Published: Thu, December 13, 2018
Medicine | By Debra Reynolds

Google Fit activity tracker app improves fitness log and adds breathing exercises

Google Fit activity tracker app improves fitness log and adds breathing exercises

According to Android Central, the app now shows your daily progress (including steps, calorie intake and time spent active) via smart widgets on your phone's home screen, which should provide motivation to avoid that second wedge of Christmas cake.

We've really been enjoying Google Fit following its overhaul this past August, and now as we head towards the end of the year, Google's issuing its first big update since then to add a couple smaller features to flesh the platform out a bit more.

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Breathing exercises are popular on other wearables, so its no surprise to see them here. 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.

Users earn one point for every minute of moderate activity and double points for more intense workouts.

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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. You can see a GIF Google tweeted out to unveil the guided breathing feature below.

Google's own fitness tracking app for Android, Google Fit, is getting a minor upgrade meant to improve the overall fitness tracking. How do you find the app in terms of helping you meet your fitness goals?

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The only downside is that the breathing exercises are only available on Wear OS for now. Tell us about your experiences.

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