Google Fit is ready to help iPhone owners get in shape

Health and fitness tracking platform comes to iOS
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Google Fit is now available to use on iOS devices for the first time, with the health and fitness platform set to play nice with iPhone, Apple Watch and Wear OS smartwatches paired to Apple's smartphone.

Google rebooted Fit last year to offer a more simplistic way of measuring your activity progress during the day, ditching step tracking for chasing Move Minutes and Heart Points.

Essential reading: How to use Google Fit

If you don't know what those mean, Move Minutes is all about the amount of time you spend doing physical activity during the day. So, that could be going for a walk or doing some yoga. Heart Points are awarded for more intense sessions of physical activity and when you're really getting that heart pumping.

On Wear OS smartwatches, Google Fit is able to tap into onboard heart rate monitors to detect when you're picking up the pace. It's not clear, though, if the same will be possible for the Apple Watch, too.

Like the Android Google Fit app, you'll be able to track workout sessions and access the Journal, where you can view all of your tracked activities. While most of the experience should be the same, you won't get a Google Fit widget on your iPhone home screen, like you can on Android phones - simply because widgets are not supported on Apple's smartphones.

Google confirmed to Wareable that the data from your Wear OS watch won't sync with Apple Health, but it will play nice with other apps including Sleep Cycle, Nike Run Club and Headspace, showing Heart Points and Move Minutes earned through other activities.

You can download the Google Fit for iOS app now from the Apple App Store if you want to give it a try.


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Michael Sawh


Michael Sawh has been covering the wearable tech industry since the very first Fitbit landed back in 2011. Previously the resident wearable tech expert at Trusted Reviews, he also marshaled the features section of

He also regularly contributed to T3 magazine when they needed someone to talk about fitness trackers, running watches, headphones, tablets, and phones.

Michael writes for GQ, Wired, Coach Mag, Metro, MSN, BBC Focus, Stuff, TechRadar and has made several appearances on the BBC Travel Show to talk all things tech. 

Michael is a lover of all things sports and fitness-tech related, clocking up over 15 marathons and has put in serious hours in the pool all in the name of testing every fitness wearable going. Expect to see him with a minimum of two wearables at any given time.

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