Google Fit has been in dire need of a major update for quite a while now, and less than two months before Google's expected fall hardware event where we're anticipating the company's first Pixel Watch, our prayers have been answered.
Starting this week, a brand-new Google Fit will begin rolling out to users everywhere on Android, iOS, and Wear OS. There's a lot to take in, but the biggest change you'll notice at first are the new visuals.
The new Google Fit showcases Google's new Material Theme UI with lots of white, the Google Sans font, a bottom navigation bar, etc. It's not quite as colorful as the old Google Fit, but I love the new design.
As for functional changes, Google Fit will no longer pester you for getting X amount of steps, stairs, miles, etc. tracked during the day. Instead, the app has two main goals for you to accomplish —Move Minutes and Heart Points. Move Minutes are earned for any physical activity you partake in, including a brisk walk, jogging, yoga, etc. In regards to Heart Points, you'll get one heart point for each minute of moderate activity and two points for each minute of intense activity. Similiar to other fitness tracking apps, Move Minutes and Heart Points are tracked via progress circles that turn into octagons once you achieve your goal.
And, just like before, you can connect other apps such as Strava, MyFitnessPal, Runkeeper, and more to Google Fit so you can get Move Minutes and Heart Points based on activity tracked through them, too.