Google Fit update brings home screen widgets and other improvements

The new Google Fit features should roll out this week

In addition, Google Fit also displays your last workout on the app's home screen. There are two that you can add, one showing the current progress with your Move Minutes and Heart Points while the other allows you to quickly see your steps, calories, and miles.

Your most recent workout will also appear on your phone's home screen, and when you log a workout in your journal manually, you'll be able to set a custom activity level.

Google Fit received its last big update in August, when it was redesigned to follow Google's Material Design style and altered to focus on heart rate rather than duration of exercise. If you don't use Google Fit, its free to download on Android. 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. Coming to your wrist on Wear OS, Google says that "Fit will now guide you through a breathing exercise to help you unwind and relax".

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All Fit users on Wear OS and Android should see this update this week.

Google today announced an update to Google Fit that's bringing with it some new features. With the app's improved activity logging and streamlined usage, you can start healthy habits ahead of the New Year's resolution trend. If you've never tried Google Fit, you can grab it from the Play Store right here.



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