With the Pixel Watch officially, we now have a much clearer picture of Fitbit’s future. At the same time, it’s clear Google Fit will stick around, as we’ve seen the service ready for a new logo.
The new Google Fit logo is still a heart, but it’s no longer a closed shape. The red U-shape in the previous icon is now closer to a C, allowing the yellow part to become a checkmark. Meanwhile, Google has reversed the blue and green color so there’s now a blue tick just below the smaller yellow tick.
These tick marks could reflect how Google Fit prioritizes two metrics today: steps and heart points. Users are already greeted with a tick animation during the meeting.
This new logo has been hiding in Google Fit Wear OS complications for a while now, but the larger, color version you see in this article is our recreation of what we’re told will be the design when put on. online in the Android app.
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At Google, revamped icons are often a good sign of continued interest in a product. More concrete, however, is the torrent of evidence that has emerged since the Pixel Watch launched at I/O 2022. Fitbit co-founder James Park has explicitly said Google Fit will stick around, as long as there’s Health Connect on Android to “securely store health and fitness data on [your] phone and log in and share that data with some of the [your] favorite health and fitness apps. Google Fit and Fitbit, along with Samsung Health, announced upcoming Health Connect integrations, which would be a lot of work for a Google app that some assumed had no future.
Finally, Google said Health Services – Wear OS 3 “power-efficient and easy-to-use library for collecting real-time sensor data on smartwatches” – will “Power all brands’ health and fitness experiences Google and Fitbit on the recently announced Google Pixel Watch. It’s unclear exactly how Google Fit will co-exist, but it could be the built-in experience that doesn’t require users to install the Fitbit app.
Meanwhile, Assistant has just rolled out the ability to request your Google Fit (and Fitbit) stats by voice.
Overall, Google Fit is here to stay for the foreseeable future, and an icon might just be the start of things.
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