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September 17, 2018

How to manually add activities in Google Fit

by John_A

Keep track of your progress, even when you forgot to turn tracking on.


Just because you forgot to start a workout from your phone or wrist means that data is gone forever. It’s super easy to add past activities to Google Fit!

Products Used In This Guide

  • Any Android smartphone
  • Google Play Store: Google Fit (Free)
  • Amazon: TicWatch Pro ($250)

How to add a workout you’ve already completed

If you’ve already completed your workout but forgot to turn on tracking, no need to fear! It’s easy to manually enter a workout you’ve already finished:

Open the Google Fit application.
Tap the Plus Sign in the lower-right corner.

Tap Add activity.


By default, Google Fit will use the same workout that you last tracked. If you need to change this, tap the drop down menu near the top.
Tap the activity type you’re entering.
Fill out the form with your activity title, duration, any notes, calories burned, steps taken and/or miles completed.
The app will automatically calculate your Move Minutes and Heart Points.
Tap Save at the top of the screen.

Your activity will be added to your journal, just as if you tracked it it the first place. And that’s it!

Our top equipment picks

If you’re all in on Google Fit, it’s worth getting a Wear OS watch to track your workouts right from your wrist.

The best watch for Google Fit

Mobvoi TicWatch Pro


$250 at Amazon

The best Wear OS watch is also the best for tracking your workouts.

The Ticwatch Pro features a GPS tracker, heart-rate monitor, and NFC payments.

The Ticwatch Pro is a genuinely good watch even if you don’t care about fitness tracking. If you do, it’s even better. There’s a GPS chip to better track your jogs, a heart-rate monitor for keeping your beats in check, and an NFC chip so you can leave your phone at home and still use Google Pay.

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