Google Fit Stories September 6
Google Fit passes 100 million installs on Android, beating Fitbit app to the milestone
The Google Fit app makes it relatively simple for users to pull in health data from Wear OS smartwatches, as well as other products and services, into a single location, but it’s still one of the least in-depth offerings out there today. However, Google Fit’s simplicity may have won out, as the app has just crossed 100 million installs on Android.
Google Fit Stories July 29
Google is rolling out a sizable update to Fit for Android and iOS that introduces a “Browse” tab. This new view lets you “browse the health and fitness data from all your connected apps and devices in one place.”
Google Fit Stories June 18
Google today notified users of a change to how Fit works to calculate some metrics. End users of the Google Fit apps should not see a real impact due to this, but “some data” will be deleted in 30 days.
Google Fit Stories June 9
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Google Fit Stories March 30
Technology today is already quite assistive, from location-aware reminders to notifications telling you when to leave, factoring in live traffic conditions. In fact, that’s now the base level of usefulness we expect from our gadgets. After using Google’s 2nd-gen Nest Hub for the past week, I experienced the next level of computers passively suggesting what improvements can be made in your life, and it will take some time to get used to.
Google Fit Stories March 19
While Google has made some progress in recent years at product consolidation, it now finds itself with two health applications. For past pairings, the “better” service was often straightforward, but that’s not the case today. Fitbit’s brand appeal was likely one of the contributing factors to it being acquired, while Google Fit is actively improving to the point where either can stake a claim to having a future as the company’s primary health offering.
Google Fit Stories March 18
Google Fit rolling out a fix for users who saw steps reset to zero
While a bit simpler in focus compared to other fitness and wellness services, Google Fit is a widely available and easy to use way to keep track of your steps, weight, heart rate, and more. Unfortunately, some users have recently reported a weird Google Fit bug that reset step counts to zero, but a fix is incoming.
Google Fit Stories March 10
Google Fit Stories March 9
OnePlus Band fitness tracker can now sync with Google Fit
The OnePlus Band went official earlier this year as the company’s first ever wearable. Now, an update to the OnePlus Band companion app is enabling sync with Google Fit.
Google Fit Stories February 26
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Google Fit Stories December 1, 2020
There are plenty of smartwatch options on the market, but most of the good ones are pretty expensive. Today, Wyze has announced the Wyze Watch, a new smartwatch that offers health tracking, smart home controls, and a super-affordable $19 price.
Google Fit Stories November 30, 2020
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Google Fit Stories November 19, 2020
Google Fit Stories November 17, 2020
Wear OS rolling out redesigned Weather and new Breathe Tile
In addition to a broader fall update with speed improvements and “more intuitive controls,” Google this August announced a new Weather Tile for Wear OS. That’s rolling out now along with a Breathe Tile.
Google Fit Stories July 20, 2020
Google Fit Stories July 9, 2020
For many, exercise has been one area particularly affected by COVID-19 lockdowns and social distancing requirements. Google Fit wants to help ease that by integrating YouTube playlists on staying healthy indoors.
Google Fit Stories April 6, 2020
Google Fit Stories February 19, 2020
A recent update to Google Fit has now made it even easier to check your current fitness tracking stats on Android and iOS.
Google Fit Stories December 9, 2019
Withings fitness trackers can now sync sleep data w/ Google Fit
Google Fit is a pretty basic health/fitness suite, but it’s more than enough for many users. If you happen to own a Withings fitness watch, the latest update for the app is bringing support for syncing your sleep data with Google Fit.
Google Fit Stories November 6, 2019
Hybrid smartwatches usually have great designs and battery life but at the sacrifice of intelligent interfaces and features. Today, Fossil is announcing a smartwatch that bridges the gap better than any we’ve seen. The Fossil Hybrid HR has 2-week battery life, an e-ink display, and even syncs with Google Fit.
Google Fit Stories September 30, 2019
Google Fit is apparently preparing account linking with Strava
Google Fit isn’t an immensely powerful fitness app, but it’s great for keeping track of workouts, steps, and your heart rate. Now, it appears that Google Fit is preparing to add account linking with Strava.
Google Fit Stories August 2, 2019
Google Fit Stories July 11, 2019
Google Fit Stories July 10, 2019
Google Fit is a simple, fairly useful option for those wanting to keep a better eye on their activity and health. It may not be as thorough as competing services, but it works for the basics. Or at least, it did, as many Google Fit users have been reporting that login and tracking issues have broken the app for quite some time.
Google Fit Stories May 23, 2019
Google Fit Stories May 22, 2019
Focals smart glasses now integrate with Google Fit and Slides
Focals by North launched at the start of this year, but quickly saw a price cut from $999 to $599. Since then, the plain-looking smart glasses that overlay a screen over your right eye has seen a number of new features. The latest includes Google Fit and Google Slides integration.
Google Fit Stories April 24, 2019
Google Fit Stories April 16, 2019
Part of using any fitness app like Google Fit is to be challenged to do more activities. Continuing the app’s partnership with the World Health Organization, Google Fit will be inviting users to participate in the 2019 “Walk the Talk: The Health for All Challenge” next month.
Google Fit Stories March 25, 2019
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One of the biggest complaints of most smartwatches today is battery life. Almost any proper smartwatch lasts only a day or two before needing a charge. This is especially true on Wear OS, but Google is apparently trying to combat it. With the latest Google Fit update, some Wear OS watches will be able to use a battery saving low power GPS mode, and it launches on the Ticwatch Pro.
Google Fit Stories February 21, 2019
Google Fit Stories February 10, 2019
Google Fit adds Single stat widget as 325,000 users participated in January challenge
Google Fit was revamped last year with a focus on Move Minutes and Heart Points, as well as the Material Theme. In January, the activity tracking app launched a #GetFitWithGoogle challenge to emphasize the latter metric. With the competition over, Google recently shared how many users participated, while adding a new Single stat widget.
Google Fit Stories January 7, 2019
Google Fit Stories January 1, 2019
With the new year kicking off today, millions are setting resolutions to get fit. With its new monthly challenges, Google Fit is opening up a New Year challenge starting today which encourages increased activity. Here’s how to sign up.
Google Fit Stories December 10, 2018
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Google Fit Stories August 22, 2018
The rise of wearables and smartwatches in recent years has entrenched the perception that step count is the metric of fitness. It’s no surprise that many of the accompanying services have leaderboards that try to gamify exercise. Now, Google is out with a different approach that focuses on new metrics. Featuring the Google Material Theme, the revamped Google Fit is without a doubt more than a step counter.
Google Fit Stories August 21, 2018
How to track your weight, workouts, and blood pressure with Google Fit
Many strive to better take care of their health, but often it can get lost in the daily routine. There are plenty of apps out there to help with that, and Google Fit is one that’s often neglected. Now that a fresh redesign it out there, let’s take at how to track your weight, workouts, activity, and blood pressure with Google Fit.
How to set and adjust your daily activity goals with Google Fit
Google Fit has been around for quite some time, but Google recently revamped the service with a brand new look and some handy new features. If you want to give it a shot, here’s how to set activity goals with Google Fit.
Google Fit Stories January 5, 2017
With the addition of intelligent Goals last year, Google Calendar became more than just a regular scheduling and to-do app. Today, the Android and iOS apps are gaining Google Fit and Apple Health integration that will automatically mark as finished and adjust your fitness-related Goals.
Google Fit Stories June 28, 2016
While rarely refreshed, the updates Google Fit does receive are usually significant. Version 1.57 is rolling out now with a major visual revamp, a new timeline feature to keep better track of daily activity, and a new goals feature similar to the one debuted with Google Calendar. The redesign drops the sparse, white design for a more colorful and information dense UI.