MESRC is currently conducting a trial to synchronise participants' fitness activities (e.g. steps count) from various mobile application on both IOS and Android.  We are targeting to retrieve the daily steps from Pacer, Fitbit and Google Fit.  

The goal of this trial is to test the reliability and efficiency of each mobile app provider. We will based on the results of the trail to decide how we would proceed with future step challenges.

Take note that the steps obtained during this trial will NOT be used for the current  Sports for Life Million Steps Challenge (SFL MSC). The steps for the SFL MSC will be automatically retrieved from Pacer via the backend system directly from Pacer.

  • Please login first to connect to Google Fit, Fitbit and Pacer. (Do try all 3 apps if you can).
  • Once, connected your steps will initially be synchronised from 1st Nov 2020. 
  • After that, steps from the day before will be automatically synchronised by 8.00am daily.
  • All steps must be obtained from the mobile phone sensor or synchronised to the mobile app by external fitness trackers. Manual input by users will not be counted.

Feel free to feedback to  us via the "Support Link" or email to us at [email protected]  if you encounter any issue, or if you have any suggestions.

MOBILE PHONE

Download and install Google Fit from the Play Store (Android) or the Apple Store (iPhones). Login using your Google account.

Install Google Fit

 

Connect the mobile app to your Google account and grant the necessary permissions.

 

Grant Google Fit Permission

 

MESRC.NET

Login to https://www.mesrc.net and proceed to "ESTEP) and connect to Google Fit.

Connect via Google Fit

 Authorise access to your Google Fit profile and activity.

Sign in with Google

Verify that your steps are synchronised in the "Daily Steps" tab. Wait a day if you have only started using the app.

Otherwise, your steps should have the step count starting from 1st Nov 2020 if you have already been using the mobile app.

MOBILE PHONE

Download and install Fitbit mobile app (if you have not done so) from the Play Store (Android) or the Apple Store (iPhones).

 

Install Fitbit

Connect the mobile app to your Fitbit account and grant the necessary permissions.
 

Grant permissions

 

MESRC.NET

Login to https://www.mesrc.net and proceed to "ESTEP" and connect to your Fitbit account.

Connect. via Fitbit

Login to your Fitbit account, the same account that you login in your Fitbit mobile application.

Login to Fitbit

 

Allow MESRC to access to your profile and activity and exercise data.

 

Authorise access to your activity data

Verify that your steps are synchronised in the "Daily Steps" tab. Wait a day if you have only started using the app.

Otherwise, your steps should have the step count starting from 1st Nov 2020 if you have already been using the fitness tracker.

MOBILE PHONE  

Do not re-install the mobile app if you have already installed. Proceed to the MESRC.NET section to authorise and synchronise your step count.

Download and install Pacer from the Play Store (Android) or the Apple Store (iPhones). Login using your Google account.

Install Pacer

 

Connect the mobile app to your Google account and grant the necessary permissions. 

Grant Pacer Permission

 

MESRC.NET

 

Login to https://www.mesrc.net and proceed to "ESTEP" and connect to Pacer.

Connect via Pacer

Login with the same account that you are using for the mobile app.

Login to Pacer

Grant the necessary permissions.

Authorise Pacer

 

If you had somehow login with a wrong account (i.e. a different pacer account from the one you are using to clock the steps), you will need to clear your browser's cache and login again. The pacer web app does not provide a link to allow you back to login screen. Clearing your browser's cache is the only way for now until Pacer can fix this bug on their end.

Verify that your steps are synchronised in the "Daily Steps" tab. Wait a day if you have only started using the app.

Otherwise, your steps should have the step count starting from 1st Nov 2020 if you have already been using the mobile app.