Earlier this month, we discovered that Nest Hub would have a deeper integration with Google Fit and Fitbit. You can now ask Google Assistant for your Fitbit and Google Fit statistics.
Settings to connect Google Fit and Fitbit to Google Assistant began rolling out earlier this week and should now be more widely available. Open Assistant Settings> Wellness> Activity to start the process. You can pair both, but only one service can be active at a time. In the meantime, it’s easy to disconnect.
Once configured, you can ask Assistant on your phone (Android and iOS) and Nest Hub (works on all Google Smart Displays we’ve tested) questions like:
- How many steps did I take today / last week?
- What is my heart rate today? – Resting heart rate. In the case of Fitbit, you also get training zones (Peak, Cardio and Fat burn minutes).
- How Many Calories Did I Burn?
Responses to both form factors are displayed as cards with an associated icon and “Data from” line. Assistant will note that data is “based on your last sync.”
As of today, none of this data is displayed proactively on smart screens, but it may come with a future update. The 2nd generation Nest Hub already has a Wellness tab that displays sleep-related maps, such as statistics and tips.
All of this comes before Fitbit gets better integrated across Google devices. There’s of course the Pixel Watch this fall and the sleep sensor on the Nest Hub (2nd generation) working with the Fitbit Premium.
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