Google Fit update brings home screen widgets

Google Fit update brings home screen widgets

Google Fit update brings home screen widgets

With the latest update, Google Fit will also show your most recent workout right on the first screen, which could be extra motivating. If you're wondering what Move Points and Heart Points are, these are the new metrics Google introduced in a bid to simplify the process of getting fit.

The most popular addition for Android loyalists is likely to be the new widgets, showing your goal progress in a neat little octagon or your step count, calories burned, and miles traveled.

Google's own fitness tracking app for Android, Google Fit, is getting a minor upgrade meant to improve the overall fitness tracking.

The update consists of two major features, faster access to your fitness data through home screen widgets, and a breathing coach (Serenity NOW!) for Wear OS. If you've manually logged the activity, you'll also be able to vary the intensity of the workout which, in turn, will improve the Heart Points score. This enables the app to analyze it more accurately and produce Heart Points (a reward for increasing your heart rate during exercise).

The updates are going to berolled out over this week on both Android and Wear OS. You can see a GIF Google tweeted out to unveil the guided breathing feature below. So using visual cues and the vibration motor packed into your smartwatch to take you breathing exercises and possibly measuring heart rate if your Wear watch has an HR monitor. Tell us about your experiences.

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