Connecting a wearable

Learn how to connect your wearable device with HeiaHeia on the mobile app or browser as well as which data will be imported.

By connecting your wearable device to HeiaHeia, you can import your workouts and activity automatically to your HeiaHeia account.

The following wearables can currently be directly connected with HeiaHeia:

  • Garmin
  • Polar
  • Suunto Movescount
  • Suunto App
  • Fitbit

Other devices: 

You may also connect other devices or apps, if they are compatible with Apple's Health app or Google Fit. First connect your app or device with Apple Health app or Google Fit. Then make sure you have connected HeiaHeia with Health app / Google Fit (see separate articles for instructions). This allows importing your training and activity data from a third party device or app to HeiaHeia. The exact types of data that can be imported depends on the settings of the third party device/app and Health app / Google Fit.

 

Note!

To avoid duplicate entries of data, we do not recommend connecting both a wearable and Health app or Google Fit, to HeiaHeia. For example, if HeiaHeia imports your steps directly from a wearable, you should disable the Health app or Google Fit from providing step data to HeiaHeia.  

 

Connecting a wearable in iOS Apple and Android:

  1. Open your account (profile icon in the upper right corner) and select Wearables & Health App (for iOS devices) or Wearables & Google Fit (for Android devices).
  2. Toggle on the device you wish to connect with HeiaHeia -> Connect. 
  3. To connect the device, you need to grant access to your data in the service settings of your device. Go to the account of your wearable device and enable access. For more information, refer to the instructions of your device.  

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Connecting a wearable on the HeiaHeia browser interface:

  1. Open your account (click on your name in the upper right corner) and select settings -> wearable devices
  2. Click on the device you wish to connect with HeiaHeia and connect your HeiaHeia account with the wearable device account.
  3. Refer to the instructions of your device for more information about connecting your device with other applications, such as HeiaHeia

 

The following data will be imported from supported devices:

 

1. Garmin

- Activity: duration and percentage of the activity, calories, distance, reaching my goal, steps

- Weight

- Trainings: average heart rate, calories, distance, duration, max. heart rate, sport types (over 35 sport types supported)

- Sleep:  sleeping goal in time, success in reaching the goal

 

2. Polar

- Activity: duration of the activity, calories,  reaching my goal, steps

- Trainings: average heart rate, calories, distance, duration, GPS track, max. heart rate, sport types (over 110 sport types supported)

- Sleep:  sleeping goal in time, success in reaching the goal

 

3. Suunto Movescount

- Trainings: average heart rate, average speed, cadence, calories, comments, distance, duration, elevation, GPS track, max. heart rate, mood, sport types (over 80 sport types supported), tags

 

4. Suunto App

- Activity: steps

- Trainings: average heart rate, average speed, cadence, calories, comments, distance, duration, elevation, (GPS track), max. heart rate, mood, sport types (over 80 sport types supported), tags

 

5. Fitbit

- Activity: duration and percentage of the activity, calories, distance, floors, reaching my goal, resting heart rate, sleep, steps

- Weight

- Trainings: average heart rate, calories, comments, distance, duration, favourites, sport types (over 100 sport types supported), steps

- Sleep:  sleep goal (duration), success in reaching the goal

 

Apple Health app and Google Fit: See which information can be imported from Apple Health or from Google Fit.

Oura rings can be connected via Apple's Health app / Google fit. At the moment it is possible to import Oura's sleeping data.

 

Useful tips:

  • If HeiaHeia doesn’t recognize a sport or activity type, the entry will be marked "device name + import" (e.g. Polar import) and the entry will be set as private. You can edit both the sport/activity type and the privacy setting (from private to public) in HeiaHeia.
  • If entries recorded in your device aren’t showing in HeiaHeia, please check to see that data is being synchronized between your device and its connectivity service (for example between, Garmin Connect is the service for Garmin wearables). HeiaHeia will import the data from the service, not directly from your wearable. Please follow the synchronization instructions for your device and the applicable service. You can usually perform a manual synchronization using the mobile application of the service.

If entries recorded in your device still aren’t showing in HeiaHeia, go back to the HeiaHeia settings where you activate the connection with HeiaHeia, disconnect the device and connect again (toggle off and on).

  • If you are using an older device, it may not support all the information listed above.
  • Some data, such as sleep, might be interpreted and presented in a different way depending on the device: for example, HeiaHeia imports your sleeping data for one day, your device for the day after. This is why your device and HeiaHeia are sometimes showing different data.
  • If you want to disconnect your device from HeiaHeia, go back to the settings where you activated the connection. Garmin requires you to disconnect over the Garmin Connect service (https://connect.garmin.com): Click the profile icon > Settings > Account information > Applications > Remove permission > HeiaHeia.
  • When connecting your new wearable device or the health app on your phone, your future exercise data will be imported into HeiaHeia. Previous workouts may not be transferred to HeiaHeia.