Google Fit update brings widgets and guided exercises this holiday season

Google Fit received its last big update in August, when it was redesigned to follow Google's Material Design style and altered to focus on heart rate rather than duration of exercise.

For folks using Google Fit on an Android phone, you'll soon have access to home screen widgets.

Google Fit's (Android) newest updates have arrived just in time for the holidays. You can check your progress quicker since the widget displays Heart Points, Move Minutes, daily calories, how many steps you've taken, and other stats.

Moving inside the Google Fit app, you'll now get to see information about your most recent workout on the top along with a map of your activity if you were outdoors.

This update brings a new and useful interface for logging physical activity, a new homescreen widget for easy view, and a new breathing exercise for those who own Wear OS devices. You'll also now get the option to edit the activity intensity manually so you can be sure you're gaining the right amount of points for the effort you're putting in.

Last but not least, Google Fit on Wear OS is getting guided breathing exercises similar to what we've seen on Samsung's Gear/Galaxy wearables, the Fitbit Versa and Ionic, and the Apple Watch.

The updates are going to berolled out over this week on both Android and Wear OS. Google says this feature will allow Fit to more accurate award Heart Points.