Getting enough exercise is so hard to get these days. Or is it?
Well, there are people who are just not into exercise, right? But staying at home has definitely taken a toll on most people, with most resorting to a home workout.
As gyms across the globe have closed down due to the lockdowns, many people have taken advantage of working out at home and staying safe at the same time.
Others have been resourceful in looking for ways on how to stay active.
Are you stuck? Well, perhaps this will help you.
Google Fit gets a redesign that makes it easier for users to use. Also, it focuses on one thing that will really get you moving in your homes.
Google Fit redesign focuses on step count
Google Fit has been around for quite a few years not. And since its launch until now, Google’s activity tracking app has pretty much looked the same.
Finally, it is getting a major update on its design today. The redesigned app is totally a departure from its old look and feels, that users have been so used to all these years.
Also, the new design introduces a few new features that help take the service in a new direction.
Now, the new features…
In the new version, one of the most obvious new features is how instead the app focuses on active minutes – Move Minutes as what they are called now – the company has introduced the concept of Heart Points.
With this, users do not just score points for moving, they will also be rewarded for activities that actually get your heart beating a bit faster.
The app will give you one point for every minute of moderate activity and double points for more intense activities. Now, imagine going those HIIT workouts, running, kickboxing, and many more.
Here’s the catch:
You won’t be able to buy anything with those points, but at least it will keep you moving in the house and from bored. And you are more likely to live longer, so there is that.
Like before, Google Fit will automatically track your activities thanks to the sensors in your phone or WearOS smartwatch.
As always, you can always manually add activities too, or use apps such as Runkeeper, Strava, MyFitnessPal, and Endomondoto get credits for the workouts you track with them.
Another new: actionable coaching.
This new feature was definitely missing from the old version of the app. However, it still remains to be seen how useful this feature is in day-to-day use.
But the whole idea of the feature is to give you feedback on how active you have been throughout the week and to help you stay motivated as well.