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Google Fit Update Adds More Than 100 Activities, Offline Android Wear Step Tracking

by Todd Haselton | December 12, 2014December 12, 2014 7:00 pm PDT

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Google Fit was first launched in late October, and it’s the company’s own health tracking software that works with sensors in phones and Android Wear devices. Google recently released a major update to the application, which already has more than 1 million downloads.

The latest version of Google Fit has a new “experimental” step detection feature that allows users to track their steps even if their Android Watch isn’t connected to the smartphone. It’s not clear how this works, but it could potentially allow you to go out for a jog and track your steps with an Android Wear watch while leaving your phone at home.

Speaking of exercise, the update also includes the ability to manually enter in data for more than 100 different activities. If you ride a bike for a half hour, for example, you can then enter and store that workout into Google Fit.

The update is available in the Google Play Store now and also includes performance improvements and bug fixes.

Google GigaOm

Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...

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