Google has been cooking the Material design apps from a long time ago and certainly every Android user is aware of it. We had already seen the Android 5.0 Lollipop apps leaked from the Android 5.0 preview image of the Nexus 5 and definitely they left most of us curious enough to get those on our devices. Some of them worked like a charm on most of the devices but other flaunted a few slices of Material design and then force closed like a puny rat trap. This may be due to unavailability of the new API’s in the older versions but Google is showering with its Google apps updates recently and the Google Fit is the brand new among them.
The Google Fit is the latest addition to the the Google app family which is a fitness tracking app launched in competition to the Apple’s Health Kit and Samsung S Health. The Fitness apps saw a great response these days, thanks to the tasty extra cheese pizzas and doughnuts. Google’s Fitness app is partnered with many leading fitness apps and services like Strava, Withings, Runtastic, Runkeeper, and Noom Coach and Google speaks up that the number will increase in time. Google Fit is now available in the Google Play Store, so no more tinkering with the leaked Fitness app.
Compatible with the Android devices running ICS or the later versions, the Google fit app is primarily designed to sprinkle its mojo with the Android Wear devices. The app is supported by the Smart Phones and tablets as well but it’s highly unlikely that you carry a phablet to your morning jog. Adding to the point, Android wear devices provide more accurate information regarding the user’s location tracking rather than a Smart Phone. The Google Fit information can also be accessed on a PC using the Google Fit website → Click Here for Google Fit Website
Our interpretation may not be tasteful to the Google fan boys but we found that the functionality of the app is very limited at this point with options only to track running, walking and bicycling and left out parts like swimming, Gym and Yoga which covers one major chunk of the Fitness mantra. Heart Rate monitoring is possible if you have a smart watch that sports a supporting sensor which is common in the Android wear devices. The app is fairly impressive with the magic of Material design all over and it’s pretty simple and accurate when it comes to user interface and performance.
The app let’s you enter the details like gender, weight and height during the setup but there is no calorie chart or diet input section which is a let down. The material design with the circular notification layout is worth the view and the fitness graphs were also pretty good with amazing transition animations. Over all the app packs a simple material design interface with average features but we hope that Google will add more features to the app soon, until then you can find the app on the Play Store link given below.
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