What do you think of the new Google Fit?
The new Google Fit showcases Google's new Material Theme UI with lots of white, the Google Sans font, a bottom navigation bar, etc.
The new Google Fit focuses on two new aspects of the app: Move Minutes and Heart Points. There's a daily goal for you to reach as well.
Finally, to help ensure that people don't fall off the wagon, the Fit app also includes a coaching function with customised tips on how to earn more Heart Points and how to set and adjust goals for people who want to increase their fitness over time. This will be easier to track if you have a smartwatch with a heart rate sensor, but if you don't Google will use a combination of accelerometer and (if available) Global Positioning System data to predict the intensity of your movements. Similar to the Apple Watch, your goal is to close your rings each day.
It will focus on users earning Move Minutes and Heart Points rather than counting steps. The second activity ring is for Heart Points wherein one can earn one point by doing a minute of moderate activity at the very minimum.
Google also confirmed that the new version of the Fit app would support data from other fitness apps and trackers, including products by Nike, Strava and Runkeeper. This means, for example, "picking up the pace while walking your dog, and double points for more intense activities like running or kickboxing".
All this physical activity has been shown to reduce the risk of heart disease, improve sleep and improve mental well-being.
Aside from the new features, you'll still be able to track all the same workouts from the app, some of which will be automatically tracked, as well as manually input data from blood pressure monitors, weighing scales and more.
Fit will be available for all Android devices and any watch that has Google's Wear OS, such as those from Fossil, LG and Huawei. Today they have announced their new Google Fit app created to bring their fitness tracking up to par.