Google Fit has a brand new design and features that promote heart health

Google Fit has a brand new design and features that promote heart health
Google Fit is the go-to app for fitness enthusiasts on the Android platform: made by Google itself, Fit gives you an overview of your daily activities and stimulates you to move more and lead a more healthy lifestyle.

And now, it's getting a whole lot better with a brand new design and new features centered around heart health.

Google has worked with the American Heart Association (AHA) and the World Health Organization (WHO) to create an app that coaches you towards more beneficial physical activity based on the science out there. This collaboration has resulted in two new measures introduced with the new Google Fit version: Move Minutes and Heart Points.

Move Minutes stimulates you to sit less and move more on various occasions throughout the day. It would be a good idea to take the stairs and not the elevator if you sit for hours on end, or you could catch up with a friend over a walk rather than sit and drink coffee. These ideas are represented in the Move Minutes meter.


Heart Points is a different measurement that focuses on the benefit you get when you push yourself. You get one point for one minute of moderate activity, and research has shown that just 30 minutes of a brisk walk 5 days in a week allows you to reach the recommended weekly activity goal.

Google Fit will also integrate third-party apps like Strava, Runkeeper, Endomondo and MyFitnessPal, so you can see your progress all synced up. And inside Google Fit, exercise will be automatically detected and added, using the sensors built in the phone.

The new Google Fit app will start rolling out to Android phones and wearables this week, and it shows that the company is still committed to mobile health and smartwatches running the Wear OS platform.

Rumors have earlier mentioned that Google is working on a smartwatch of its own that it should launch this fall, possibly alongside the new Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL smartphones. And yes, it will also finally have a modern chip inside it: Qualcomm has already announced that it will show its new mobile chip for smartphones on September 10th.

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4 Comments

1. jacure619

Posts: 45; Member since: Aug 16, 2018

Going to give it a try.

2. IgorEfremenko

Posts: 109; Member since: Nov 30, 2011

Still prefer Samsung Health.

3. AbhiD

Posts: 856; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

Google Fit was in dire need of rehaul and redesign. From the days i owned Samsung S4 and S6 edge, i was using S Health and i like it but it doesn't work properly on my OnePlus. Also it has become very much bloated and big in size so i was looking towards Google Fit. Will try and see what new version offers.

4. NarutoKage14

Posts: 1347; Member since: Aug 31, 2016

Still lacks compelling fitness oriented wear OS devices.

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