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Rumored app Google Coach could be your AI personal trainer and life coach

A rumored new app called Google Coach will be like a personal trainer, fitness coach, and nutritionist for you.

Published onAugust 15, 2018

  • A new rumored app called Google Coach might be your artificially intelligent personal trainer.
  • Google Coach could offer you workout advice, nutrition tips, fitness goals, and other health-related functions.
  • If Google Coach is real, it would line up nicely with the rumored Google Pixel Watch that might launch in October.

A new rumor popped up today via Android Police that Google is working on a new app and/or service called Google Coach. If the rumor is true, Google Coach might be your all-in-one solution for health-related tasks — and could save you from having to hire a personal trainer.

Although the app or service isn’t confirmed and all this info could change at any moment, it’s reportedly operating under the codename Project Wooden (cute, Google). Theoretically, Google Coach would give you fitness tips, workout suggestions, nutrition advice, and otherwise be your personal fitness guru.

If the rumor is true and Google Coach does exist, it would line up nicely with the rumored Google Pixel Watch the company is probably going to launch in October along with the Google Pixel 3.

(Update: more information) Google's fall hardware event might also introduce a Pixel-branded watch

I’m speculating here, but it could be that the Google Pixel Watch will launch with a new Snapdragon chipset, the latest version of Wear OS, and the ability to access this Google Coach service. That would make the Pixel Watch (or whatever it will be called) a top-of-the-line smartwatch and fitness product.

According to Android Police, Google Coach will use data the company already knows about you to make helpful suggestions on what you should be doing to stay healthy. For example, it could suggest walking directions to your favorite lunch spot (rather than taking a cab), give you nutrition information on the fast food joint you’re standing in at the moment, or even give you recipes for how to cook healthy versions of your favorite meals.

There’s a possibility that all that information could be overload and just get annoying. But Google will likely keep the notifications conversational, rather than traditional pings of information. And — if you’re trying to get fit and stay active — notification overload could be the annoyance you need to stay on the ball.

Although Google Coach is likely going to be a major part of Wear OS, Android Police does say that there might be a phone app as well that will have similar-but-limited functionality. The service could also expand to other Google products like Google Home, Android TV, etc.

What do you think? Would something like Google Coach help you stay on the path of fitness? Or would this be giving Google too much personal info? Let us know in the comments!

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