Google has finally released an update to the Google Fit app, which adds a lot more functionality for those people who keep fit by doing more than just walking, cycling or running.
The update to Google Fit, which is available in Google Play right now, has a number of updates including a new experimental mode which detects steps when your watch is disconnected from the phone. There’s also the usual improvements and bug fixes, but it’s the new activities that interest at least those of us who lift, or exercise in other ways.
Since launch, one of our biggest criticisms has been the lack of activities, but that’s now at an end, with Google adding over 100 new activites. The original activites: Walking, Running and Biking are still present – and are the only activites lucky enough to have specially coloured tags in activites – but the new activites include :
Mixed martial arts
Open water swimming
Stair climbing machine
The Play Store changelog for the update to Google Fit version 1.51.07-000 includes :
We do hope that the fact that Google included ‘Australian football’ in the activites list that they are aware of the sport and are possibly going to include results in Google Now eventually ;). If you’re digging Google Fit, then you’ll probably be pretty pleased with this update, but we can’t wait to see what else is going to be included. Me? I can’t wait till my Withings scale gains support for Google Fit.
Head on over to Google Play to get the update now.