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If you’re passionate about staying fit and working out, chances are you’ve already tried a couple of fitness apps – but have you tried Google Fit yet? This fitness app developed by parent company Google itself is an all-rounder and provides a complete fitness tracking experience. It’s a hit amongst users that are used to Google services. You can get Google Fit for Android or iOS from the Google Play Store and the Apple iTunes Store. It’s free to download and you don’t have to pay for any in-app purchases to avail special features. Everything on Google Fit is completely free.
Google Fit has one goal and one alone – to help you stay fit and healthy. Google has collaborated with the World Health Organization and the American Heart Association to introduce new and improve activity goals for better fitness and health tracking. These two new updates include the Move Minutes and the Heart Points. They are completely free to utilize and they are pretty advanced in technology.
Move Minutes is a feature that encourages you to stay active instead of stagnant in your lifestyle. You earn Move Minutes for all the activity and steps you take in a day. The feature makes sure that you get in an ample, minimum recommended amount of steps in a day. It also encourages you to take the stairs instead of the elevator and prefer walking over driving where you can.
The other big update n Google Fit is the Heart Points feature. This feature encourages you to engage in activity that is beneficial to your heart health. Activities that get your heart pumping are proven to have excellent health benefits to not only your heart but also to your mental health. You earn these points by engaging in moderate to strenuous activity such as cardio. 30 minutes of brisk walking five times a day is the minimum amount of physical activity recommend by AHA and WHO and the app reminds you to get this recommended amount in your lifestyle.
Along with these two crucial and scientifically advanced fitness updates, Google Fit also helps you track all your workouts efficiently. It shows you real-time stats for your runs, walks and bike rides. You can also download Google Fit on your smart watch to reap all the benefits of fitness tracking through your watch instead of your smartphone. The heart sensors on these smart devices also record your speed, pace and other fitness elements that help determine how your health is.
The best part of Google Fit is that you can track your progress and keep an eye on your goals at all times. Google Fit helps adjusts your goals to make you challenge and improve your lifestyle every single day. This helps to improve your physical and mental health.
One bonus feature of Google Fit is coaching. You can get customized tips and actionable coaching for your goals and activities in Google Fit but this feature doesn’t come without a price. You can also connect Google Fit with all your favorite apps and devices to keep a record of your progress in each individual fitness app. Some of these include Lifesum, Nike+, Strava, MyFitnessPal, Runkeeper, Basis, and Withings etc.
Google Fit is one of the top apps in the Health & Fitness app category, which belongs to Google LLC. It's last update was on March 21, 2019 and it has been already downloaded 10,000,000+ times. On the app store it has now 292,815 reviews. After you get to Google Fit page on the app store, click install & enjoy it.