google-fit

We’ve known about Google Fit for a while, but now the wait is over and the app has officially landed on Google Play. Google Fit is designed to record all activity collected from Android Wear’s fitness app, your Android device’s sensors, and even compatible 3rd party apps that utilize the Fit API.

At the moment the app itself is pretty basic, with an overview of health and fitness data and the option to enter in specifics like weight or activity information that wasn’t tracked by your phone’s sensors. Some of the activities the app will log automatically include data from running, walking and biking. In addition to presenting you with a collection of health/fitness information, you can also set goals in the fitness app (duration, steps, etc) and track your progress over time. Since Google Fit is still very new, we imagine it’s feature set will expand eventually but this is certainly a good start.

As for device compatibility? All you need is a device with Android 4.0 or higher, though having an Android Wear device (or really any compatible fitness tracker) will allow you to make the most out of the app experience.