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Frequently Asked Questions regarding the Google Fit interface
This page contains the FAQ regarding the ChallengeRunner interface for Google Fit
What is Google Fit?
Google Fit is an app used to aggregate fitness data for Android devices. With Google Fit, users can record and store activities such as steps, active minutes, distance travelled, etc.
How does ChallengeRunner use the Google Fit?
The ChallengeRunner fitness challenge system is used by wellness administrators to create health and wellness challenges for clients or employees. By integrating with Google Fit, ChallengeRunner allows admins to create fitness challenges where participant data is automatically collected.
How do I obtain the Google Fit app?
The Google Fit smartphone App can be downloaded free-of-charge to your Android phone or tablet directly from Google Play.
How do I obtain a ChallengeRunner ID and Password?
Once you have been invited to a fitness challenge, you are either assigned an ID and password by your administrator or must click on a link where you will create one.
How do I link ChallengeRunner to the Google Fit?
ChallengeRunner must be authorized to collect data stored in Google Fit. To authorize ChallengeRunner, perform the following steps: (Note - You must already have a Google Fit account to authorize ChallengeRunner)
Log into ChallengeRunner using your ID and Password (See Above)
Click the Profile menu option under your name in the upper right hand corner
Click the Authorize link next to Google Fit
A Google Fit webpage will appear. If you are not already logged into Google, submit your Google account email and password
On the authorization page, click Allow
The Google Fit webpage will be redirected back to ChallengeRunner. You have now completed registration
How do I log challenge activities?
Google Fit data will be collected automatically from the https://fit.google.com/ website and transmitted throughout the day to ChallengeRunner.