Being able to connect your Fitbit with other apps is a great way to view your data in a completely different ecosystem. Samsung Health is one of the top apps that of us would consider. But does Fitbit work with Samsung Health in the first place?
Fitbit can work with Samsung Health. But there’s no direct way to connect the two. You’ll need a third-party app such as Health Sync from Apple, Google Play or Samsung Galaxy Store to connect and synchronize your health information from your Fitbit smartwatch or fitness tracker to Samsung Health.
From where I sit, I’m confident that Fitbit and Samsung Health are two important tools that you can use to keep yourself healthy and fit.
So in this guide, I’ll show you exactly how to synchronize Samsung Health with Fitbit, so you can access your data from the app.
Let’s get started.
Is Fitbit Compatible With Samsung Health App?
Fitbit isn’t compatible with Samsung Health, but it is still possible to connect the two apps together with the help of third party solution.
Even if you’re able to establish a connection between the two entities, there’s going to be limit on the type of data you can access.
You’ll learn more about this later in this guide.
For now, let’s look at…
How to Synch Fitbit With Samsung Health and Import Data
There are two sure ways to establish a link between Fitbit and S Health, both of which involves using third-party tools to establish a connection.
You can use:
- Health Synch for Android and Harmony OS
- Strava for Android and iOS
1. Connect Fitbit to Samsung Health With Health Synch
For this tutorial, we’ll use the Health Sync app developed by Appy Happs, which you can download from Google Play Store or Huawei App Gallery.
- Download and install Health Sync to your Android or Harmony OS device
- Open the app and tap “OK” on the First Usage Action Page and Sync Configuration popups
- Choose Samsung Health as your base sync source on the next screen
- Next, choose Fitbit as your sync configuration
- Tap okay to accept the declaration of consent
The next step to connecting Fitbit with S Health through the Health Synch is to complete the Fitbit authorization to initialize the connection.
To do this:
- Tap the “Initialize Fitbit Connection button
The app will redirect you to the Fitbit website, where you will have to login with your email and password to allow S Health to access your health and fitness data.
During the initialization process, Fitbit will ask you to allow the Health Sync app to get access to the following data:
- Activity and exercise
- Heart rate
- Location and GPS
- Food and water logs
You can allow all or select only the individual metrics that you would like the app to access.
- Click the “Allow” button on the authorization page
- Allow Fitbit a few seconds to process the authorization and complete the initialization
The two entities are now in sync.
Note that Health Synch isn’t available for iOS users, which only leaves them with the option of using Fitbit’s native app.
2. Connect Fitbit to S Health Using Strava
First, you have to make sure that you have the latest version of Fitbit and S Health installed on your device.
Then you can follow the steps below to continue with the synchronization.
- Download Strava for Android or iOS depending on the kind of phone you use
- Connect your Fitbit account with Strava and sync your health and fitness data to the it
My guide on linking Fitbit to Strava will help you to establish a connection between the two apps in just under 5 minutes.
- Open Samsung Health app
- Tap on the three dots at the top right and go to “Settings”
- Scroll all the way down the page until you see “Connected Services”
- Choose Strava as the option you would like so connect S Health to and authorize the connection.
Fitbit and Samsung Health app will start syncing data, indicating that you’ve successfully established a connection between the two apps.
What Are The Limitations of Third-Party Apps for Connecting Fitbit to S Health?
The ability to connect Fitbit to Samsung Health is something many of us appreciate. But the synching process can be quite tedious to say the least.
In my investigation, I found out that you’re likely to experience two problems as far as the two entities are concerned.
1. There’s No Direct Way to Sync Fitbit and S Health
I wish there was a direct link to sync Fitbit with the S Health, but it’s unlikely we’ll be having that option soon.
It’s just too much headache trying to follow the steps above to establish a connection between the two, but the only other best option besides what I’ve shared in this guide is not to do the connection at all.
While there’s a lack of a direct way to link your S Health and Fitbit, the option of using third-party apps to establish a connection doesn’t take more than 10 minutes to complete.
2. There’s Limit to the Data You Can Access
As much as you’re looking for ways to link Fitbit to S Health, another challenge you will run into is that you won’t access all the data you want.
Take Strava, for example.
It can pick bike rides and running data from your Fitbit account, but it doesn’t have the functionality to transmit that information to Samsung Health.
And even when you allow the third-party app to access all your Fitbit data, information such as resting heart rate won’t show on the S Health.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. Can I Directly Sync Fitbit With S Health?
Fitbit doesn’t give you a direct option to connect to S Health and import your data.
The only way to connect the two apps is to use a third-party solution such as Strava and Health Sync, both of which are available for free download.
2. What Fitness Apps Are Compatible With Fitbit?
Fitbit partners with different unique apps to help you get the most out of its devices.
These apps include:
- Drivebit and
- Running for Weight Loss
It’s unfortunate that S Health is not on the list of the supported devices, probably because Samsung is Fitbit’s strong rival in the fitness tracking and smartwatch space.
I have no idea why you would want to go through the hassle of connecting your Fitbit to Samsung Health instead of synching the directly to the independent app. But you can do that nonetheless.
Note though that the connection between your Fitbit and the Samsung Health app only allows you to see so much data. At the time of this writing, Fitbit integration with S Health allows you to see your sleep data.
So, it’s unlikely that you’ll see more stats that you would like to. For example, you won’t be able to see steps and resting heart rate, which is a disadvantage.
Moreover, adding your Fitbit to S Health isn’t even straightforward. As we’ve seen, you do need to depend on third-party apps, such as Health Sync and Strava to pair the two apps.
If you care about my opinion, I wouldn’t recommend bothering to connect Fitbit with the S Health app, especially since it doesn’t give you access to more data about your fitness and activities. And besides, the Fitbit App is available for free download, not to mention that it gives you access and control to a host of important data.