Saturday, 19 January, 2019

Google Fit gets a major update with new homescreen widgets

Google Fit updated with breathing exercises and home screen widgets Google Fit Gets New Features on Android, Wear OS
Ben Pena | 13 December, 2018, 01:14

Also, when you open the app, Fit now features your last workout on the home screen. So you can view your Heart Points, Move Points and additional activity tracking metrics without having to launch the app or checking in on your notification tray.

Users can better log daily activities and workouts.

Google lists two main things as new: Home screen widgets and a breathing coach. 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. The feature is useful whether you need a quick moment to meditate, help cooling down from a workout, or you're trying to wind down for bedtime. Do you use it on Wear OS or on your smartphone?

Three dead, many injured in shooting near Christmas market in Strasbourg, France
Police with machine guns were seen running into the square moments after the first shots were fired and it was quickly evacuated. In response to the attack, the national threat level was raised to "Attack Emergency", the highest level on a three-step scale.

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.

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. Instead of just getting points for being "active", users could earn points for actually elevating their heart rate. This also enables users to get more accurate Heart Point ratings for their workouts.

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