Google Fit Launches on iPhone With Apple Health and Apple Watch Integration

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Over four years after debuting on Android, and following a significant redesign last year, Google Fit is now available on iOS.


The fitness tracking app can track workout sessions completed with both an Apple Watch or a Wear OS smartwatch, and it also integrates movement data from apps connected to Apple Health, such as Sleep Cycle, Nike Run Club, and Headspace.

Google Fit keeps users motivated with Move Minutes and Heart Points based on American Heart Association and World Health Organization recommendations for weekly physical activity. The more you move, the more Move Minutes you earn. The more intensely you move, the more Heart Points you earn.

A journal feature allows users to track their activities and view their progress towards weekly Move Minutes and Heart Points goals.

While some Google Fit data was already available on iOS through the Wear OS app, owning a Wear OS smartwatch was a requirement. With full Apple Health and Apple Watch integration, the standalone Google Fit app is a much better solution.

Google Fit is a free download on the App Store.

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SoN1NjA

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Nice to see it inspires people to move, unlike the Apple Health app which merely shows data that nobody cares about

Who knew people that can't afford a $500 Apple Watch would also like to exercise?!
 
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archer75

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Nice to see it inspires people to move, unlike the Apple Health app which merely shows data that nobody cares about

Who knew people that can't afford a $500 Apple Watch would also like to exercise?!
huh? The apple health app is actually useful and has tons of data that people do use. It's much more complete than the google fit app and does have data that I most definitely care about. Syncs with my scale and tracks BMI, weight, muscle mass and many other categories. Syncs with our local hospitals so I can have all my health data in once place. Tracks my heart rate and workouts. I log my blood pressure and cholesterol. It's incredibly useful. Stores data like calories, macros and other nutrients which can be very helpful for health and weight loss. Yes, I use it all.

Bundled with the rings app, activity sharing, workouts, it goes well beyond anything google fit does. And no, you don't have to buy a $500 apple watch. Recently the series 3, which I have, was on sale at best buy for $199
 

Dario69

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huh? The apple health app is actually useful and has tons of data that people do use. It's much more complete than the google fit app and does have data that I most definitely care about. Syncs with my scale and tracks BMI, weight, muscle mass and many other categories. Syncs with our local hospitals so I can have all my health data in once place. Tracks my heart rate and workouts. I log my blood pressure and cholesterol. It's incredibly useful. Stores data like calories, macros and other nutrients which can be very helpful for health and weight loss. Yes, I use it all.

Bundled with the rings app, activity sharing, workouts, it goes well beyond anything google fit does. And no, you don't have to buy a $500 apple watch. Recently the series 3, which I have, was on sale at best buy for $199
Exactly. Google Fit is utter crap. And when you factor in the privacy issues it becomes a complete stink bomb. Apple has the fitness market covered and Google knows it and wants to profit off of it. This makes it obvious.
 

robbysibrahim

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Nice! Less and less reason to complain about lack of choices on iOS everyday.
[doublepost=1556135697][/doublepost]Can we get filter on MR to exclude the privacy phobia comments? Cat's out of the bag folks. Accept it.

A useful thought exercise I learned when facing a fear is to carry it out in your mind to the worst case scenario. What is the worst thing that can happen to you with your usage data? I'm actually really curious to hear hypothetical or real examples because I don't spend much time on the negatives and focus on all the benefits of tech.
 

Madmic23

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Uhm, like sell it to insurance companies who review it and adjust your rates, or even deny coverage, based on internal formulas of risk? SO many scary abuses of this...
Google doesn’t sell your data. I don’t know why people keep thinking this. They sell your eyeballs.

I can’t pay Google $10 to see your browsing history. I can pay Google $10 to show ads to people that frequent Apple websites. That’s a big difference.
 

matrix07

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Nice to see it inspires people to move, unlike the Apple Health app which merely shows data that nobody cares about

Who knew people that can't afford a $500 Apple Watch would also like to exercise?!
It’s Activities job to inspire you to move, not Health. Health is more than that, hence this app is integrated to Health.
@chucker23n1 is right. This app is Activities rip off, just changing circle to octagon.
 

Morgenland

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What are the benefits to this?
Google fit connects directly to the Apples Health interface.
Whoever does this will reward Google with all private health data.

Who will be so crazy? Only fools.

Why does the guys at MacRumors promote something like this?
 

BeefCake 15

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Nice! Less and less reason to complain about lack of choices on iOS everyday.
[doublepost=1556135697][/doublepost]Can we get filter on MR to exclude the privacy phobia comments? Cat's out of the bag folks. Accept it.

A useful thought exercise I learned when facing a fear is to carry it out in your mind to the worst case scenario. What is the worst thing that can happen to you with your usage data? I'm actually really curious to hear hypothetical or real examples because I don't spend much time on the negatives and focus on all the benefits of tech.
Regulation changes that will allow Google to sell this data to tailor your insurance quotes.
Tyrannical regime subpoenas this information as a way to go after dissidents.
Many other scenarios that can be derived if you follow world news.
 

QuadeC

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Nice to see it inspires people to move, unlike the Apple Health app which merely shows data that nobody cares about

Who knew people that can't afford a $500 Apple Watch would also like to exercise?!
“Data nobody cares about”

I have lost 60 pounds over the last 18 months to two years and I like to think that the Apple Watch helped. I had planned before I bought the watch, but the watch was kind of the means to do it.

I use LifeSum to track what I eat daily and amount of calories ingested. I use this app and integrate it into my health app. LifeSum gives calories and amount of protein, fat, and carbs on the free version. In order to see sodium, potassium, vitamin and mineral content, you’d have to buy a subscription plan. But I’ve noticed that if you integrate with Apple health then it supplies that information in the Apple health app without having to pay for a LifeSum subscription. Honestly I use LifeSum to form my food logs at a glance, but I find myself using Apple health way more analytically just because it has everything there I need.

With the health app I am able to track my food logs more intimately than with just LifeSum alone. I can use this information along with my calories burned to see where I stand during the day. Sure Apple health app might have a niche market, but I find it to be tremendously helpful.
 
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