Google Fit
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Google Fit running on Android 9.0 "Pie"
Developer(s)Google
Initial releaseOctober 28, 2014; 7 years ago (2014-10-28)
Stable release(s) [±]
Android2.77.1 / April 9, 2022; 2 months ago (2022-04-09)[1]
Wear OS2.77.2 / April 13, 2022; 2 months ago (2022-04-13)[2]
iOS1.65 / March 18, 2022; 3 months ago (2022-03-18)[3]
PlatformAndroid, Wear OS, iOS
Available in34 languages
TypeHealth informatics, physical fitness
LicenseProprietary
Websitegoogle.com/fit

Google Fit is a health-tracking platform developed by Google for the Android operating system, Wear OS and Apple Inc.'s iOS. It is a single set of APIs that blends data from multiple apps and devices.[5] Google Fit uses sensors in a user's activity tracker or mobile device to record physical fitness activities (such as walking, cycling, etc.), which are measured against the user's fitness goals to provide a comprehensive view of their fitness.

History

Google Fit was announced at the Google I/O conference on June 25, 2014. A software development kit for Google Fit was released on August 7, 2014.[5] Fit launched to the public on October 28, 2014.

In August 2018, Google announced a revamp to its Android Fit platform which adds activity goals based on activity recommendations from the American Heart Association and the World Health Organization.[6] The updates are meant to help Fit better provide metrics for activities other than walking and encourage users to engage in activities that will raise the heart rate without necessarily requiring a trip to the gym.[7]

In April 2019, Google announced Google Fit for iOS offering similar experience to its Android counterpart. Google Fit for iOS used Apple Health, Nike Run Club, Headspace or connected device such as Apple Watch or Wear OS smartwatch connected to user device.[8][9] In August 2019, Google announced dark theme, sleep insights and workout map feature availability.[10][11]

In April 2020, Google redesigned Google Fit.[12][13] In November 2020, Google Fit added iOS 14 widget.[14][15]

In February 2021, Google announced Pixel 5 exclusive feature for Google Fit, heart rate and respiratory measurement using Pixel 5's camera.[16]

In June 2021, Google announced support for paced walking.[17] Google announced unmentioned metrics in Google Fit to be deleted within 30 days.[18]

Functionality

Google Fit provides a single set of APIs for apps and device manufacturers to store and access activity data from fitness apps and sensors on Android and other devices (like wearables, heart rate monitors or connected scales). Users can choose who their fitness data is shared with as well as delete this information at any time.[5]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Google Fit: Health and Activity Tracking APKs". Android Police. APKMirror.
  2. ^ "Google Fit: Health and Activity Tracking APKs". Android Police. APKmirror.
  3. ^ "Google Fit – Activity Tracker". Apple Inc. App Store.
  4. ^ "Google Fit: Activity Tracker".
  5. ^ a b c Ghosh, Angana (August 7, 2014). "Google Fit Preview SDK now available". Google Developers Blog. Retrieved August 29, 2018.
  6. ^ Hollendoner, Margaret (August 21, 2018). "Introducing the new Google Fit". The Keyword. Retrieved August 21, 2018.
  7. ^ "Google Fit is getting redesigned with new health-tracking rings". The Verge. Retrieved August 29, 2018.
  8. ^ "Google Fit is now on iOS". Google. April 24, 2019. Retrieved April 25, 2019.
  9. ^ "Google Fit comes to iOS". TechCrunch. Retrieved April 25, 2019.
  10. ^ Garun, Natt (August 2, 2019). "Dark theme is coming to Google Fit next week". The Verge. Retrieved August 2, 2019.((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  11. ^ Brown, Shelby (August 2, 2019). "Google Fit's updates might help you get better sleep". CNET. Retrieved August 2, 2019.((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  12. ^ Fingas, Jon (April 7, 2020). "Google Fit redesign focuses on your step count". Engadget. Retrieved April 7, 2020.((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  13. ^ Peters, Jay (April 7, 2020). "Google Fit redesign makes step tracking much more prominent". The Verge. Retrieved April 7, 2020.((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  14. ^ Perez, Sarah (November 19, 2020). "Google rolls out iOS widgets for Gmail, Drive and Fit; says Calendar and Chrome coming soon". TechCrunch. Retrieved November 19, 2020.((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  15. ^ Bonifacic, Igor (November 19, 2020). "Google now has iOS widgets for Gmail, Drive and Fit, with more on the way". Engadget. Retrieved November 19, 2020.((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  16. ^ Kellen (February 4, 2021). "Google Gives Pixel Phones Two Exclusive Google Fit Features". www.droid-life.com. Retrieved February 4, 2021.((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  17. ^ Li, Abner (June 9, 2021). "[Update: Official] Google Fit for Android adds guided 'Paced Walking' activity". 9to5Google. Retrieved June 9, 2021.
  18. ^ Li, Abner (June 18, 2021). "Google Fit to delete old data following calculation changes". 9to5Google. Retrieved June 18, 2021.