fit --> SparkPeople

The Health Sync app is the key - it transfers the chosen information (I just chose the step tracking element) from Samsung Health into Google Fit (since Google Fit integrates to SparkPeople). Forum limitations here prevent linking in these posts, so you'll have to manually enter the address. I found the instructions on a site called 'androidbeat dot com' under an article titled 'How to Sync Your Samsung Health Data with Google Fit' - a Google search on the same topic should return that article with detailed instructions.

Install Google Fit onto your phone first, but don't enable 'Activity Detection' - it seems counter-intuitive, but if we want to leverage the Samsung Health data collection, it needs to be the single source of step counting to prevent data collisions and conflicts. (It might be possible to just leverage Google Fit's activity detection technology, but personally, I don't trust Google Big Brother that much.)

Once you get Google Fit installed, you can install the Health Sync app which will push the Samsung Health step count into Google Fit. You need to set the permissions for each data point (steps, heart rate, etc.) that you want to push into Google Fit. There is a little slider button to enable each of them - make sure that you scroll down in the permissions selection page and enable them or you'll get an error that 'Permissions have not been granted'.

With Google Fit now linked to your Samsung Step count, you can go to the 'Settings' menu in the SparkPeople app and click on 'Connect Devices'. Select the 'Connect' button next to 'Google Fit', log into your Google account and voila, your Samsung steps will magically appear under your myFitness page.

I hope that this helps.


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