Do you like to exercise with an Android? If so, you’ll be pleased to learn that Google Fit is getting a spiffy update.
Google says that the new version of Google Fit includes support for real-time stats for your runs, walks, and rides on your phone. This means that you can check out your phone and see your speed, pace, route, elevation, and more and watch the numbers climb during your workout.
Another feature of this Google Fit update is support for strength training exercises. While wearing your Android Wear smartwatch, you can now count sit-ups, push-ups, and squats. And each one that you do will be added to your daily activity total.
Finally, Google Fit can show you information from various nutrition and sleep apps. The list of newly-supported apps include MyFitnessPal, LoseIt, Sleep as Android, Xiaomi Mi Band, Sony Smartband 2, and Basis Peak.
This looks like a solid Google Fit update. Being able to track your activity as it happens can be a great motivator, and because there are lots of different fitness and nutrition services out there, it’s good for Google Fit to support more services and integrate their information into Google’s Fit app. Doing so will help give a user a more complete picture of their activity.