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Google Fit Adds Incentive To Exercisers’ Workouts With Points Accumulation

Google Fit Adds Incentive To Exercisers’ Workouts With Points Accumulation
Health

The health platform is debuting two new features designed to motivate users into taking small steps to be more active, providing them with support during their activity

Sara Roncero-Menendez
  • 22 august 2018

Staying motivated and following a fitness regime can be tough, but Google is looking to help by creating a new system meant to pique people’s interest by assigning points to various actions throughout the day.

Google Fit‘s new “Move Minutes” and “Heart Points” are designed to better track and record different exercises, big and small. Move Minutes track how often users are moving, even for exercises like yoga where they are not taking steps. Heart Points measure heart rate and encourage users to get their hearts pumping, even if they are just going out for a walk. Google developed these tools with the help of the American Heart Association and the World Health Organization.

While this idea may seem fun for naturally competitive people, the points are intended only to give users a sense of pride and a better understanding of how impactful their workout was. Google Fit hopes to extend its brand’s reach and provide guidance throughout users’ daily routines.

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Staying motivated and following a fitness regime can be tough, but Google is looking to help by creating a new system meant to pique people’s interest by assigning points to various actions throughout the day.

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