Published: Wed, December 12, 2018
Medical | By Vicki Mclaughlin

Google Fit update brings home screen widgets

Google Fit update brings home screen widgets

Google Maps isn't the only Google app getting updated today, as Google Fit is also getting improved. The update hasn't hit any of my devices yet, but it's coming this week according to Google - keep your eyes peeled.

In addition a guided breathing app, Google is also bringing new Fit features to the phone app letting you add a Google Fit widget to your home screen.

We've really been enjoying Google Fit following its overhaul this past August, and now as we head towards the end of the year, Google's issuing its first big update since then to add a couple smaller features to flesh the platform out a bit more.

For those who manually add in activities to Google Fit, you'll be able to now add how intense a workout was to be eligible to accrue Heart Points for it.

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Google's own fitness tracking app for Android, Google Fit, is getting a minor upgrade meant to improve the overall fitness tracking.

Coming as early as this week, Google Fit will feature two home screen widgets that will allow users to glance at their health data more easily. Other new features include a deeper workout report, including a Global Positioning System map, and the option to adjust intensity when manually adding a workout in the Journal tab.

Google will roll out the updates to Google Fit on your phone, and if you wear a Wear OS watch, on your wrist, over the next week. How do you find the app in terms of helping you meet your fitness goals?

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