Google Fit Gets a Big UI Update With Two Health Focuses

Google Fit Gets a Big UI Update With Two Health Focuses

Google Fit Gets a Big UI Update With Two Health Focuses

If you want to keep an eye on your fitness or are just interested in checking out the new Google Fit keep an eye out for it landing this week or head over to the Google Fit website to join up. With the goal of the new service being a high degree of automation, the new Google Fit doesn't need to be manually set up and will instead detect different activity types as you start doing them all on its own and reward you with points accordingly.

Starting this week, a brand-new Google Fit will begin rolling out to users everywhere on Android, iOS, and Wear OS. And if you happen to hit the gym without your phone or a watch, you can add the activity in after and Google will estimate how many of those Heart Points you've earned. In fact, this new update marks the first significant overhaul since 2014, and Google's been working with the World Health Organization and American Heart Association to develop guidelines for getting fit.

Both Apple and Google are also taking steps to improve wellbeing and cut smartphone usage by introducing new screen time tools to help users track their phone use habits and cut down where necessary. But as Apple builds out its own fitness features with an upcoming Watch OS update, keeping pace won't be easy. And it integrates with other fitness apps such as Strava, Runkeeper, Endomondo, and MyFitnessPal so that you can get credit for activities you track elsewhere.

'When it comes to your health, it's important to move more and sit less, ' the technology giant said. Heart Points are earned by activities that get your heart pumping harder. You get double points for more vigorous activity like running or kickboxing.

'It takes just 30 minutes of brisk walking five days a week to reach the AHA and WHO's recommended amount of physical activity, which is shown to reduce the risk of heart disease, improve sleep, and increase overall mental well-being'.

There's a whole host of Google apps that people use on a daily basis, like Chrome, Gmail, Drive, and so on.

Just to make sure the user isn't JUST moving, the new Google Fit also focuses on Heart Points.

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