25 April 2019
Just a week ago, Google Fit got an update and bumped up to the version 1.57. Google released this update after almost six months. The latest update mainly brought interface overhaul, UI, design changes. However, it wasn't a complete overhaul but a few changes did reflect as if something big has changed. We shared every little change with our folks. But, the update does include something more which hasn't emerged yet.
A teardown of an APK of GoogleFit v1.57 revealed that there are some other features that will be activated soon or turn up with the rollout of future updates. Before delving into the teardown done by AndroidPolice, we should know that Google too released a changelog which includes the mention of similar changes we reported earlier plus a few other as well.
Here's the Google Fit official changelog -
- More goal options and support for multiple goals. Set daily, weekly and monthly goals and goals for specific activities like "run three times a week".
- A new look that shows all of your daily stats at once.
- See how your weight is trending after logging a new measurement.
- See how your activity compares against other Fit users in your area.
- Bug fixes
We learned a different change in the latest version of GoogleFit through the official changelog. According to the feature listed in the changelog, you can compare your results against other Fit users in your area. Keep in mind, that although this feature is listed in the official changelog but it doesn't appear for many users, as reported by the source.
The tech site reports that the original Fit update was v1.57.49, but that was quickly followed by minor updates to .50 and .51 (apk available below). These individual versions didn't bring something new, but at least a couple of features have been enabled either from server-side. Before tearing apart the apk in order to discover those hidden gems, the tech site first listed down the changes they reported in the small revisions (.50& .51) after the original update (.49).
The very first change in the minor revision is the Personal Records. The source claims that the personal records for certain types of exercises can now show up as a card in your home view. Also, according to the site, “the recorded metrics focus on running and riding a bike, and show both the farthest distance you've gone in a single session and the longest amount of time spent.” You can also see a little message at the bottom of the personal records card that says “Fit will let you know when you set a new personal record.”
Another change is the Weight Trends. There is a card that covers the trend line of your weight. The previous version did include a graph, but it then hid in the Settings screen and only showed the direct lines not steady trend line over-time.
Before heading to the teardown, the tech site notifies the users that they should not believe that the APK will bring these possible changes to their app as the changes aren't turned up by the Google itself. Keep in mind, these changes may soon appear; teardown has reflected that there are so many changes appeared in the APK but expecting them to become available for you is a big no.
We're briefing the changes here, however, to know them in detail, head to the source link provided below -
- Navigation drawer will get a new link called "Challenges."
- Challenge Creation, management, and invites.
- Challenge type and duration.
- Winners and not winners.
- Local ranking.
- Nutritional data.
- Target weight.
As mentioned above, the apk of the smaller revision of Google Fit is available, you can download it. This will bump up the current version to 1.57.51 -
Google Fit v1.57.51 | Android | APK | APK Mirror