Official Google Fit app launches on Google Play

Official Google Fit app launches on Google Play
Several months after releasing a Google Fit SDK - so that developers could make fitness apps themselves - Google today launched its very own Fit app.

Obviously available via Google Play, the Google Fit app lets you set fitness goals, and track activities like walking, running, or cycling. All you have to do is download and install the app, then carry your phone or Android Wear smartwatch to let hem collect fitness data. Google Fit can be connected to third party devices, and can be accessed on your tablet, as well as on the web (on any PC or laptop).

We’ve yet to thoroughly test Google Fit (since it’s just been released), but you can see some screenshots of it, taken on Android KitKat, in the slideshow below. The initial impression is a positive one: this is a well made, well designed application that could really lead you towards a more active lifestyle.

Let us know if you’re downloading Google Fit on your Android phone, and if you plan to use it often. The app is free, and you can grab it at the source link below.

source: Google Play



1. android_hitman unregistered

does it work only with the phone or do you need to buy one of dem wearables?

6. techspace

Posts: 1037; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

It can work without the wearables...i have started using it already lol

12. TheMan

Posts: 494; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

It's terribly basic, but I hope its functionality is expanded before long, at which time I'll look at it again. Anyone have a chance to uncover what 3rd party add-ins are available.

2. Carlitos

Posts: 684; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

Nice to see the rest of Android getting a centralized health app. I personally use S Health often times, which is actually surprisingly good and useful, definitely the top health app on my list. These screenshots so far look alright, I like the S Health UI better so far. But I'll download the app and give it a try for a few days

3. LordCaedus

Posts: 85; Member since: Nov 01, 2013

Not sure what is wrong but it is not tracking my steps. I wonder if you need a smart watch for fill effect.

7. techspace

Posts: 1037; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

Maybe it needs a pedometer because it's working on my nexus 5 but it's not really accurate(just like the other pedometer apps)....sometimes i walk a few steps on PA and sometimes i go from one room to the other without talking a single step :D

4. MasterSyrron

Posts: 59; Member since: Dec 08, 2012

Hopefully this will work better than S Health. I have a Gear 2 Neo and Note 4. The S Health app will access the watch's pedometer and override the phone's sensors. What happens is when I'm pushing the kids in their stroller, my arm is not swaying, thus not counting steps. (What, that's crazy...) I confirmed this is what is happening by walking without the stroller on the exact same route, and it counted steps. If I don't wear the watch, the phone will count steps while it is on a belt clip. (I assume the S Health app on the phone uses GPS locations and calculates steps based on my height ...) Will be trying this app out, as I hate S Health either way.

5. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012


8. pistaharcos

Posts: 3; Member since: Sep 24, 2014

Just checked it, i went to the local store with bicycle, and it worked! It showed 10 mins of cycling, and 260 steps, which was pretty accurate. Only the mobile data was allowed for location though, with GPS it might be better. Moto g 2013

9. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

The UI is so simple its actually hard to understand lol. I prefer Lifelog.

10. MyJobSux

Posts: 106; Member since: Apr 01, 2012

Ill have to test this out with the Jabra Up24. Hope it works. :-)

11. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Of course Google has an app for your health data. And of course this app copies your data to Google's servers. Google's "device encryption" security theater is a laugh fest. All your data ends up on their servers anyway. Device security ends up being largely meaningless. Normal thieves don't care about your fitness data. But insurance companies do.

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