We’ve focused our Pacer app on phone-based step counting. The main reason is that most people carry a smart phone around with them most of the day, so using a phone to count steps is easy and cost-effective, as no additional step counting hardware is required.
Pacer can sync with a limited number of devices and apps at this time - see below. Check back to this article at any time to see the updated list.
Apple Health: Pacer can sync with Apple Health directly, and by extension wearables that can sync to Apple Health (Garmin, etc). Pacer can pull steps from Apple Health to track with an Apple Health or other Apple Health compatible device. Pacer can also send steps to Apple Health as a step source.
Apple Watch: Pacer can sync with Apple Watches through Apple Health. You can pull steps from your Apple Watch into the Pacer app, and display Pacer steps on your Apple Watch using the Pacer steps complication.
Fitbit: Android Pacer can sync with Fitbit devices directly. You can pull steps from your Fitbit into Pacer to track your steps using your Fitbit device.
iOS users looking to connect Fitbit to Apple Health
Contrary to public understanding, Fitbit and Apple Health do not openly share data with each other, so unfortunately at this time Pacer iOS does not connect with Fitbit wearables. There are 3rd party Fitbit/Apple Health connector apps available, but Pacer Health does not endorse them because they do not always work as expected.
Android users looking to connect their wearable to Pacer
Pacer for Android cannot sync with other wearable devices besides Fitbit at this time.
Pacer for iOS can sync with Apple Health. See above for details.
Pacer Android & iOS can send steps and calories burned data to MyFitnessPal. This allows you to account for your walking exercise and calories burned in the MyFitnessPal app.
Pacer cannot pull steps from MyFitnessPal, nor can it use MyFitnessPal as a step source.