Google Fit update brings home screen widgets

Google Fit updated with breathing exercises and home screen widgets

The app itself now displays your last workout right on the home screen, which is an interesting change and Google doesn't say exactly why the app shows your previous workout on the homescreen. The update hasn't hit any of my devices yet, but it's coming this week according to Google - keep your eyes peeled.

Following a massive redesign of the Fit app, Google is adding new Wear OS features and widgets. Going forward, you'll be able to pin a widget, which will greatly help when you want to quickly check your Heart Points, Move Minutes or any other daily stats. That's great timing, because many folks use the new year to make a resolution to get in better shape, and these new Google Fit features can help with that.

Google lists two main things as new: Home screen widgets and a breathing coach.

The only downside is that the breathing exercises are only available on Wear OS for now.

Last but not least, Google Fit on Wear OS is getting guided breathing exercises similar to what we've seen on Samsung's Gear/Galaxy wearables, the Fitbit Versa and Ionic, and the Apple Watch.

Google Fit was revamped only in August, so you won't get to see a major difference. Other new features include a deeper workout report, including a Global Positioning System map, and the option to adjust intensity when manually adding a workout in the Journal tab.

The update will roll out throughout this week. This enables the app to analyze it more accurately and produce Heart Points (a reward for increasing your heart rate during exercise).

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