Export Google Fit Daily Steps, Weight and Distance to a Google Sheet

Updated on Friday, April 28, 2023

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Robert Ellison

Vinay, one more thing on weight. It looks like com.google.weight.summary will only return data if you recorded a weight measurement in the date range. It doesn't do anything sensible like assume your weight is the same until a new reading is entered. So need to handle this and ignore days without data.

Robert Ellison

Andrew - I found some time today. The code above has been updated with a simple loop and menu item to load history. You need to add a History tab to the sheet with the same headers and then run the new menu item to load 30 days of step count data. If you need more then just change the numbers in the getHistory function. 1 and 30 pulls from 1 day ago to 30 days ago, you could change to 31 and 60 to grab the next 30 days of data. This is a quick hack that makes an API call for each day so you might run out of quota if you try to do too much in one day. Good luck, let me know if this helps.

Robert Ellison

Andrew, I'll try to provide some more sample code but probably won't have time until the weekend.


Hi Robert, thanks for the quick response.

I really want to have all historic data in a google sheet: specifically calories burnt per day, or activity level (steps or minutes) per day from back as early as 2015 when I started using the app.

When you say:

"You could pass a parameter into getSteps for the number of days ago and then loop through as much history as you need."

Could you be a bit more specific/step-by-step. This is my first ever project even opening up script editor.

Robert Ellison

Hi Andrew, for older data see the date logic at the top of getSteps (i.e. setDate(start.getDate()-1)). By changing the two -1 values to -2 you'd get the day before yesterday. You could pass a parameter into getSteps for the number of days ago and then loop through as much history as you need. For calories it looks like com.google.calories.expended is probably the right dataSourceId. See the previous couple of comments for a discussion of getting weight, this would be a similar adaptation.


Hi There,

I'm a total idiot with programming but was able to follow your steps. Thanks so much!

Is there a way I can get historical data and also data for calories burnt?



Robert Ellison

Hi Vinay, I just experimented with this and I think you need to make two changes. For dataSourceId you need derived:com.google.weight:com.google.android.gms:merge_weight and then when reading the weight it's in fpVal rather than intVal in the JSON response. I got this working with a modified copy of my existing script (I'm just doing a weight version, not attempting to read weight and steps at the same time). Hope this helps, good luck!


This script works for me but when I try to get weight data it fails in getting response.

I am using below for weight

"dataTypeName": "com.google.weight.summary",


On the response line I get "datasource not found error" error


Thank you!!


Thank you so much for taking the time to write this up. Well done and I have my project up and running!

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