Google Fit Updated With Activity Rings

Google Fit Updated With Activity Rings

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Google has updated Google Fit with activity rings that track your 'Move Minutes' and 'Heart Points'.

The company says it worked with the American Heart Association (AHA) and the World Health Organization (WHO) to determine the amount and intensity of physical activity needed to improve your health. Similar to the Apple Watch, your goal is to close your rings each day.

Google Fit Updated With Activity Rings

Move Minutes can be earned for all activity like taking the stairs or going for a walk. Heart Points are earned by activities that get your heart pumping harder. You score one point for each minute of moderate activity and double points for more intense activities like running or kickboxing. It takes 30 minutes of brisk walking 5 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 well-being.

Google Fit Updated With Activity Rings

When you’re walking, running or biking throughout the day, Google Fit will automatically detect these activities using your phone or watch sensors—like the accelerometer and GPS—to estimate the number of Heart Points you earn. If you’re into a different type of exercise, you can choose other activities like gardening, pilates, rowing or spinning, and Google Fit will calculate the Heart Points and Move Minutes achieved during your workout. Google Fit also integrates with other fitness apps like Strava, Runkeeper, Endomondo and MyFitnessPal, so you get credit for every Move Minute and Heart Point you earn. You’ll get tips and help to adjust your goals over time based on your activity. Your journal will show your activities, achievements and goal progress across all of your apps.

The update will roll out beginning this week to Google Fit and Wear OS. More details at the link below.

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Google Fit Updated With Activity Rings

GadgetMan - August 21, 2018 at 7:57pm
Copying Apple, guessing they can’t come up with their own progress status.
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