Google Fit Gets New Features on Android, Wear OS

Glen Mclaughlin
December 13, 2018

The new features follow a pretty radical makeover of Google Fit, which in the past has been a bit of mix bag as far as tracking your health and fitness. You can check things like your Heart Points, Move Minutes, and other daily stats at a glance using these new widgets. To combat this, a breathing coach is now available in Fit, able to guide you through a breathing exercise to help you unwind and relax. Also, whenever you manually log a workout in the journal, you'll have the option to adjust your activity intensity and get awarded more accurate Heart Points for it. The update hasn't hit any of my devices yet, but it's coming this week according to Google - keep your eyes peeled. With the app's improved activity logging and streamlined usage, you can start healthy habits ahead of the New Year's resolution trend.

Google has announced some new features for its Google Fit app with Wear OS smartwatch owners set to get a new guided breathing app to help you battle those more stressful parts of the day.

Breathing exercises are popular on other wearables, so its no surprise to see them here.

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Google Fit's (Android) newest updates have arrived just in time for the holidays. How do you find the app in terms of helping you meet your fitness goals?

"We'll be rolling out these updates on your Android phone or Wear OS by Google watch this week", Google said in a blog post.

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