Today, Google announced the redesigned Google Fit experience for Android phone and Wear OS by Google watch. The new Google Fit experience is centered around two simple and smart activity goals: Move Minutes and Heart Points. Google worked with the American Heart Association (AHA) and the World Health Organization (WHO) to develop this activity goals.
Here’s how you can earn Move Minutes and Heart Points:
- Earn Move Minutes for all of your activity and get motivated to make small, healthy changes throughout your day, like taking the stairs instead of the elevator, or catching up with a friend over a walk instead of a coffee.
- Activities that get your heart pumping harder result in even greater health benefits. Heart Points give you credit for these activities. You’ll score one point for each minute of moderate activity, like picking up the pace while walking your dog, and double points for more intense activities like running or kickboxing.
In addition, Google Fit will also automatically detect other activities like walking, running or biking. Google Fit also works with other fitness apps like Strava, Runkeeper, Endomondo and MyFitnessPal. The journal in Google Fit will show your activities, achievements and goal progress across all of your apps.
This new experience will be rolled out to users around the world starting this week.