In August, Google Fit was completely redesigned with new metrics, material theme on Android and a prominent role in Wear OS. With this new focus on mobile killing the Google service's web-based desktop client next month
The depreciation was announced this week by a large orange banner at the top of fit.google.com which provides a long explanation. Google shuts down the desktop client to "focus efforts on adding new features that enhance mobile and smartwit Google Fit experience." The site will continue to work until Wednesday, March 19th.
Google Fit is dedicated to coaching you to lead a healthier and more active lifestyle, and to make healthy behavioral changes easier to achieve. Over the past year, we redesigned Google Fit with new activity targets based on the American Heart Association and World Health Organization physical activity recommendations, added guided breathing and home screen widgets, and hosted a New Year's 30-day challenge. As we continue to focus our efforts on adding new features that enhance the Google Fit mobile and smartwatch experience, we are closing this Google Fit site on March 19, 2019. If you want to continue tracking your activities and getting help with your health goals, you install Customize the app on your Android phone or Wear OS smartwatch.
Last year's service update did not extend to the Web. Today, it still retains the original material design and the red heart icon, but lacks moving minutes and heart points. The step count, the distance and the activities are still displayed online after the reconstruction, but the absence of FIT's new metrics was probably a prominent indicator that the site's days were limited.
In addition to displaying metrics and latest activities on a larger screen, Google Fit on the Web excelled when displaying a long-term monthly view of your activity. Users can also log in to weight and other activities that were not recorded.
For users of the phone and the Wear OS app, Google's commitment to adding new features is promising. The Android app is a good example of the material theme, while it is now a sweep away from the clock field. New updates have added several home screen widgets and breathing exercises to wearables. Google also hosted a New Year's challenge to encourage users to be more active, with 325,000 participants.
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