Google Fit is an application that is making a dent among users on Android. Thanks to this application, it is possible to keep track of the physical activity that is carried out at all times. It can therefore be a very useful application to use on Android, although many users do not take full advantage of the app.
Here are a series of tricks with which take advantage of Google Fit. You will discover that the application serves for much more than counting the steps we take; and that can be a good help to control our activity and fitness.
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Check your activity at all times
Google Fit allows us to have control over our activity at all times. If at any given time we want to see what we did on a specific day, be it the amount of steps or the time we were active or doing sports, it will be very easy to check. The application allows you to view daily data, but also data for a whole week or a whole month. So you can have a better perspective of the activity. What is there to do?
- Open Google Fit
- Click on the data of steps that have been taken.
- The calendar view opens, click on the day, week or month you want to see.
Set goals in Google Fit
Google Fit sets us activity goals, which in this case fall into two categories. The first is the Active Minutes, which is the time we have been doing some physical activity on that day. The other category is Cardio Points, which are obtained by performing activities that increase the heart rate. By default, comes the amount of points that can be achieved per day as a goal; but users can configure them to their liking, especially depending on the activity they carry out. People who do a lot of sport or move more than normal can set somewhat more demanding goals.
- Open the application
- Click on the Profile section.
- There you have to go to the section called Activity Objectives.
- Click on each objective to change the necessary points.
Google Fit records all activity that is carried out, as long as the phone (or a compatible wearable) is on top. There may be times when an activity was not saved because the mobile was not carried. In that case, the application always allows enter activities manually, such as walking, running or a huge amount of sports, which are not normally detected by default. You can add the time that this activity has been practiced and also the intensity of it. This makes it possible to keep track of everything that is done. The steps to follow are:
- Open the application
- On the main screen, press the + button.
- Click on the option Add activity.
- Fill in the activity data (type of activity, start and end time and intensity).
- Click on Save (at the top).
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Set up workouts
In addition to the activities, the application also allows a record of the workouts. When a training takes place, Google Fit will register everything in a more intensive way. In advance it is possible to configure various aspects of this in the application, so that everything is prepared. Thus, if we go out to train with some frequency, we can have a record of the trainings carried out in a simple way. The steps that have to be followed in this case are:
- Open the application
- Click on the + icon at the bottom.
- Select the option of Register training.
- Choose the type of activity to perform.
- When it's time to start training, tap Play.
- If you want to pause (to rest) click on pause.
- At the end of the training click on Finish.
Control the evolution of your weight
One of the first actions to take when we sign up for Google Fit is to enter the height and weight. Many people will use the application to control their activity and fitness, in addition to their weight. The application allows you to keep track of the weight you have introducing new records whenever we want. Thus, if we have set certain goals to lose weight, it will be possible to see the evolution of this process. In order to enter a new record with the weight, the following must be done:
- Open Google Fit
- Press the + button on the main screen.
- Select Add Weight from the menu that appears.
- Put the weight, in addition to the day and time in which you have weighed.
- Click on save.
This allows in a very simple way to have a good record about the weight and the way it evolves. For people who are dieting it can be a good help since they have very simple access to this graph with the evolution.
Take advantage of other applications
Google Fit has the advantage of being compatible with a large number of applications. The variety of them is wide, because we have from typical applications to manage training or register physical activities, to others such as sleep control. It is also possible to use it with Pokémon GO, so that you record the activity when you go hunting Pokémon. In Google Play there is a list of applications that work with Fit.
If any other application is used, it is important to remember that the synchronization is always carried out from the other application that has been linked to Google Fit. At the moment, the Google application does not have this possibility to link, so that function is not yet offered. The hope is that this will change in the future.
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Participate in Google Fit challenges
From time to time, the application usually organizes some challenges, such as the new year challenge. For many people it can be a good incentive to move more and be more active, so it's good to be aware of new challenges that are organized in the application. To be up to date on them we don't have to do much since they will appear on the main screen in the form of a notification. If this challenge is interesting, you just have to select it to participate. Then the application will provide information on the challenge in question.
As usual in applications, from time to time we get some notifications. They can be about new challenges that are available, others with tips on how to meet a certain goal or with tricks to improve your goals. They may be helpful, although for some users they don't help much. Google Fit allows you to remove these notifications easily, the steps for this are:
- Click on the profile section.
- Click on the settings icon.
- Go to the notifications section.
- Disable notifications that don't interest you.