+ Tuesday November 19th, 2019

With the new version of WearOS approaching, a new breed of watches in play and a continual evolution of the Android (and associated platforms) it’s hardly surprising that apps primarily used on WearOS are also evolving. Google Fit recently had a makeover which includes some fairly significant changes in functionality.

For users who have just let this roll, you’re possibly missing out on your Google Fit Goals simply because you haven’t adjusted them to suit your daily life and needs.

If you’re keen to set yourself a challenge and keep Google Fit as a primary tracking point in your life then listen up: it’s really quick and very simple.

Once you’re in Google Fit, tap the profile button to open up your specific goals. Tap on the goal you want to adjust, then use the + or – buttons to increase or decrease the goal. Once you’ve set the goal you want to achieve, tap the set goal button and you’re done.

It’s worth taking the time also to read about the heart minutes and move minutes and how they’re beneficial to your heart and general health. It puts into perspective where Google are positioning Google Fit in comparison to the true fitness apps and hardware such as Fitbit, Garmin and Samsung’s Gear Fit range of devices.

Ultimately it’s not for the fitness fanatics out there, more for people who want to get moving and improve their general health and well being.

A smart move by Google and a really simple set of options to assist you in meeting these goals.

Do you use Google fit regularly, or is there another go-to option for your fitness tracking?

Phil Tann   Associate

Phil Tann

Phil is an Android enthusiast who spends most of his time reading up on U.S. Android news so he can get the low down on what could possibly hit Australian shores. Coming from a background in IT & T sales, he’s in the perfect position to give an educated view on hardware and software.

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Russell Fletcher
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I have started using Google Fit since the redesign, its worked quite well pulling the data in etc. I use other apps for activity tracking, walk, cycle run etc… but found google fit useful with auto generating movement/activities throughout the day. But clearly i must always be running late as it labels my walks to and from work as runs!! One feature that the other app doesn’t measure/determine is step counting, so say when a run is pulled in it will add its own data to it. After about a week of using it i think i got a notification… Read more »

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