Tracking your Calorie burn with Google Fit
Google has recently overhauled its Google Fit app with a complete new design and interface. Google helps you keep fit and burn calories without actually going to the gym with its Google fit app. The Google fit app uses “Heart Points” and “Move minutes” to keep you moving and get those calories burning.
Google Fit is accessible on both Android as well as the Wear OS app. The Google fit app is all about rings and completing those rings to stay fit. Google has not been original with this part in the app. It has just followed what most other apps as well as Apple has done. The only thing different is that Googlefit has made its rings in partnership with the World Health organization and the American Heart Association.
What’s new in Google Fit?
Users will be encouraged to complete two goals in a day. One has to do with “Heart points” and the other with “Move Minutes”.
The idea behind both these new concepts is for users to be less stressed when it comes to burning calories. Users will not be pressured to go to the gym or undertake any stressful activities with the sole purpose of losing weight.
The concepts started in GoogleFit are meant to get people make small changes in their routines to get the best out of a calorie burn, like for example, taking the stairs instead of the elevator or parking a distance away from your workplace to walk and increase the amount of exercise you get.
Move Minutes to get you moving on Google Fit:
Move minutes on GoogleFit helps users choose an activity of their liking to get moving and burning calories. While some may prefer walking others may not and this has been taken into account by the app.
Users can even customize their work routine to burn more calories and measure their move minutes.
Heart Points to get your heart rate up on Google Fit:
Heart points on the other hand is meant to get your heart racing to burn calories without taking that extra trip to the gym.
It can be as simple as increasing the pace while walking or doing a HIIT( or maybe that is asking for too much).
Using Sensors with Google Fit:
On Android and Wear OS, Google will try to use as many sensors on the phone as possible to get Google fit to measure calorie burn.
You can even use GoogleFit with a Wear OS watch. Fit will definitely be better if you use it with a Wear OS watch.
No Claims with Using Google Fit:
Google has been careful not to make any health claims when it comes to its Fit app.
Google Fitness app sets goals like 150 minutes of moderate activity and 75 minutes of vigorous activity in a week to burn calories.
Heart points are aimed towards vigorous activity while moderate activity comes under the preview of move minutes.