Essential apps and devices that work with Google Fit

David Nield

Google Fit wasn’t much to write home about when it first appeared in 2014, but it’s slowly been gaining extra features and functions over time, and there are now dozens of apps and wearables that plug straight into Google’s health platform.

Google Fit is focused mainly on collecting stats — on activity, sleep, weight and so on — rather than providing the comprehensive, all-in-one overview of your health and medical records that Apple Health wants to be. Fit is more basic, but it’s easier to use.

The Google Fit app is free to download for Android devices and once you’ve got it up and running it can use the sensors in your phone or on your wearable to track your progress. You can also add activities manually, or use one of the following apps or gadgets for the job instead.

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