Google has a solid fitness ecosystem in Fitbit. The company acquired Fitbit in 2021, and since then, Google has continued releasing Fitbit wearables and made the Fitbit app an integral part of its recent smartwatch releases, the Pixel Watch and the Pixel Watch 2. The app itself is an amazing resource for everything fitness-related, and it even got a fresh coat of paint recently. Now, Google is further improving it with the addition of new features.
Fitbit has announced significant updates to its app based on user feedback, making for the first major feature update since the redesign that launched in September. These changes aim to enhance user experience and bring much-requested improvements to the app. Notable updates include the addition of battery percentage on the Today tab, providing users with a quick view of their device’s battery level. Celebrations for achieving daily step goals have been introduced, and they are scheduled to roll out to iPhone owners in early 2024.
A fan-favorite feature, Step Streaks, has made a comeback, now available on iPhone and debuting for the first time on Android. If you were worried about your previous streak pre-removal, you will be able to keep your old step streak if you previously had one, as it’s using the old data for the new implementation. That way, you can pick up right where you left off. It’s weird why they were removed in the first place, but it’s good to see they’re back. Additionally, the app introduces new focus metrics, allowing users to customize their health and fitness journey further. Users can personalize their Today screen by selecting focus metrics that align with their specific goals.
If it sounds like you read this stuff before, it’s because you did. These changes were announced last month, but they didn’t roll out then. Now, they are actually making their way to devices. These changes are rolling out starting today, so make sure to keep an eye out for an update coming soon to your Android phone or iPhone. If you’re not seeing it just yet, it might take a few days or weeks.