Tired of your pedometer simply counting your steps? With Google’s latest update to Google Fit, it will now recognize all of your activities: from cardio to strength training, what you eat plus how you rest, and coaches you every step of the way. I can actually confirm this, as my own Google Fit app knew I had been more active recently and asked me to increase my daily goal, which I begrudgingly did. But after one day with the new goal, I already achieved an additional 25 minutes of activity which will make me healthier.
Google Fit will now pull information from your favorite nutrition and sleep apps giving you the whole picture of your health. Diet apps such as MyFitnessPal, Fatsecret, Lifesum, or LoseIt are all compatible with Google Fit. And the compatible sleep apps: Sleep as Android, Xiaomi Mi Band and Mi Band 1S, Sony Smartband 2, or the Basis Peak.
Google Fit is bringing a whole new level of health monitoring just in time for those New Year’s Resolutions.
Here are the new features(Google):
Instant insights. See real-time stats for your runs, walks and rides on your phone. Google Fit will record your speed, pace, route, elevation, and more so you can stay motivated and on track.
Strength training. Want to add push-ups to your routine? If you have an Android Wear watch, you can start a daily challenge and your watch will automatically detect and count each sit-up, push-up, and squat. They’ll be added to your daily activity, so you get credit for each one.
If you would like to check out some of the coolest Android Wear devices, look below.
Huawei Watch – From $399.99 – LINK
Built to last
Made from high-quality materials like cold-forged stainless steel and a virtually scratch-proof sapphire crystal watch face for extra durability.
Crafted for comfort and style
Thoughtfully designed with a compact display size and ergonomic button placement for easy all-day wear. Choose from over 40 built-in and 1500 downloadable watch faces to change your look.
Crystal clear any time of day
See all the information you need in brilliant detail on the ultra-high resolution, 1.4-inch AMOLED display.
State-of-the-art fitness tracking
Built-in sensors measure movement and altitude to accurately track activities like walking, running, and stair climbing.
LG Watch Urbane – 2nd Edition LTE is available at AT&T and Verizon – from $299.99 – LINK
AT&T cellular capability
Make calls, text friends, receive notifications, and use your favorite apps on your watch with stand-alone cellular connection.
Verizon cellular capability
Text friends using the Verizon Message+ app, receive notifications, and use your favorite apps over a cellular connection.² Cellular call functions coming soon via Verizon updates.
Moto 360 for Women – $329.99 – LINK
Designed just for her
With a discrete lug design, an exceptionally thin bezel, and a narrower band, Moto 360 for Women is made to fit comfortably on smaller wrists, without compromising screen size.
ASUS ZenWatch 2, Navy Blue 49mm or Light Aqua 45mm – from $149.99 – LINK
Wellness support for mind and body
The built-in biosensor and redesigned ZenWatch Wellness Manager app monitor your activity and relaxation levels.
Designed for comfort
Curved glass and a stainless steel watch casing that conforms to your wrist, with soft leather or rubber straps for all-day wear. Choose from two sizes for an ideal fit.
- W1501Q: 320 x 320 (ppi 278)
- W1502Q: 280 x 280 (ppi 273)
- W1501Q: 49.6 x 40.7 x 9.5 mm
- W1502Q: 45.2 x 37.2 x 10.5 mm
- W1501Q: around 70 g
- W1502Q: around 60 g
- W1501Q: Gunmetal, Navy Blue strap
- W1502Q: Silver, Light Aqua strap
- W1501Q: 400 mAh
- W1502Q: 300 mAh
- Single mic
- Bluetooth® 4.1
- Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g
- 6 Axis (gyrometer and accelerometer)
- IP67 dust and water resistant
- W1501Q comes with a changeable 22-mm quick-release band
- W1502Q comes with a changeable 18-mm quick-release band
Source – Google Blog