Fitbit for Android rolls out Health Connect support

Following Samsung and Google Fit, Fitbit now supports Health Connect with version 3.69, widely rolling out this morning.

Fitbit 3.69 started rolling out last week and is now seeing wide availability via the Play Store this morning. After updating, we didn’t immediately see a prompt to enable or explain Health Connect, which was the case with Google Fit.

Rather, opening Health Connect (from the Quick Settings tile) shows Fitbit as a compatible application. Go to App permissions and Fitbit will be listed under “Not allowed access.” From there, select “Allow all” or choose from: Distance, Elevation gained, Exercise, Floors climbed, Heart rate, Sleep, Steps, and Total calories burned.

You can disable and delete data at any time. We’re not seeing any other changes with version 3.69 of Fitbit. The new bottom bar that we spotted is not yet live on Android or iOS.

Meanwhile, version 0.1.1153.480892628.0-open_beta of Health Connect was also released this morning and adds a “Recent access” timeline for some. It lets you “see which apps have accessed your data in the past 24 hours” and what it added (eg, activity, sleep, vitals).

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