Google Fit gets a dark theme in version 2.16

Google Fit gets a dark theme in version 2.16

The popularity of dark themes has started to grow with OLED displays finally moving away from just being limited to flagships and into the mainstream. While Google has been working on a system-wide dark theme in Android Q, multiple apps have already been getting their own controls for an app-wide dark mode. In the last couple of months, Google added dark theme toggles to Google Photos, Keep, as well as Files and has been experimenting with a dark mode for Chrome for even longer. Meanwhile, the dark theme is also available for some users on Google Search, the Discover feed, and the Setting menu in the Google app. Now, another Google app is receiving the feature and this time, it is the fitness tracking console – Google Fit.


With stable version 2.16, Google Fit is getting the app-wide toggle which lets you select between a manual light or dark theme. Additionally, sync the setting with your preferences for the entire system in Android Q Beta. On Android Pie, the theme can be set to turn on automatically every time the Battery Saver is turned on.

This new theme on Google Fit is slightly towards the gray end instead of being pitch-black, just like other Google apps. But the option should give you a decent taste of the dark theme if you’ve been wanting to try it out on your smartphone even without the Android Q Beta update.

To switch the dark theme on in Google Fit, install the latest version from the Google Play Store or use the link below. Head over to “Profile” screen and tap on the gear-shaped icon on the top left for Settings. Scroll to the bottom of the Settings page and this is where you’ll find the Theme option. Choose between Light, Dark, or the automatic option as per your choice.

Download Google Fit ver. 2.16 (11MB)

Google Fit: Activity Tracking
Developer: Google LLC
Price: Free

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Tushar Mehta
Tushar Mehta

I am a Senior Editor at XDA. I have been reviewing gadgets for over five years and gained experience by working for prominent tech publications in India before joining XDA. I enjoy fiddling with all smart objects and my love for software customization dates back to the Symbian S60 days. I like to devote my spare time idealizing the romantic union of technology and philosophy or spacing out on Pink Floyd. You may email me at [email protected]

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