Google has taken a more focused approach to health with the new Google Fit application that they unveiled at Google I/O at the end of June 2014, and they have steadily been updating the app with new features. The latest update which may already be live in the Play Store for some has touched down and we have the apk file for you to download for you. If you use Google Fit already you probably know that it’s a great little application one can use to somewhat consolidate all their health app information and data in one easy to use and easy to access location.
The app is pretty simple in terms of what it does compared to some of the other health oriented apps from the likes of Samsung, LG, Sony and others, by simply displaying tracking stats should you want to give them a glance. It provides a comprehensive view of your fitness, allowing you to connect to other third-party fitness apps through Google Fit, and alongside displaying all your fitness data in one spot, it can also help you reach your fitness goals, and track some of your fitness data with an user friendly approach. Just recently Google update Google Fit to version 1.51, and with the update come along some performance improvements and bug fixes, pretty standard of a Google app update. It also updated with 101 new fitness activities for you to track within the app, which you can manually enter.
There is also now a direct fix related to Android Wear in which there is a bug that affects the steps counted when a watch and a phone disconnect and try to re-connect. Android Police lists this as an experimental fix so we’re not sure if this completely fixes the issue for anyone. I also am not personally having this problem, so I can’t speak to how bad it actually is. As far as the new activities you can manually enter and track, there is a fairly large list. We’ll list a few of them here, but you can check the screenshot below for the full list of included new activities. Some of the new activities you can manually enter include Aerobics, Australian Football, Backcountry Skiing, Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Beach Volleyball, Biathlon, Boxing, ZumbA, Yoga, Calisthenics, Windsurfing, Circuit Training, Wheelchair and weigh Lifting. If you want the apk download and don’t want to wait for the update to hit the Play Store on your device, you can grab the apk file here and install the update now.