Track Your Exercise Progress with Google Fit

Track Your Exercise Progress with Google Fit

Without a doubts, Google has essentially become somewhat of a spy, as the Mountain View company seemingly wants to know what you are doing at any given moment. To help us all stay in (relatively decent) shape, Google announced Android Fit, a basic activity tracker that tells you how many steps you have taken, miles cycled, and so on. Android Wear, which was formally announced at Google I/O, promised to bring full Fit support with Lollipop.

Just a few hours ago, an application went live that allows you to see how many calories have been burned during your daily jogs and exercise sessions. Here’s what Google Fit can do:

Reach your fitness goals

  • Set goals based on either duration or steps and see your progress throughout the day.
  • Receive performance-based recommendations for activity goals.

A comprehensive view of your fitness – Connect third party devices and apps to Fit and we’ll show you all of your fitness data in one place.

Available everywhere – Compatible with all Android Wear devices. – Also access Google Fit on the web at www.google.com/fit and on your tablet.

Google prepared some APIs to give developers more tools to use these new activities. We should expect a large number of applications that use sensors to pop up in the Play Store. It’s important to note that installing Google Fit on your Android Wear device will wipe all your existing activity tracking.

The application will work with pretty much every device available on the market running Android 4.0 and higher, so you can play with it even now. Even without Android Wear, you can download the app from the Google Fit Play Store listing. Now, it’s time to go ahead and leave your chair and do some running!

[via Android Central]

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