Google Fit update brings home screen widgets

The new Google Fit features should roll out this week

The new Google Fit features should roll out this week

Google's own fitness tracking app for Android, Google Fit, is getting a minor upgrade meant to improve the overall fitness tracking. So you can view your Heart Points, Move Points and additional activity tracking metrics without having to launch the app or checking in on your notification tray. The first is the app's octagonal indicator which monitors Move Minutes and Heart Points, the tracking data Google uses to encourage people to hit daily goals.

Also, when you open the app, Fit now features your last workout on the home screen.

Google Fit now comes with widgets that let you quickly track your fitness stats right from your Android home screen. You'll also now get the option to edit the activity intensity manually so you can be sure you're gaining the right amount of points for the effort you're putting in.

Another new aspect that might be particularly helpful during the holidays is a new breathing exercise. Google says this feature will allow Fit to more accurate award Heart Points. Do you use it on Wear OS or on your smartphone?

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The new features haves started to roll out to compatible Wear OS watches Android phones from now.

According to Google, these updates will be rolled out to Android phones and Wear OS smartwatches this week, so keep your eyes peeled for a new update if you have Google Fit app installed on your device.

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