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The Workouts tile offers shortcuts to recent exercises and displays metrics while you’re exercising. Weather gets a new look that Google says is “easier on the eyes” and reveals the same old forecast information. Breathe, in the meantime, enables you to launch guided breathing sessions more shortly and tells you how your heart rate changed between the start and end of every session.
Google is also revamping its Fit app to better show data it’s pulling from various linked gadgets. In addition to the rings showing your steps and heart points progress, the home page may also display a summary of your metrics, your most recent exercise, and your developments over time for things like heart rate, weight, and blood pressure.
Sleep-tracking is also getting more useful, significantly for individuals who wear a smartwatch, ring, or use a connected mat in their beds. Fit will now show nightly activity, sleep levels, and let you set targets for bedtime schedules. This may also work for those who use sleep-tracking apps like Sleep As Android or Sleep Cycle, and Google says it will likely be increasing this feature so more gadgets and apps might be supported sooner or later.
These updates will probably be rolling out over the next few days, and whereas none of them are groundbreaking improvements, they’re a heartening sign that Google is constantly working on its wearable platform. Many of these additions are Google catching up to the likes of Samsung’s Tizen or Apple’s watchOS, however with a more frequent upgrade cadence, it appears Google can maintain releasing tools to close the hole while it potentially readies a new model in the background.