Google Fit is a health and activity tracking app. It helps users to lead more
healthier and active life. It enables users to know how much and what kind of
activity they need to stay healthy. Google Fit worked with World Health
Organization (WHO) and American Heart Association (AHA) and bring two new
activity goals that can help to improve the health – Move minutes and heart points.
Google Fit App comes under the category of Health & Fitness in the Google Play
Store. The app requires an android device. The app is developed by Google LLC. It is last updated on 19 th March 2020. The current version of the app varies with the device and it has got 50,000,000+ installs in the play store. The size of the app also varies with the device. The app can be used by individuals aged 3 and above. The app has been reviewed by 348,284 users and it has got 3.8 rating in Google play store.
Key features of the App
Move Minutes – When it comes to health it is important to move more and sit less. The app enables users to earn Move Minutes and for all their activities and get motivated to make small healthier changes throughout the day like taking the stairs instead of elevator, catching up with a friend over a walk instead of a coffee.
Heart Points – Activities that get the heart pumping harder have tremendous
health benefits for the heart and mind. Users will get one heart point for each
minute of moderate activity, like picking up the pace while walking the dog and
double points for more intense activities like running. It takes just 30 minutes of
brisk walking five days a week to reach the AHA and WHO’s recommended
amount of physical activity, which is shown to reduce the risk of heart disease,
improve sleep and increase overall mental wellbeing.
Google Fit helps users to:-
Track their workouts from phone or watch – Users get instant insights when they
exercise and see real time stats for their runs, walks and bike rides. The app uses
the Android phone’s sensors or Wear OS by Google smart watch’s heart rate
sensors to record the speed, pace, route and more.
Monitor the goals – Users are able to see their daily progress for Heart Points and
Move Minutes. Based on the activity and goal progress, Google Fit helps to adjust
them and to keep challenging themselves to achieve a healthy heart and mind.
Make all the movements count – When users walk, run or bike during the day the
Android phone or Wear OS by Google Smart watch will automatically detect and
add the activities to the Google Fit journal and ensure that the users get credit for each move they make.
Get coaching that fits user – App provides customized tips and actionable coaching like help adjusting the goals based on their activity.
Connect with favourite apps and devices – Google Fit can show users info from
many of their favourite apps and devices in order to give them a holistic view of
Check in at any time – Users are able to see a snapshot of the activity history
across fit and the integrated apps.