Announcing the updates, Google wrote on a support page that workout tracking for Wear OS will now be a “simpler user experience” on Google Fit, and that there is also a fresh new design to boot. Key metrics will be visible up front during workouts now, with two tiles dedicated to your performance. You can swipe right to access your media controls and settings in the middle of a workout. Google Fit will also let you get an alert for each kilometre/ mile crossed during a workout and also show your split time at a glance.
Workout performance metrics such as calories, steps, time, and heart points can be changed to track whatever is most important to you. You can check the metrics located on the top of your screen quickly. The Google Fit update also allows you to set a target distance, calorie count, steps, or heart points goals for each workout. You can get continuous updates on your progress for the same. The daily goal notifications for heart points and steps will also encourage you to celebrate meeting your goals.
The new Breathe Tile, another update Google had briefly touched upon last week, will provide easier access to guided breathing meditation. Once it’s done, you can view a summary that will show you how your heart rate changed between the beginning of the workout and the end. You can also choose to see a recap of your breathing sessions for the week.
The Google Fit Wear OS update will let you switch on Touch Lock directly from your workout, to prevent accidental taps. You’ll still be able to use your wearable’s buttons to pause, resume, and switch screens with this on. Hold the power button to switch Touch Lock off. Your watch must be on the latest system version of Wear OS for this feature to be available.
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