Android Wear Google Fit watch face widget lands along with extra data

Google Fit adds distance and calorie estimates to the fitness tracking mix
Android Wear Google Fit watch face lands

Google Fit has been updated to include distance and calorie estimates, and there's a swanky new Android Wear widget arriving too.

In order to get the new metrics, you'll have to go into the app's settings and add you height, sex and weight and - like dedicated fitness trackers - Google Fit will then tap into an algorithm to give you an indication of how far you've travelled in a day, and how much of that full English breakfast you've managed to work off.

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The new Android Wear widget, which is also available as a widget for your smartphone's display, gives you a real time reading of how close you are to hitting your goal.

Google Fit was announced last year at Google I/O and left the developer labs to take on Apple Health in October.

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The platform is both an Android app and a web based portal, and can collect health info from a range of wearable devices, using APIs from the likes of Withings, Nike, HTC, LG, Motorola, Noom, Runtastic, RunKeeper and Polar.

Google Fit also works independently, using your phone's sensors to track things such as walking, running and cycling activity.

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