Android Pacer now syncs with Fitbit!
Sync Fitbit with Pacer so you can view all of your fitness data in one place. Even if you’re not able to take your phone with you, you can still access the calories, steps, distance and activity logs from your Fitbit wearable in the Pacer app. It’s your fitness data, so we’re making it easier for you to collect and use it.
Please follow the instruction below to sync your Fitbit on Android device.
1) Make Sure you have set up your Fitbit with the "Fitbit" App
2) Go to Pacer, find "Me"->"Data & Settings"->"Apps & Devices" and choose "Fitbit" to connect.
3) Login to both your Pacer account and Fitbit account, then allow Pacer to access and write the data in your Fitbit account.
4) Now your Fitbit is connected to Pacer.
What do Fitbit and Pacer Sync?
Synced from Fitbit to Pacer:
- Active time***
- Manually logged activity†
Synced from Pacer to Fitbit:
- GPS exercise‡
*Pacer will sync your steps and activity data starting from the day you connect Fitbit with Pacer. Pacer will not sync historical data from before the connection.
**“Calories” are the number of calories burned during the day as calculated by Fitbit for periods of time when you were active above sedentary level. This value is calculated minute by minute for the minutes that fall under this criteria. This includes BMR for those minutes as well as calories burned through activities.
***For more information on “Active time”, please check this explanation from Fitbit:http://help.fitbit.com/articles/en_US/Help_article/1379.
†Manually logged activity data from Fitbit will be synced to Pacer, but will be deducted from all Pacer’s social features including group and challenge rankings.
‡After connecting with Fitbit, you can still track your activity using Pacer’s GPS exercise feature as well. However, we recommend you use Fitbit only to track those GPS sessions to avoid double counting them.
What will not work in Pacer once Fitbit is connected?
Since Fitbit does not provide detailed hour-by-hour data to Pacer, all 24-hour charts in Pacer will be empty. This includes charts on the “Me” page, My Coach, etc.