Apple is going all-in with health features in its mobile products, especially with the Apple Watch. But Google isn’t giving up on that market anytime soon. The company has its own effort, Google Fit, and it’s just been made available for iOS devices.
On Wednesday, Google officially announced that Google Fit is now available on iOS. It will allow iPhone owners to track their Heart Points and Move Minutes. It’s also available on the iPad as well. Google notes that apps that connect to Apple Health, including Nike Run Club, will also sync with Google Fit.
It also works with an Apple Watch (and a Wear OS smartwatch as well).
“Apps you connect to Apple Health, such as Sleep Cycle, Nike Run Club and Headspace, sync with Google Fit to provide a holistic view of your health and show the Heart Points and Move Minutes you earn through other activities. And whether you own an Apple Watch or Wear OS by Google smartwatch, Google Fit keeps track of your workout sessions. With your journal, you’ll get a snapshot of the things that you do to help you get better sleep, be more mindful and get more active.”
Google Fit is a free download. You can find a link to the app below. And while most Apple device owners are probably already using Apple Health to track their progress on a regular basis, it’s always good to have another option out there.
[via Google Blog]
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