Google details the new Fit workout features making it to Wear OS devices

Google Fit received a major revamp last week, bringing new features and UI to the app on Android and iOS. The search giant also previewed new Tiles coming to Wear OS devices that make it easier to start and track workouts from the smartwatch. The firm has now detailed the improvements made to the feature in a separate support document (spotted by 9to5Google).

The revamped experience now features two Tiles for workouts, with the center screen providing basic stats such as time elapsed, distance, and pace – for runners. The Tile on the right provides performance metrics such as calories burnt, steps covered, and Heart Point, which can be cycled through by tapping on the metric. The top of the screen houses a heart rate zone indicator. The new UI also provides completion alerts for each unit of distance – or splits –, including pace information and remaining distance callouts.

Additionally, users can now set goals before commencing a workout by tapping on the flag icon and choosing their preferred goal from the list. These goals include distance, calories, Heart Points, and more. There is also a new celebration animation for when users hit their target for Heart Points or steps, every day.

The leftmost screen features quick settings and music controls. Users can now turn on Touch Lock from the quick settings to prevent accidental touches on the display. However, this does not disable the physical button, making it easy to switch screens or pause workouts.

Lastly, the new Breathe Tile – akin to the one present in Samsung’s devices – provides guided breathing sessions and post-session summary of heart rate changes, and more.

These features will make it to Wear OS through an update to the Fit app starting this week.

Source: Google via 9to5Google

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