Amazfit smartwatches can now sync directly with Google Fit. Previously users needed to find a workaround to achieve the connection.
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The latest app update (4.2.0) that landed on April 20th brings the new functionality. Interestingly, Huami makes no mention of it in the accompanying log files.
To enable, simply go to the Profile tab in the app, scroll down and tap on add accounts. You’ll see a number of options including WeChat, Strava and now Google Fit.
After you add your credentials the connection will happen automatically in the background. Heart rate, workouts, steps and sleep all get synced from the Amazfit app to Google Fit.
The Google Fit functionality has so far only been enabled on the Android version of the app. Hopefully the company will introduce this soon for iPhones as well.
Most wearable tech software supports Google Fit so its good to see Huami catching up. The service allows users to keep all their activity and health information tied to their Google Account and share it with the other apps and devices.
The search giant has put quite a bit of effort in upgrading its software during the past year. Earlier this month Google Fit benefitted from a focus back on step count instead of move minutes. It also received new tiles and a design refresh.
The integration will work will the full gamut of Amazfit smartwatches including the Amazfit GTS, Amazfit GTR, Bip range, Verge range, Stratos range, Pace and T-Rex. The last on this list has been made available on Amazon in the past few days. It was previously only sold in Asia and certain international retailers operating from that continent. We are still waiting for proper global availability of Stratos 3 and Bip S.
Huami has also announced that its Amazfit X fitness band will be available for purchase on Indiegogo starting April 28th. That one has a futuristic design that uses an innovative curved display. And let’s not forget the rugged mystery smartwatch in the works called Amazfit Ares.
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