Pokemon Go Adventure Sync allows the game to link to Google Fit or iOS HealkKit on your Android or Apple smartphone.
This means steps and distance travelled can now be recorded by Pokemon Go while the app is closed.
This gives players additional Adventure Sync rewards.
Players can then hatch their Pokemon Go Eggs as they go about their day with their phones away in their pocket, and likewise Candy from your Buddy can also be earned.
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Data is out-of-date or incomplete:
Some players have reported delay of several hours for their steps to sync.
Smartphones’ power saver may be responsible, as they may be interfere with the functionality of the sensors required for Adventure Sync.
Niantic suggest deactivating the phone’s power saving mode when playing the game.
Manually-entered fitness data does not contribute towards progress in the game.
Pokemon Go Adventure Sync isn’t tracking fitness progress:
Ensure the smartphone has the required sensors to track your distance and steps.
Open the Apple Health App or Google Fit to learn whether the device is properly recording your fitness progress.
HTC One M8 may be incompatible with Google Fit and therefore Adventure Sync.
Ensure that Pokmon Go is connected with Apple Health or Google Fit.
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Open Apple Health.
Tap on Sources.
Under Apps, make sure that Pokemon Go is listed as a connected device.
Open your device’s Settings app.
Click on Google.
Select Google Fit.
Tap on Connected apps and devices and make sure Pokémon GO is listed as a connected device.
Pokemon Go Adventure Sync weekly rewards:
Adventure Sync rewards are based on your distance at the end of the weekly reset, which is 9am on Monday.
There are three tiers of Adventure Sync rewards, which accumulate – so if you want everything, then at least 50km needs to be covered.
5km is rewarded with 20 Poke Balls.
25km earns 20 Poke Balls, plus 10 Great Balls, and also 500 Stardust, or 1 Rare Candy.
50km earns you the above rewards, plus 1500 Stardust, or 3 Rare Candy, or 5km Egg, or 10 km Egg.
If Adventure Sync rewards does not unlock at the weekly reset time, then close and re-open the app.
You should receive them next time you log into the game