Syncing activity/steps with Apple Health

Hi, new to cronometer and I'm struggling to get apple health app synced up properly. I've turned on all the necessary permissions, but my daily activity and steps are not being sent to cronometer. Other data is syncing, like my weight, but not my activity. What am I doing wrong?

If I go into the health app > Steps > Data sources & access...cronometer is not there. Pokemon Go is there! Whereas if I do the same for Weight > Data sources & access...cronometer is there.

Under the health app permissions, it says cronometer is allowed to read Active Energy, Exercise Minutes and Workouts but I can't see anything for Steps. Kinda confusing!

Sorry if this has been asked before - I searched but didn't see anything recently.


  • Hi ReubenK,

    Are you using an Apple Watch? Apple Health will only import active energy (steps) if you have an Apple Watch, it will not calculate your active energy from your phones step counter.

    We are looking into adding steps from the iPhone's step counter as a feature in the future.

    Please let us know if your workouts logged into Apple Health are not importing into Cronometer.


    Karen Stark
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  • Thanks Karen, no I don't have an apple watch. It would be useful to have the steps synced to Cromometer as well - not sure why the iphone health app can't calculate a rough energy burn from weight/age/steps etc.

  • I’m having the same problem, and I do have an Apple Watch that I use. I was getting Activity calories from Apple Health until a couple days ago and then they stopped. It was adding calories based on steps that increased my daily caloric limit.

  • My activity reading from Apple Health is now working on my Cronometer page. It seems to come and go, but is currently on, so I’m good kind of. Should anyone read this post in the next few years that knows why it comes and goes, it would be appreciated.


  • I’m having the same issue. My fitness tracker is feeding data to apple health, but Cronometer isn’t picking it up (some days). Worked yesterday, not today and has done the same a couple other times. Most of the time it reads and adds to bmr, but for whatever reason some days it won’t. Other metrics are being picked up by health though which is weird.

  • I got in touch with Apple, and the problem was traced to my Apple Watch. A reboot of the watch seems to have solved my problem.

  • @Craig

    Glad you got yours working! Im thinking mine has to do with one of the apps. I’m using an Oura ring and Strava through Health to feed crono. No problem up until the last couple weeks. Crono has also been changing settings without my input too. Still an awesome app though.

  • Good luck on finding a solution to your situation. I agree, an awesome app. I’ve been able to maintain weight while eating the right stuff.

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