Just like Apple, Google has their own fitness/health app called Google Fit. It was launched in 2014 and now fast forward about 4 years later, it seems that Google has decided to give the app a brand new design along with a revamp of some of its functions and features, which according to Google was developed alongside the American Heart Association (AHA) and the World Health Organization (WHO).

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There will be two activity rings in the new Google Fit app which will be focused on Move Minutes and Heart Points. The former will focus on how often you move throughout the day, which we all know helps in terms of keeping yourself fit as sitting around all day has been shown to be bad for health. The idea is that hopefully this will motivate people to try and close that particular activity ring by taking the stairs instead of the elevator, walking to dinner instead of driving, and so on.

As for Heart Points, this is where the app will give users credit for activities that they’ve done that involves moderate to intense activity, such as running, brisk walking, kickboxing, and so on. According to Google, the data shown in the Fit app can also be pulled from other fitness apps such as Strava, Runkeeper, Endomondo, and MyFitnessPal, so if you use those apps to track your activity, not to worry as that data can be shared with the Fit app as well.

The changes to the Fit app will be available across multiple platforms, including iOS, Android, and Wear OS.

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