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Google Fit

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Tagged as Integration

Created 19 December 2015 by Belle B. Cooper

Moved into Completed 09 August 2016

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    Mike Link

    Please add this!

    21 April 2016
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    Kevin Kaland

    I remember word that this was close to being done a few months ago. I wonder if the priority changed.

    22 April 2016
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    Mike Link

    This would be a game changer. I'm on the fence about whether to pony up and subscribe for a year. I'm gonna ride out another month and see what new integrations pop up, but G-Fit would def. push me over the edge. So much data there! :smile:

    22 April 2016
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    Diego S. Seabra

    And besides, Google Fit allows the Integration with a lot of another apps and bands (like the one I have [Xiaomi Mi Band}). I'm in the same situation as Mike... :thumbsup:

    22 April 2016
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    Belle B. Cooper

    @kevinkaland You can read a little more about what happened previously with Google Fit here: http://blog.hellocode.co/post/existin...

    It's not off the table entirely, though.

    23 April 2016
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    Kevin Kaland

    **Belle Beth Cooper nevnte deg på kortet Google Fit (+78) på Exist Roadmap klokken 6.22 den 23. april 2016**

    Oh, that bites :(

    23 April 2016
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    Nem Ekpunobi

    I'm already on monthly and having been waiting nearly a year to see this integration come out. I'd instantly get on the yearly subscription if I can access the plethora of data that is G-Fit.

    10 May 2016
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    Josh Sharp

    @nemekpunobi I'm sorry you've been waiting for this for a long time. It's still just me working full-time on Exist, and I'm in the unenviable position of having to prioritise all the various things we want to add. Integrations are slow and fiddly and take a long time to do, and I need to walk a fine line between adding more services (and something like Google Fit doesn't benefit anyone who already uses Fitbit, Jawbone UP, Withings, Misfit, or Apple Health, for example) and adding features that everyone can benefit from.

    The best I can do is tell you that I do want to add it in future, and barring any big changes it'll be up after the current batch of planned integrations.

    11 May 2016
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    Diego S. Seabra

    @joshsharp I'm very happy to see that Google Fit is actually going to be in your software... :smile: It will help me improve my life, definitely! Thanks! :thumbsup:

    12 May 2016
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    Nem Ekpunobi

    @joshsharp Highly appreciate your work. Many thanks!

    08 July 2016
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    Josh Sharp

    @nemekpunobi no worries! This should be ready pretty soon.

    08 July 2016
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    Nem Ekpunobi

    @joshsharp ✊

    08 July 2016
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    Mike Link

    What data will Exist pull from GFit? Will it import GFit data that comes from 3rd party apps (e.g. calories from MFP or Loseit; sleep from Sleep as Android)?

    08 July 2016
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    Josh Sharp

    @elmcityfree steps, active minutes, workouts. Not doing sleep for now, and we'll add nutrition tracking later when we add it for the other services.

    09 July 2016
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    Kevin Kaland

    No sleep ;( well hopefully Pebble Health will land soon too

    09 July 2016
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    Josh Sharp

    @kevinkaland Sleep as Android appears to be the only app putting sleep into Fit, as far as the internet could tell me, and its sleep data is bad so I don't want to add sleep until there are better sources. Does Pebble Health export sleep into Fit also?

    09 July 2016
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    Kevin Kaland

    Yes, Pebble Health does.

    09 July 2016
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    Josh Sharp

    @kevinkaland ah, alright. I won't be able to test it which makes it hard, but I'll consider adding it a little later. Let's see how that Pebble Health integration goes.

    09 July 2016
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    Kevin Kaland

    I could help you beta-test in any case. btw what's the bad data that Sleep as Android puts in? I know you've mentioned it before. Have they expressed willingness to make it less bad? The app does get worked on a lot.

    09 July 2016
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    Josh Sharp

    We've kind of been talking about this over on https://trello.com/c/Jj67lmDP/89-slee... so I'm cross-posting an update here on the sleep situation.

    Here's what I propose. Google Fit integration is going to land this coming week as it's ready to go, sans sleep. Once users who also use it for sleep tracking have it connected (@kevinkaland?), with your permission I'll use your real sleep data as a test to see what some real sleep data looks like. If it seems to work, and we can reliably track bedtime, wake time, and a duration of time actually spent asleep, I'll go back and add sleep tracking via Google Fit too. That's totally fine with me, I'll be stoked to get the data in there if it works. If we can't get all that we're after, I'll update Trello with the specifics and we'll decide if getting some data is better than no data.

    10 July 2016
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    Kevin Kaland

    +1

    10 July 2016
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    Kevin Kaland

    @joshsharp connected Fit FYI

    11 July 2016
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    Josh Sharp

    @kevinkaland I'll start looking into sleep later this week.

    12 July 2016
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    Josh Sharp

    @kevinkaland do you use Sleep as Android alongside Pebble Health? I can see records from both for some days in your data, and that's going to make it tricky when they overlap.

    13 July 2016
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    Kevin Kaland

    **Josh Sharp nevnte deg på kortet Google Fit (+78) på Exist Roadmap klokken 08:08 den 13. juli 2016**

    @joshsharp, Yeah. Sleep as Android syncs 2-way from Google Fit. Do they have data that overlaps in a way that it's not possible to figure out what happened, though? Usually SaA is a subset of Pebble Health sleep data.

    13 July 2016
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    Josh Sharp

    @kevinkaland hmm, okay. Thanks for clarifying. It's probably possible, but it does complicate things because they overlap.

    13 July 2016
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    Kevin Kaland

    That's a bummer. I thought Google Fit would consolidate them or something. In all honesty I'd be OK with you ignoring the Sleep as Android records for "MVP." Overall the Pebble Health data is better anyway (I think)

    13 July 2016
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    Josh Sharp

    **Update on sleep:** I've taken a look at Google Fit's data from Sleep as Android and Pebble Health. SaA just sends a single "asleep" record from the time you set it until the time you wake up. It doesn't include types of sleep or awakenings, so it's really just a "time in bed" record, with all the same issues as when we discussed that on the Sleep as Android card earlier. Pebble Health data is a little better in that it counts awakenings, but this isn't enough to make sleep from Google Fit viable overall, in my opinion. We need consistent data from all services so we can unreservedly promote Fit as a sleep integration. If the 3rd-party Pebble Health integration happens, that will get around the issue for Pebble users, but until then the lack of consistent, fine-grained sleep data from Google Fit means we won't be adding sleep support. Sorry everybody.

    18 July 2016
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    Kevin Kaland

    Hmm, there is no source field in Fit that would let you market it as a PH integration, then let people choose the source? I guess that would require new instrumentation, so I get your decision. The struggle continues

    18 July 2016
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    Josh Sharp

    @kevinkaland technically we could do it that way, but it'd be confusing and if it's going to be specific we may as well just integrate Pebble Health directly. Unfortunately, given there are three votes total for Pebble Health, it's just not worth my time though — I have to try to spend my time on things that will benefit as many users as possible.

    18 July 2016
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    Nem Ekpunobi

    THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU! MY LIFE IS 1 MILLION TIMES BETTER NOW WITH THIS INTERGRATION!

    09 August 2016
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    Agustín Peláez

    Just for the record, I think sleep data doesn't have to be granular. I do think there are opportunities for correlations between time in bed and mood, productivity, etc. I use Sleep as Android and could really use the Sleep Google Fit integration to Exist.

    03 January