It’s that time of the year again, when Google plans to launch an update to its Android platform. While Lollipop 5.0.1 is being rolled out to a few devices already, and Android Wear will be receiving it’s Lollipop update soon, many Google applications are also receiving updates.
Featured in the list of Google applications that have received updates is the Google Fit application – the dedicated fitness app from Google. In this article, we take a look at all the changes in the new version.
1. MORE ACTIVITIES
The most prominent upgrade in the latest version of the app is the support for a plethora of activities. You have the conventional running, walking and biking, and you also have more unconventional ones, such as handcycling, biathlon and wakeboarding. All in all, fitness fanatics of all sorts will find activities to suit their lifestyle!
2. EXPERIMENTAL STEP DETECTION
This was a feature that was requested quite often by users. Basically what this feature does is that it allows the application to track the activity even when the smartwatch is unpaired from the phone. It’s very convenient, as it does not require the user to carry the phone everytime!
3. Google Fit For Android Wear
The application can now seamlessly connect to your Android Wear devices, so if you’re one of the lucky few to own a wearable, you can easily pair it and track your activity on the Android Wear application too!
Besides these few stand out changes, Google has now fixed some minor bugs and issues which were present in the previous versions.
To sum things up, the update to Google Fit brings seamless and efficient linkage between wearables and your phones, which ensures that you don’t really have to lug around your phone when you go for your morning jogs!
The new update can be available on the Play Store. If you haven’t installed the application already, you can do so by clicking on the link down below!