Having previewed it at its I/O conference for developers earlier this year, Google today announced the release of Google Fit – a new standalone health & fitness app for Android that aims to make it easier to track your activity and encourage you to become more active.
Designed to work with the sensors built into your smartphone, Google says the new app is able to automatically detect cycling, jogging and walking. You can set fitness goals based on the level of your activity, and not only monitor your progress from the phone itself, but also via a web interface, tablets, and Android Wear-based smartwatches.
Google Fit can also be used in conjunction with a number of third-party trackers and apps, including Strava, Withings, Runtastic, Runkeeper and Noom Coach – making it possible to access all of your health and fitness stats in a single central place.
Providing your smartphone is running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich or above, you can download the new app for free from Google Play today.
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