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Step Counter

A simple example of how to record steps and read them back.



Getting Started

This sample uses the Gradle build system. To build this project, use the "gradlew build" command or use "Import Project" in Android Studio.

NOTE: You must register an Android client underneath a Google Project in order for the Google Fit API to become available for your app. The process ensures your app has proper consent screen information for users to accept, among other things required to access Google APIs. See the instructions for more details:


The most common problem using these samples is a SIGN_IN_FAILED exception. Users can experience this after selecting a Google Account to connect to the FIT API. If you see the following in logcat output then make sure to register your Android app underneath a Google Project as outlined in the instructions for using this sample at:

10-26 14:40:37.082 1858-2370/? E/MDM: [138] Couldn't connect to Google API client: ConnectionResult{statusCode=API_UNAVAILABLE, resolution=null, message=null}

Use the following channels for support:

If you've found an error in this sample, please file an issue:

Patches are encouraged, and may be submitted according to the instructions in


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compileSdkVersion 26

applicationId ""

minSdkVersion 14

targetSdkVersion 26

versionCode 2

versionName "1.1"

compile "${google_play_services_library}"

compile "${google_play_services_library}"

compile "${google_support_library}"

compile "${google_support_library}"

compile fileTree(dir: 'libs', include: ['*.jar'])



This sample demonstrates combining the Recording API and History API of the Google Fit platform to record steps, and display the daily current step count. It also demonstrates how to authenticate a user with Google Play Services.

Records step data by requesting a subscription to background step data.

Reads the current daily step total, computed from midnight of the current day on the device's current timezone.

Initializes a custom log class that outputs both to in-app targets and logcat.