Weight Loss with Google Fit App: Does it Work?

Google Fit is unlike other fitness trackers out there in the sense that you can link it to other fitness tracking apps and consolidate them for easier understanding. It is one of the best apps that can help anyone who aims to lose weight.

Here are some of the ways through which Google Fit can help you lose weight effectively.

Helps you track your exercise

As mentioned earlier, Google Fit can work with running and cycling tracking apps. You can also use this app with wearable devices like smart bands that keep track of your heart rate, the number of steps taken, and the distance you have jogged or cycled (via GPS).

Google Fit takes all of the data from these wearable fitness trackers and calculates how many calories you have burned. You can also use the app to record the succeeding distances that you have traveled so you can strive to improve on your record.

Aside from running and cycling, Google Fit also lets you choose from 120 different types of activities and exercises. However, you will need to input your progress for most of the activities manually since tracking them automatically is still not possible (like when you are doing Pilates or yoga).

Helps keep track of your nutrition

Google Fit can work in conjunction with other apps to keep track of the number of calories that you consume. You will need to input the kind and amount of food that you have at every meal. This way, you can find out if you are burning more calories than you are consuming, and that is the sign that your workout will yield positive results.

Furthermore, by constantly updating your body weight in the app, Google Fit can use your estimated daily calorie burn to give you a rough estimate of how much longer it will take until you reach your weight loss goal.

Monitors your sleeping patterns

You can also link Google Fit to sleep tracking apps, like Sleep Like Android, so that you can determine if you are getting enough quality sleep. It will let you know whether you are getting enough deep and restful sleep every night.

Tracking the quality of your sleep is also important as sleep deprivation is a factor in unhealthy weight gain and obesity. If you find that you are not getting enough quality sleep at night, you might need to consult your physician for recommendations.


With the three benefits mentioned here, it is safe to say that Google Fit can indeed push you to reach your target weight and fitness goals. Just make sure that you combine your use of this app with healthy habits and lifestyle.

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