10,000 Steps can be connected to your Google account to sync the online version of your Google Fit data. You will require a Google account to connect to 10,000 Steps, but you can setup Google Fit before or after connecting. Download the Google Fit app and set up your account.
It's important to be aware that the 10,000 Steps website only syncs daily steps total with Google's own cloud based "Fitness Storage" using their recommended approach. 10,000 Steps has no connection to, or control over how you collect steps with the Google Fit app or how Google calculates and shares its step totals.
Because there are multiple ways to get steps recorded in to Google Fit, that have varying degrees of accuracy. 10,000 Steps has very limited ability to troubleshoot any such issues. Please take this into consideration when when choosing your options.
- Reccomended: Using your phone's internal pedometer sensors to record directly into Google Fit or using a WearOS based smartwatch that syncs directly with Google Fit are the more direct options.
- More indirect options include syncing tracker devices via their own mobile apps with Google Fit. Our testing has had mixed results and step inaccuracies with this approach but you may have results that you find acceptable.
If you experience any issues, we recommend disconnecting and reconnecting if needed, or reverting back to manual step entry.
1. Ensure you are logged in to www.10000steps.org.au.
2. Navigate to the Tracker Connections section.
3. Choose to Connect to Google Fit.
To avoid confusion, we recommend only connecting one tracker at a given time.
4. Sign in with Google.
Choose your Google account and/or enter your login details.
5. Allow 10,000 Steps to access your Google Account.
Check the tick box next to "use Google Fit to see and store your physical activity data" and click to Continue.
6. Your Google Fit account will now be connected.
Steps tracked on a device connected to Google Fit will be imported automatically. Once the initial connection is established, your steps Google Fit steps will be updated twice daily and for the 5 days prior.
7. Visit your Dashboard to view your steps.
8. View your Google Account
Once the connection between 10,000 Steps and your Google account has been established, you can also view the connection and manage preferences by going to your Google Account and clicking "Security". On the Security page under "Third-party apps with account access" click "Manage third-party access" to view the "Apps with access to your account" section. Note if you do "remove access" in this section be sure to return to 10,000 Steps to ensure it has been fully disconnected.