Google Fit for the web gets axed

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The search giant didn’t make an official blog announcement but instead plastered a large orange banner on the top of the page.

Another day, another Google service goes the way of Ol’ Yeller. Well, sort of. Google Fit for the web will no longer be available after March 19, 2019. That’s right ladies and gentlemen, Google is removing fit.google.com in favor of its Wear OS and Android app variants.

The search giant didn’t make an official blog announcement but instead plastered a large orange banner on the top of the page. Here’s what it says:

Google Fit is dedicated to coaching you to lead a healthier and more active lifestyle, and making healthy behavior changes easier to achieve. In the last year, we redesigned Google Fit with new activity goals based on the American Heart Association and World Health Organization physical activity recommendations, added guided breathing and home screen widgets, and hosted a New Year 30-day challenge. As we continue to focus efforts on adding new capabilities that enhance the mobile and smartwatch Google Fit experience, we’ll be turning off this Google Fit website on 19 March 2019. To keep tracking your activities and get coaching toward your health goals, install the Fit app on your Android phone or Wear OS smartwatch.

So after that fateful Wednesday in March, users will only have the ability to track their health information through the mobile apps. The Fit web page made tracking and viewing long-term health information quite easy for many of us. Even so, Google promising to add new capabilities to its Android and Wear OS apps is exciting to see.

From homescreen widgets to the new material theme, the app is being updated regularly. The app for Wear OS recently saw the addition of breathing exercises to the app. That’s a good sign for the life of the Fit app.

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 Source: 9to5Google

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