The new app was announced by Google in June 2014 and does more than just measure your steps. It’s a central system for tracking every aspect of your health and fitness, and it’s capable of integrating with other software and hardware to do it.
So say you use some wearable tech like a fitness tracker for logging your runs or an app to take note of your workouts in the gym. This data can be made available to Google Fit, with the app taking it all in to get a better idea of your activity progress for the day, week or month.
The data is compiled and collated into graphs and other accessible forms, and can also be accessed at the dedicated website, provided you’re logged into your Google account.
Of course, you don’t have to be a fitness fanatic to get involved with Google Fit. The app can also work in the background and give you feedback on attainable daily goals – like 30 minutes of any kind of activity. You’ll get notifications for doing more and can set different targets to increase your workouts gradually.
It’s a very accessible system with a lot of room to change and grow, and Google is clearly setting itself up to equal the role of Apple’s HealthKit and the upcoming service from Microsoft. But regardless of which system you choose to embrace, it’s all about helping you to life a fitter and fuller life!
In Short: The new Google Fit app integrates all of your fitness data and also makes it easy to get a little more active everyday!