Apple Health Activity / Google Fit and Steps: What does it mean?


If you have an iPhone 5S or later, the phone measures your activity during the day automatically. Activity is your amount of steps since your last sleep session. 

To be able to connect Sleep Cycle with Apple Health, within your iOS device go to: 

Settings > Health > Source > Sleep Cycle > Allow Sleep Cycle to read data > Allow Steps

Also, go to Sleep Cycle > Profile tab > Settings >... More  > Personal > Apple Health > Make sure it says "Connected"

If you do not want your phone to measure this, then please go to:

iOS Settings> Privacy > Motion Activity



We now support Google Fit integration for Activity data. To be able to connect Sleep Cycle with Google Fit, follow the steps below: 

Go to Profile >  More > Google Fit and enable this.

In the Google Fit app, you can make sure this is enabled by going to the app > Profile > Settings > Manage connected apps 


Why does Sleep Cycle care about your daily steps? In this article, you can learn more about how exercise can affect your sleep.



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