Google Fit updated with new features; brings in Calorie counts, pinned widget and more

Google Fit, an Android app, which was released last year, to track your fitness and workouts was missing one key feature - calorie counts.


Google Fit, an Android app, which was released last year, to track your fitness and workouts was missing one key feature - calorie counts. The app is now finally updated by Google and brings in many new additions and is available on the Google Play Store.

According to Android Official Blog, the updated app will now calculate distance and calories burned based on a user's profile. Users need to make sure that their profile has correct information about gender, height and weight for the estimates. The updated timeline will now offer a detailed activity about levels and exercises through days, weeks or months.

The update makes the app more user-friendly for those who use Android Wear watch as well. Google Fit displayed on the smartwatch will now show the duration of your workout done towards your desired goal.

Image: Android Official Blog

Image: Android Official Blog

A new Google Fit widget has been introduced as well which can be pinned onto your smartphone's homescreen which will constantly remind the user about their activity. The same function will work on an Android Wear watch as well.


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