Pacer Android supports direct data syncing with Fitbit wearables.
You must be a Pacer Premium subscriber, Pacer Virtual Adventure Challenge Participant and/or a Pacer for Teams Enterprise version challenge participant to connect Pacer with Fitbit devices. You can purchase Pacer Premium subscriptions in the Google Play App Store, or talk to your Pacer for Teams Admin for more information.
1. Ensure you have connected & synced your Fitbit with the Fitbit phone app.
2. Launch Pacer, and tap the Me Menu in the bottom left corner of the screen. Then tap the Settings Gear icon in the top right corner.
3. Scroll down to Data & Syncing, choose Steps Source, and then choose Fitbit in the Available Data Sources.
4. Tap Fitbit, and then tap the Use Fitbit as Primary Data Source button to the On position.
5. You will be directed to a Fitbit website to login with your Fitbit user name and password credentials. Once you successfully login and accept Fitbit/Pacer data sharing policies, you will receive a successful connection page.
5. Log into your Fitbit account and give yourself a high five. Your Fitbit is connected to Pacer.
What data is synced between Fitbit and Pacer?
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 review the Fitbit support page: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 Home Page, the Me Menu, and My Coach.