Saturday, September 25

Google Fit gets a makeover to showcase your health information


Google has announced an overhaul of its health tracking app, Google Fit. It will be easier to find the relevant information at a glance.

Two years after the last major overhaul of its Google Fit activity tracking system, the Mountain View firm announced a new major update on Tuesday. The idea is to discover at a glance where we are in our activity goals, but also to provide more data on sleep.

Concretely, the new version of Google Fit will benefit from a new visualization directly on the home screen of the application. You will discover the evolution of your daily or weekly goals of cardio points and steps. The latest workouts, heart rate monitoring, weight and blood pressure will also be more easily accessible when opening the application.

In addition, Google has also looked at the information it lacked so far on the quality of sleep. In addition to sleep time, Google Fit will now be able to display your nighttime activity, your different sleep phases or your bedtime goals. The information can be collected by compatible watches or bracelets, but also by certain applications that can communicate with Google Fit.

New functions integrated into Wear OS watches

In terms of training tracking too, Google Fit is entitled to some changes. The smartphone version of the application now allows you to share your data or the track of your race. On the Wear OS version of the smartwatch app, Google has integrated shortcuts to easily find your most recent workouts.

Finally, still concerning the Wear OS connected watches, here too Google has planned some additions. The Weather app has been redesigned to make relevant data easier to read, while a new breathing tile has been added. Like on Samsung’s TizenOS or Huawei’s LiteOS, this feature lets you focus on long breaths to relax. During these breathing exercises, Google Fit will record your heart rate to see its evolution.

These updates to Google Fit and Wear OS will be available in the coming days.


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