Google Fit, and therefore the Google Fit app, is different from other fitness trackers. Here are some of the ways Google Fit can help you live healthier and lose weight effectively.
Helps you track your exercise
Google Fit can sync with running and bike tracking apps. You can also use this app with wearable devices like smartbands that record your heart rate, the number of steps you’ve taken, and the distance you’ve jogged or biked (via GPS).
Google Fit takes all the data from these wearable fitness trackers and calculates how many calories you burned and what distances you covered. You’ll have fun breaking your records and setting new high scores.
Apart from running and cycling, you can choose from 120 different types of activities and exercises when tracking with Google Fit. However, you may have to manually enter your progress for different activities, as automatic tracking is not possible for these disciplines (like Pilates or Yoga).
Helps keep track of your nutrition
Google Fit can connect with other apps to track the number of calories you consume. All you have to do is enter the type and amount of food you eat at each meal. This way, you can find out if you are burning more calories than you are consuming and determine if you are on track. Your fitness lifestyle becomes more measurable.
By updating your body weight in the app, Google Fit can also use your estimated daily calorie consumption to let you know how soon you can reach your weight loss goal.
Monitors your sleeping patterns
You can also link Google Fit to sleep tracking apps like Sleep Like Android, so you can tell if you’re getting enough quality sleep. This will tell you if you’re getting enough deep, restful sleep each night and if you may need to make changes to your sleep set-up (room, light, mattress, pillow, blanket, etc.).
Tracking sleep quality is important because lack of sleep is a factor in unhealthy weight gain and obesity. If you find that you are not getting enough quality sleep at night, you should ask your doctor for recommendations.
With the benefits mentioned here, it can be said that Google Fit can help you reach your target weight and fitness goals. Make sure that you combine the use of this app with healthy habits and lifestyle.