06 January 2021
Google Fit app on Wear OS is all set to receive a new update this week that will bring visual changes and new features. It is a major update as there are a bunch of things to talk about. All these changes are meant to make it convenient and quick for users to see vital stats and adjust workout settings on the fly.
The Wear OS app will show two tiles for quick access to stats related to the current workout. These stats will include the likes of calorie consumption, heart rate, distance covered, and the average time taken. Google says a quick swipe to the right will bring music playback controls as well as an option to edit workout settings.
For those who are into running, the newly updated app will show an alert for each kilometer/mile covered. The stats will show split time and a comparison with your last split. This will make it easier to understand your running performance. Heart Points will be visible at the top with a quick glance. You can also choose to see the current time or calories consumed instead of points.
There are many of us who get extra motivated to complete a workout if there are specific goals to achieve. Google Fit will now let you set goals as per your preference and need for each of the workouts. These goals can be set for Heart Points, calorie count, steps counter, and distance covered. The good thing is that the progress will be updated in real-time.
The app will further show an appreciation alert when you will complete daily Heart Point or/and steps goals. The Breathe tile has also been improved to see a summary of your last breathing session as well as an overview for the whole week. Lastly, Google Fit now lets users enable Touch Lock mode directly from your workout. This mode prevents accidental touches when you are busy working out.