Google Fit - Fitness Tracking

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    Google Fit - Fitness Tracking

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    Published: 2014-10-29, by .

    A hub for all your health data that syncs with many fitness apps

    • Automatically tracks walking, biking, and running
    • Integration with popular fitness apps
    • Attractive progress charts and graphs
    • Links to your Google account
    • Can't add other kinds of activity
    • Wipes data from Android Wear devices

    "Google's foray into the health scene"

    Google Fit is Android's answer to Apple's HealthKit. Many popular fitness apps have already integrated with the app, like RunKeeper, Strava, and Withings - and more are poised to be added soon. Android Wear devices will also be synced with the app.

    So far, Fit displays information about walking, running, and cycling activity, which it can detect even if you don't link it with any related apps (you can manually add activity as well). Nifty graphs and charts help you keep track of your progress. Register using your existing Google account, and add information like height and weight.

    A couple early criticisms: there really ought to be options for manually adding other kinds of activities, since those who track their health are likely to engage in other forms of exercise as well. Also, a major caveat: the app wipes data clean on Android Wear devices. This will hopefully be fixed soon, but be aware that your step count will reset to zero.

    If you're also looking forward to seeing what's next in the fitness tracker world, Google Fit is definitely worth playing with.

    Janel Appszoom logo

    by Janel , Appszoom

    Oct 29, 2014


    • Effortlessly track any activity. As you walk, run, or cycle throughout the day, your phone or Wear OS by Google watch automatically logs them with Google Fit.
    • Get instant insights. See real-time stats for your runs, walks, and rides. Google Fit will record your speed, pace, route, elevation, and more so you can stay motivated and on track.
    • Reach your fitness goals. Set goals based on steps, time, distance, calories burned. Receive personalized recommendations and coaching for activity goals.
    • Measure your wellness. Aggregates info from other apps to track fitness, nutrition, sleep, and weight: Wear OS by Google, Nike+, Runkeeper, Strava, MyFitnessPal, Lifesum, Basis, Sleep as Android, Withings, and Xiaomi Mi bands.
    • Check in from anywhere. Track your progress from your phone, tablet, the web ( and even your Wear OS by Google watch.

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