Move minutes are created to encourage you to move more and sit less. You can also still integrate apps like Strava, and you'll see these workouts in the Journal section of the app.
Google has redesigned its fitness app as it looks to redefine the "10,000 steps a day" exercise goal now used by many fitness trackers. Heart Points tracks how often you raise your heart rate and then awards you points-one minute of moderate excessive is worth one point, while more intense activities like swimming or boxing will yield double the points.
Just to make sure the user isn't JUST moving, the new Google Fit also focuses on Heart Points.
Getting to this point was the product of Google working with the American Heart Association and the World Health Organization to, as the company puts it, "understand the science behind physical activity" and figure out how to spur people into getting more active.
The new Google Fit has been redesigned to be centered around Move Minutes and Heart Points. The update will roll out beginning this week to Google Fit and Wear OS.
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For activities such as walking or biking, Google says Fit can automatically track your activity.
Fit has got a little long in the tooth while competing platforms like Apple Health and Fitbit have been bulking up. There's a lot to take in, but the biggest change you'll notice at first are the new visuals. As Kapil Parakh, medical lead for Google Fit, told Wareable, meeting the recommended 150 minutes of activity reduces risk of heart disease by 35%, diabetes by 40% and breast and colon cancer by 20%. In fact, the data shared from those apps will now contribute towards your Move Minutes and Heart Points.
Both Apple and Google are also taking steps to improve wellbeing and cut smartphone usage by introducing new screen time tools to help users track their phone use habits and cut down where necessary.
In a statement provided along with today's news, WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus noted that "Digital technologies offer limitless possibilities to improve health, from personal fitness to building stronger health systems for entire countries". The interface pictured above on an iPhone is part of the Wear OS app.