Published: Wed, December 12, 2018
Health Care | By Cedric Leonard

Google Fit gets a major update with new homescreen widgets

Google Fit gets a major update with new homescreen widgets

That includes new Google Fit widgets that you can place on your home screen and use to quickly check your Heart Points, Move Minutes, and other daily stats.

The most popular addition for Android loyalists is likely to be the new widgets, showing your goal progress in a neat little octagon or your step count, calories burned, and miles traveled.

Google Fit received its last big update in August, when it was redesigned to follow Google's Material Design style and altered to focus on heart rate rather than duration of exercise. 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.

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Google today announced an update to Google Fit that's bringing with it some new features. If you don't use Google Fit, its free to download on Android.

Google is also making it so that the Google Fit home screen will show your last workout. You can see a GIF Google tweeted out to unveil the guided breathing feature below. Under each session in the Fit app you'll be able to swipe on a slider to indicate how hard you felt you worked in your session.

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. Tell us about your experiences.

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