How to use Google Fit: Get set with the Android fitness platform

Our guide to getting up and running with Google’s fitness ecosystem

Since Google Fit and Apple Health both arrived in late 2014, the pair have since been busy adding assorted features and functions to their respective health monitoring and activity tracking apps.

Google Fit is the simpler, less medical-focused version of the two, utilising the advanced sensors in your smartphone to work out when you’re walking, jogging or cycling. It also works neatly with Android Wear smartwatches and the web, and support for third-party devices and apps is on the up.

So, if you’ve just picked up a new Wear watch or you’re ready to ditch your current fitness app favourite, here’s how to get started with Google Fit.

Still have a question about Google’s smartwatch OS? Check out our Android Wear super guide.

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