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Google Fit updated with step count, WHO COVID-19 info

Google Fit updated with step count, WHO COVID-19 info

The latest update to Google Fit might make your old Android Wear device into a fitness tracker of the future. If you've been away from Google Fit for a year or two, the differences between the old version and what's out now may seem immense. The Google Fit system works with the American Heart Association and the World Health Organization (WHO) to incorporate systems like Move Minutes* and Heart Points. The redesign released this week also emphasizes step count.

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Google Fit dark mode, sleep charts and iOS workout maps added

Google Fit dark mode, sleep charts and iOS workout maps added

Google Fit is getting a dark mode, with the fitness tracking app promising to be easier on the eyes when the lighting is low, along with other changes for iOS and Android. Now, in addition to tracking movement and heart health, Google is building on Google Fit's sleep tracking support, along with workout mapping for iPhone users.

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Google Fit health and activity app launches on iOS

Google Fit health and activity app launches on iOS

Google has announced the launch of its fitness and health app Google Fit on iOS. Starting today, iPhone owners can download Google Fit and use it to track their daily activities. The app focuses on two goals, Move Minutes and Heart Points, which help users track whether they're getting adequate amounts of activity every week.

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Google Fit on Wear OS GPS battery saving mode has a catch

Google Fit on Wear OS GPS battery saving mode has a catch

There are dozens of smartwatches available in the market today and they mostly differ in design and available functionality. Two things that most of them have in common, though, are location tracking and poor battery life. Now the Google Fit for Wear OS by Google is being updated to include a special low power GPS mode but its power-saving benefits only really kick in under very specific circumstances.

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Google Fit 30-day challenge events go live starting January 1

Google Fit 30-day challenge events go live starting January 1

Earlier this month, Google pushed out the most recent update to its Google Fit fitness-tracking app, the latest of multiple big updates this year. Now the company is preparing to add 30-day challenge events, the first of which will go live on January 1, 2019. These events will enable users to earn Heart Points for completing activities.

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Google Fit update reminds us widgets exist

Google Fit update reminds us widgets exist

Today Google Fit was updated for Android. This update included a new set of home screen widgets - a feature Android's been good at for several generations. This update also includes improvements to features already released as well as a new feature that'll assist the user with breathing - guided breathing, that is to say.

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Pokemon GO Adventure Sync lets you walk off all that Halloween candy

Pokemon GO Adventure Sync lets you walk off all that Halloween candy

During its peak, Pokemon GO has been credited for getting people off their butts and on their feet and walking around, sometimes even walking into things, unfortunately. But how much walking and activity did Pokemon GO really produce. Unfortunately, there’s really no way to get that past data and can only get it directly from tracking data from smartwatches or smartphones. To fix that, Niantic Labs is launching a new feature called Adventure Sync that records our steps, syncs with Apple and Android phones, and hatches eggs.

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Wear OS update to reboot makes things simpler

Wear OS update to reboot makes things simpler

Google revealed a redesign and basic reboot of the Wear OS platform this week for smart watches of all sorts. This new version of Wear OS makes quicker use of Google Assistant and Google Fit, and makes the entire experience more intuitive. This new system is coming to "Wear OS by Google smartwatches" over the next month - presumably to every watch currently running the newest version of Wear OS.

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Google Fit reboot revealed, update now

Google Fit reboot revealed, update now

This morning the folks at Google revealed the new Google Fit. This is Google's fitness ecosystem, a system that ties together the many sensors and devices given to users across the mobile smart device universe to create a health-aimed regiment of activity for the everyday average citizen. This system focuses not only on smartphones and fitness trackers, but on mobile wearable devices too.

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Google Fit app updated with customizable widget, goals, new UI

Google Fit app updated with customizable widget, goals, new UI

During Google's Android Wear announcements and presentations at the Google I/O event back in May, we got a few quick looks at a revised app for Google Fit, the health and fitness tracking service for Android. Now, after a long wait, the app is finally seeing an update released this week. Google Fit version 1.57 is rolling out to the Google Play store, featuring an overhauled UI, a customizable widget, and new ways to set goals.

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Google Health may join (or battle) Apple’s HealthKit after all

Google Health may join (or battle) Apple’s HealthKit after all

A pair of trademarked healthcare-related images have appeared in the USPTO registered by Google this week. Both of these images suggest that the long-abandoned Google Health may make a resurgence, coming back now thanks (at least in part) due to Apple's efforts with HealthKit and CareKit. Now that Apple has all but convinced the tech-savvy of the positivity of monitoring their own health with their mobile devices, Google can join in (or return to, rather), this smarter, healthier future.

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Google Fit update adds instant stats, Android Wear challenges, and more

Google Fit update adds instant stats, Android Wear challenges, and more

Google Fit, the company’s fitness tracking app, has been updated with several new features, not the least of which are instant insights into one’s fitness activities — walks, runs, bicycle rides, and such. Google Fit will gather data related to those activities, such as how fast you’re cycling or your running pace, and present it as a snapshot alongside a route presented on Google Maps.

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