Google Fit gets a revamped home screen on Android and new Wear OS features
Staying active and healthy is more important than ever. That’s why Google is introducing new features to Google Fit, with a big revamp to the home screen and new features for Wear OS.
The update to Google Fit collects all the information from your connected apps and devices into a new easy-to-view hub. You’ll be able to view a summary of your metrics, your daily and weekly goals for Heart Points and Steps, and also view your most recent workout. The new hub will also display your heart rate, weight, and blood pressure trends over time.
The new Google Fit home screen will also provide users with quick access to sleep analytics. If you own a connected wearable like the Fossil Gen 5E or Oura Ring, you’ll be able to track your nightly activity, view sleep stages, set a goal for your bedtime schedule, and more. Google said support for more devices and apps will come as the company expands this feature.
For Wear OS, Google is introducing new tiles that making accessing information and starting workouts easier. There are new tiles that will take you to your most recent workouts, so it’s easier to get moving. Once you do start working out, Wear OS will show you important metrics in one view on your screen. You’ll be able to set goals for workouts and, if you’re a runner, receive pace alerts to keep you motivated.
Users will also be able to see a summary of their walks or runs on a map. The summary will feature information for pace and mile markers, so you can get a better idea of how you’re doing over time. This information can easily be shared with friends or family, keeping you accountable on your fitness journey.
Finally, Wear OS is also rolling out an improved weather experience that features more relevant forecast details. A handful of users got the updated Weather tile design a few months ago, but it’s now widely rolling out. In addition, there’s also a new Breathe Tile that will take users through guided breathing exercises, which is something we could all benefit from in 2020.
These new updates follow a major revamp to Google Fit in 2018. The company said these updates will be rolling out on Android and iOS over the next few days.