Google Fit app adds widgets, guided breathing exercises for Wear OS

Pearl Mccarthy
December 12, 2018

The app itself now displays your last workout right on the home screen, which is an interesting change and Google doesn't say exactly why the app shows your previous workout on the homescreen. 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.

Some of you might remember that Google Fit received a major update back in August, which brought a new design and some important improvements.

For folks using Google Fit on an Android phone, you'll soon have access to home screen widgets.

On the topic of heart rate, Google is also adding the ability to log a more accurate description of your intensity levels when you manually log an activity.

Google Fit updated with breathing exercises and home screen widgets
Google Fit update brings home screen widgets and other improvements

And for those on Wear OS, Google Fit can now guide you through breathing exercises to help you relax every now and then. This enables the app to analyze it more accurately and produce Heart Points (a reward for increasing your heart rate during exercise).

These updated features are rolling out this week.

Google will roll out the updates to Google Fit on your phone, and if you wear a Wear OS watch, on your wrist, over the next week.

Google's own fitness tracking app for Android, Google Fit, is getting a minor upgrade meant to improve the overall fitness tracking.

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