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Google Fit not working on Fossil Watch? Here’s what to Do!

Google Fit is a very capable fitness app, but if it’s not working on your Fossil watch, then there could be some issues that I will discuss in this guide and explain different ways to fix it. Let’s get started.

Google Fit not working on Fossil Watch

If Google Fit is not working on Fossil watch, then there could be a problem at Google Fit’s end or Fossil watch’s end. You can fix this issue by applying the series of fixes such as uninstalling and reinstalling the app, restarting the watch, and many more. Let’s take a look at these fixes in detail.

Google Fit not Working on Fossil Watch? Here are the potential Solutions

If Google fit is not working on your Fossil Watch and you are unable to find the exact area where the problem exists, then you can follow these fixes. It’s a series of solutions that you can use to fix this issue. I will start with the simplest one and then move on to complex solutions. Let’s get into it.

1. Make sure that Fossil watch is synced with your smartphone

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One of the easier fixes to solve this issue is to sync your Fossil watch with your smartphone. If you are not getting any data on your smartphone, then it could be due to the fact that your fossil watch is not synced with the smartphone, and the Google Fit can only share the data when the watch is synced with the smartphone.

So, just connect your Fossil watch with your smartphone and give it some time to sync all the data. Normally, it takes a few minutes to sync all the data, but in some unique circumstances, it could take up to 24 hours. Also, if you haven’t synced your watch for a long time, then the sync time will be longer due to the amount of data.

2. Make sure that the GPS is turned on your Fossil Watch

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Let’s take a look at another very simple solution that works. If Google Fit is not accurately tracking your steps or other workouts, then you need to ensure that the GPS is turned on.

As the Google Fit uses the sensors such as GPS and Accelerometer in your fossil watch to track your workouts, it’s important your GPS is turned on for accurate tracking. Using this simple fix will solve the issue for you. If the inaccuracy issue still persists, then you can check this guide where I have discussed this issue and potential fixes in detail.

3. Restart the Fossil Watch

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Wear OS is known for its glitches, and if you are experiencing the trouble on your Fossil watch, then it could be due to a glitch. So, instead of going for complex solutions, you can simply restart your fossil watch, and in most cases, it solves the problem.

Here’s how you can restart your Fossil Watch

  • Tap on your Fossil watch to wake up the display
  • Now swipe down from the top of the display
  • Tap the Gear icon (Settings) and then tap the system. In some watches, you may not see the “Gear Icon” so swipe left, and you should see the Gear icon there.
  • Now scroll down and find “Restart” and tap it.

Let the system restart the fossil watch and check again if the issue persists or not.

4. Uninstall & Install the Google Fit

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Now that you have used the easy fixes, but the problem is still there, and Google Fit is not working on your Fossil watch, then you can use this method. This method has worked for many people, so it might solve the issue for you as well.

In this method, you will simply install and uninstall the Google Fit app on your Fossil watch. Here’s how you can uninstall the app on your Fossil watch.

  • Tap on your Fossil watch to wake up the display
  • Now press the power button to access the list of apps
  • Scroll down and find “Play Store” and tap it.
  • Now swipe down from the top of the display
  • Tap “My Apps” and now tap “Google Play.”
  • Scroll down and tap “uninstall.”

Now restart your Fossil watch and then install the Google Fit App. Once you restart the watch, install the Google Fit app. Here’s how you can install the Google Fit App.

  • Tap on your Fossil watch to wake up the display
  • Press the power button to access the list of apps
  • Now find the “Google Play” in the list of apps and tap it.
  • Tap the “Search” icon to search the app.
  • You can either use the microphone for the search or the keyboard. Say or type “Google Fit,” and the Google fit will show up in the results.
  • Now tap “install,” and the app will be installed.

These are the different fixes that you can use to solve the issue. If the issue still persists, then there is nothing wrong at your end, and it could be the issue at Google’s end. So, in this scenario, you can’t do much but check for updates as Google regularly releases the updates to fix the various bugs in Google Fit.

Why is my Fossil watch not counting my steps?

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If the Fossil watch is not counting your steps, then there are two things that you can do to make sure it does count your steps. The first thing is to ensure that GPS is turned on as it’s a very important sensor that watches uses for accurate tracking.

The second thing is to ensure that you are moving your arms naturally when you are moving. As the watch uses the Accelerometer to count your steps, if your arm is not moving while walking, then there are chances that Accelerometer won’t detect any acceleration, and no steps will be recorded.

Conclusion

That’s how you can fix the issue of Google Fit not working on Fossil Watch. If the issue still persists, then you can also contact the customer Support of Fossil, and they might share the different solutions to this problem. If you have any questions, please let me know in the comment section. Also, if you are interested in reading the comparison between Google fit and Samsung Health, then you can find it on our website.