Google Fit Updated With Activity Rings

Aug 22, 2018, 02:37
Google Fit Updated With Activity Rings

To improve its official Android health and fitness app, Google has redesigned Fit from the ground up.

Google Fit now uses two activity goals based on World Health Organization and AHA research, in order to push users towards achieving the right amount - and crucially, the right intensity - of exercise.

Google Fit, while functional hasn't been quite on par with competitors since its launch. Apple's three-ring design - which tracks and sets goals for daily movement, exercise and time spent standing - has made the pursuit of closing those rings an obsession for some Apple Watch fans.

What do you think of the new Fit? Move Minutes are earned for any physical activity you partake in, including a brisk walk, jogging, yoga, etc.

The company said its research showed that many people found the idea of 10,000 steps a day an intimidating goal when trying to be more active, and were more responsive to making small pieces of progress on a regular basis.

Move Minutes are given whenever the user is literally in motion. Google Fit's newest updates will be available through the Google Play store, and users can attain said updates by heading in through Google Fit as well. Heart Points tracks how often you raise your heart rate and then awards you points-one minute of moderate excessive is worth one point, while more intense activities like swimming or boxing will yield double the points.

In addition, Google Fit will also automatically detect other activities like walking, running or biking. You can also manually choose activities such as gardening, pilates, rowing, or spinning in the app.

The Google Fit app is also getting a redesign, with activity rings that look a bit like the ones in Apple's Health apps.

As with the original version of Fit, the app will be able to draw data from other, more popular fitness apps such as the dieting app MyFitnessPal or running tracker Strava.

The search giant on Tuesday announced new features for Google Fit - its platform for helping people set fitness goals and track their exercise - created to encourage you to do little things throughout the day to burn calories.

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