About: Open Humans / Google Fit Connection

Google Fit is an app for Android devices that tracks activity, steps, and other data. This website can be used to retrieve and store Google Fit data in your Open Humans account in an ongoing manner. Once you add this data to Open Humans, you can choose to share or explore it!

Check out this project's activity page to see how notebooks, projects, and members are using & sharing this data. (Once connected, you can also find your data on this page!)

This site is managed by Open Humans and follows the same terms of use. Data stored in Open Humans is private by default: it's your personal archive and always available to you, and you choose when to share with others.

Data access & data management

Google Fit data: The Google Fit API gives this project ongoing access to data, which we will collect and store for you in Open Humans in an ongoing manner. Depending on how you use the app, this may include: steps, active minutes, estimated calories expended, and distance traveled.

Data files created by the app are stored in your Open Humans account and are always visible to you on the project activity page.

Depending on how you use the app, Google Fit's API also gives us access to data we will not copy into your Open Humans account, including: height, weight, nutrition, and heart rate. Access to this data is unavoidable due to how the API operates, but we won't store it.

Other data: This project stores tokens for Open Humans and Google Fit authorizations, but has no further access to your Open Humans account data beyond the data files it stores.

Removing this connection: You can visit the project activity page in Open Humans to remove this connection within Open Humans and, optionally, delete associated data files.

Code & deployment

This project website is an open source Django app, and is deployed using Heroku. It uses our standard APIs to interact with the main platform. That means you could build something like it! We love to support projects created by others – please chat with us in our community slack.