Google Fit app adds widgets, guided breathing exercises for Wear OS

Google Fit app adds widgets, guided breathing exercises for Wear OS

Google Fit app adds widgets, guided breathing exercises for Wear OS

Google says these features are rolling out to users this week, so be sure to keep your eyes peeled for them!

Google today announced an update to Google Fit that's bringing with it some new features.

Google Fit's (Android) newest updates have arrived just in time for the holidays.




Google launched a Fit widget that you can pin to your device home screen.

The only downside is that the breathing exercises are only available on Wear OS for now. The first is the app's octagonal indicator which monitors Move Minutes and Heart Points, the tracking data Google uses to encourage people to hit daily goals. In other words, Google Fit now has your last workout displayed on your home screen, so you can check it out easier and faster than ever. These were oddly removed when Fit went through its redesign, so it's nice to see these make a return. Last but not least, if you're using a Wear OS smartwatch, the latest Google Fit update will provide you with a guided breathing exercise meant to help you relax between last-minute gift shopping. If you've manually logged the activity, you'll also be able to vary the intensity of the workout which, in turn, will improve the Heart Points score. This also enables users to get more accurate Heart Point ratings for their workouts.

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.

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