Google Fit: Keeping Android Users Healthy

Published: October 29, 2014 9:15 AM /


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With health issues such as obesity, heart disease, and other problems such as high cholesterol plaguing our society at epidemic levels over the past few years, fitness has become incredibly important to us as a society. This has become easier over the years with fitness apps for smartphones and tablets, as well as gadgets that enable us to track our caloric intake, steps taken, heart rate and more. Google has just released it's newest venture in the fitness application market with Google Fit, an application that allows you to track all of your fitness and activity levels and keep the information in one place (while accessing it across all of your devices.) 

According to the official Android Blog, which posted about Google Fit, the app uses sensors that are already in most android smartphones to automatically detect walking, biking and running. The app also allows you to set and monitor your fitness goals based on your activity levels and what you do on a regular basis. This seems to be a great option to measure how active you really are as well as monitoring and altering your goals in fitness and keep yourself motivated to keep pushing one step further. One of the best parts is that once you start using Google Fit, you can track your information from it on your smartphone, tablet and even your PC.

Google Fit Across Multiple Devices

By connecting your other fitness apps and gadgets to Google Fit (which is connected to your Google Account) all of your fitness data is stored in one place. No longer will you have to check 9 different apps and 4 different devices for information; not only that but with Google Fit you'll be able to compare previous data in order to see if you are progressing in your goals. As long as the android smartphone that Google Fit is attached to is on your person then Google Fit will continue to collect that data throughout the days and weeks you use it.

If you think that Google Fit is something you might be interested in then check it out today on Google Play. It is compatible with devices running Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich and above. Is this something that is worth doing? or is it dangerous to have such personal information be online all in one place? it is up to the user to decide what is best for them and their information.

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