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Google Fit update includes home screen widgets and breathing exercises for Wear OS

Google Fit's latest update will be available this week for Android and Wear OS.

Published onDecember 10, 2018

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  • Google Fit’s latest update includes new home screen widgets, an activity intensity slider, and more.
  • The update will roll out this week for Android and Wear OS.

It’s been four months since Google Fit saw a complete revamp that even changed its logo. Today’s update seems minor by comparison, but still includes some nifty features.

The first new feature is a new set of Google Fit widgets for your home screen. One widget is an octagonal indicator that shows your Heart Points and Move Minutes. The second widget is a pill-shaped bar that shows your number of steps, calories burned, and miles traveled.

When you open Google Fit, the app now shows details of your most recent workout. It even shows a GPS map of where you started and ended your workout.

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While you’re in the app, you can also adjust you activity intensity and get more accurate Heart Points as a result. You can adjust the activity intensity when you manually log a workout in the journal.

Finally, Google Fit for Wear OS now includes a breathing exercise to help you relax. Seeing how the holidays are often a stressful time for people, it doesn’t hurt to stop and control your breathing every now and then.

Google Fit’s update will roll out to Android and Wear OS this week.

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