SparkPeople Official SparkPeople Google Fit Team Team Messageboard The official team page of Google Fit users. SparkPeople Official SparkPeople Google Fit Team Team Messageboard Roxanne Fox "life is a Journey not a Destination" I've been a member of Sparks People since 2005. I've always lived a very active fun life. I live the age I feel and not my calendar age. I?ve used Sparks People along with exercise to maintain my weight, and desired figure. As a self-employed Marketing Business owner dealing the COVID-19 restrictions, most face-to-face outside business appointments as well as most all personal socializing activities have been stopped since March 2020. <BR> Being house-bound and having gotten out of shape due ... Sat, 9 Jan 2021 15:52:00 EST Overly generous calorie burn ?? Hi - I glanced down a few threads and didn't notice if anyone had this same problem but - I have been using a wrist step tracker for several months now called FitCloud that I seem to like and tracks my steps calorie burn hr sleep etc. It can't connect directly to SP but can supposedly connect through Google Fit - however ... I have been consistently being credited by google for like 600 active minutes and 3500 calories when I know I've actually only done 1/10 of that according to the brace... Thu, 31 Dec 2020 12:17:03 EST New guy, looking for a accountability partners I am looking for friends to give encouragement, support and feedback. That?s all. Thu, 17 Sep 2020 21:24:38 EST Water Challenge!! Who wants to join me in a challenge to Drink 8+ Cups of Water a Day for 7 days?!? <BR> <BR> You can join the challenge here... <link> </link> <BR> <BR> What do you like to drink out of? I drink at least 90 ounces of water each day. I know I drink more water because I also drink a cup in the mornings with my vitamins and another cup before bed with medications. My water bottle is below and I fill it up three times a day. <BR> <img src=" Wed, 19 Aug 2020 16:13:43 EST Hello! Hello, I'm new here and actually new to Google Fit. I will admit I do tend to use Samsung Health more as I have a Galaxy Fit and it's so much easier. Am I missing something with Google Fit as it doesn't seem to have very much. Prior to January I was an Apple user and I switched to Android as I got a job in the telecommunications sector and I wanted to learn Android so I got a Note 10. I'm very happy with it and I do love my Galaxy Fit as well! I'm just getting back into it so I'm looking forw... Sun, 7 Jun 2020 22:03:35 EST Team Bonus Points People ask about the Team Bonus Points aka SparkAmerica Affinity Bonus Points. There are two ways to get there. <BR> <BR> First you need to join the goal you want to track. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and choose which goals you want to join. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> I'm adding this picture so you can see what a goal you haven't joined looks like. <BR> <img src=" Fri, 29 May 2020 12:54:51 EST New team member Hello everyone! I am new to this team but have been on Spark on and off for years. I am also the team leader for the Stay At Home Mothers and Official Family Makeover Challenge teams. I am getting back on track to lose a bit of weight and to feel better. Can’t wait to get to know you all! Sun, 17 Nov 2019 15:57:45 EST Hi! I just joined today Hi, I'm Christi. I am 54, and suffer from severe RA and constant pain. I want to lose the weight in the hopes of alleviating the pain. Exercise is difficult because moving is difficult, but I have to find a way to push through it. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Mon, 22 Jul 2019 17:45:17 EST Merry Meet I wanted to say Hello to everyone. I'm new to the group but not to S.P. My name is Faeth and I'm a gamer who needs to loose some serious I need to loose more than a hundred pounds at this point. <BR> I have two cats and a rat as pets and they are my biggest motivation. I want to be around to see them pass away of old age. <BR> <BR> Sat, 30 Jun 2018 21:01:28 EST Treadmill time I'm wondering if the Google Fit tracks treadmill time either walking or running? Fri, 29 Jun 2018 23:48:16 EST Hello from AR My name is Angie, I am 51 years old. I have a family history of obesity and don't want that to be me. I have a physical demanding job at times and being over weight can be a hinderance. I have done Spark People before and have been successful. I love my Google Fit and that it Syncs with SP. I have the app on my phone and keep my phone on my side when I am at work. Tue, 19 Jun 2018 12:52:45 EST Manual Sync Button I see there is a manual sync button for Google fit on the desktop version of Sparkpeople. Is this same button available on the mobile app? I have looked all over but cant find it. But I may be overlooking it. Wed, 14 Feb 2018 06:40:43 EST What fitness device do you have? I wasn't having much luck with the expensive devices. I just received my new device Smart Band that connects to Very Fit Pro app and I was able to sync with Google Fit then connect to SP. <BR> <BR> Just wanting to start a conversation and see if we can get things going on this team Thu, 18 Jan 2018 16:06:16 EST New to the team not to SP Hi my name is Linda! I've been with SP under LJR4HEALTH. Decided I needed a new start. I was using Fitbit that broke in December and finally got a new fitness device a smart band very fit pro app. <BR> <BR> I was hoping to find an active team doesn't seem to be the case doesn't look like team leader either. <BR> <BR> Just wanted to introduce myself. Thu, 18 Jan 2018 16:01:20 EST Syncing google fit with SP Not sure if im syncing goggle fit with SP after I use my Google fit for walking I'm not too sure how I'm supposed to log it to my SP but some how it does after I play around with it log off a few times on both apps. Any suggestions Sun, 7 Jan 2018 16:09:43 EST A New Me Hello everyone! I'm ready for a new me.....I've decided its my time, I want to loose 35 pounds and get in shape and have a more healthy lifestyle so I can feel great, look great and enjoy the things that I like doing which include riding motorcycles, scrapbooking, playing with my grandchildren and spending time with my husband and friends. I hope by joining this site it will help me stay motivated and be accountable for what I do. <BR> Tue, 10 Oct 2017 18:07:43 EST Blessings and Brightness from Tennessee! Yes, I'm the Optimist! My story is interesting and lengthy so I will not go into detail here. I am open to all questions, so ask - I'm not shy. <BR> <BR> My body has held on to excess weight for over 30 years and now that I am 50, I've decided it's time to love myself and turn the "others" focus habit I've had all my life into a new habit for consistency in fitness and balance in my life. So far - Life is Good! <BR> <BR> My body and brain daily manage rare and chronic illnesses making ... Fri, 15 Sep 2017 03:52:40 EST Finally introducing myself I have been using SP for most of this year and used it in the past but I have not participated in the teams and all. In an effort to bring about change, I am doing things differently. I am Lynn, 55, work in a busy deli in a busy grocery store. I hope to start making friends while I redirect my life journey. Hi, everyone! Fri, 11 Aug 2017 12:59:21 EST Fitness Watches/Smart Watches Does anyone here use a fitness watch or smart watch that they connect with the Google Fit app? I'm looking to buy one (a smart watch in particular) but there are so many choices I am having a hard time decide. If you have a watch what do you like about it? What don't you like? Thu, 9 Feb 2017 14:18:47 EST Other apps that work with Googlefit I downloaded googlefit when I thought my fitbit was dying. In some ways, I like it better (it automatically knows when i bike), but for laziness, fitbit wins lol. i have Nike Training Club, Daily Yoga, and Workout Trainer all synced to Googlefit, synced to here lol. Sun, 8 Jan 2017 11:53:32 EST Getting up again I've had lots of setbacks in my life. Its just time to get up again! I'm about 50 lbs heavier than i want to be, so here i am. I'm planning on loosing 2 lbs per week and reaching my first goal by July 4th. I'm going to walk 5 miles a day to loose the first pound per week and im going to cut 500 calories per day to loose the 2nd pound per week. <BR> Some of my setbacks include Amputated right foot (Hit by 16 year old driver while i was jogging) <BR> right shoulder messed up in same acciden... Thu, 5 Jan 2017 06:44:30 EST Not connected on one end I have the Google Fit App. I connected to it through SP but SP doesn't show up as connected in the Google Fit App. What am I doing wrong" Sun, 1 Jan 2017 22:05:24 EST Hello I'm new also i need to drop 40lbs to get to 180 and I'll be just ecstatic! I'm enjoying my spark walks and i exercise i love my calorie count in spark i have google fit also i love the articles i read in spark. Well thanks everyone. Sat, 10 Sep 2016 23:55:52 EST Anybody else getting jipped in distance? I have noticed for the last week Google fit is shorting me on distance. I walk 1.52 miles each day and it will track it as .9 miles instead. I've verified the actual distance in multiple ways, so I know I'm right. Google Fit even used to get it right. But now it shorts me every time. Anybody experience this and know how to fix it? Sun, 26 Jun 2016 20:14:46 EST syncing both ways? I can see my Google Fit data on my SparkPeople page, but does it go both ways? And more importantly - does any nutrition information go from SP to GF?? That is what I had really wanted. Thanks. Sun, 19 Jun 2016 23:08:31 EST Synching works fine, but activity not in feed When the Google Fit app syncs with SP, is the activity supposed to show up in my feed? I'm getting the minutes and calories in SP, but the activity doesn't appear in my feed (which happens when I put in my activities directly into the SP fitness tracker). <BR> <BR> Overall, I'm very happy with Google Fit, except that now I have to remember to have my phone with me all the time! No more leaving it on my desk at work! LOL Tue, 31 May 2016 20:14:21 EST Introduction I am Marilyn Kay. I just downloaded the Google Fit to my phone but have not had chance to use it yet. I weight 182.4 lbs today so need to lose some weight. I have a heart condition and I'm Diabetic. I have known this since I had my heart attach in 2006. I hope adding this app will help give me the motivation needed to get health. Tue, 24 May 2016 09:22:56 EST How Many Steps Did You Take Today? So, I'm happy that I finally found a way to track my steps. Last night after dinner, my husband and I took a walk. I ended up with 11,299 steps total for the day :) Thu, 19 May 2016 13:22:18 EST