Google Fit redesign makes step tracking much more prominent

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Google is rolling out a refreshed user interface for its Google Fit apps for iOS, Android, and Wear OS that puts a bigger focus on step tracking. The app will now show your step count as one of the two main metrics in the two circles at the top of the app in place of the Move Minutes measurement.

“We recognize that counting steps is a familiar activity goal and a great starting point for many of our users when on the path to getting active,” a Google representative said in a blog post about the changes. “Many users track steps daily in Google Fit and in other apps, and it’s an important goal for them. We listened closely to our users and now both Heart Points and step count will be paired together as goals at the center of our app.”

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