Google Fit is getting a brand new UI this week as well as a new focus on how you can stay healthy. Well, two new focuses. According to a Google announcement for the “new” Google Fit, your fitness goals will now be measured by your Move Minutes and Heart Points.
These two metrics are based on activity recommendations from the American Heart Association (AHA) and the World Health Organization (WHO). They’ll try to motivate you by tracking how often you are moving (Move Minutes) and by the activities that get your heart pumping (Heart Points). In other words, you should not just get up and walk every day, but consider more intense activities too, to really earn extra points and keep that heart ticking.
The new Google Fit is also seeing a refresh in its UI, with a big tracker up top with those two metrics, followed by a breakdown of the rest of your health stats, including your history for the past week. I’d imagine there is even more baked in, but this is all Google has shared in a blog post.
Once the update rolls out, which it should start doing on Android and Wear OS this week, we’ll let you know if any other big benefits are there. You can see more at the Google Fit site too.