Earlier in the week, word got out that Google Fit would be updated with several new features to enhance the service’s health and fitness experience. Today, Google is pushing that update to the official Google Fit app for phones, tablets, and smartwatches. Google Fit is now better at tracking your activity, providing recommendations, and motivating you to live a healthier life.
— Android (@Android) November 19, 2015
Google Fit will show real-time statistics — speed, pace, route, and elevation among others — for your ongoing activities. Previously, users were only able to see organized data after it had been recorded. Having instant insights allows a user to see whether or not he or she needs to alter an activity.
Android Wear devices can record sit-ups, push-ups, and squats
Google Fits’ integration with other products and services has been bolstered so that the app can give a deeper breakdown of activity and nutrition. Nutrition and sleep tracking data gathered from products like the Xiaomi Mi Band 1S and Basis Peak or services like MyFitnessPal of LoseIt will sync with Google Fit are more detailed in order to show a person what exactly is going into their body and how it is affecting him or her.
Now that the holidays are here, Google Fit as well as other health and fitness-related apps are going to experience a spike in installs. Gotta burn those cals, people!