Google Fit v1.70 brings workout history, audio alerts, automatic heart rate tracking, and more to Android Wear [APK Download]

Google Fit v1.70 brings workout history, audio alerts, automatic heart rate tracking, and more to Android Wear [APK Download]


An update to Google Fit began rolling out to both phones and Android Wear this week. In terms of changes, watches took the lead on this release with a short list of fairly significant additions, including audio alerts during runs, updates to the workout mode, a new screen for workout history, and even automatic heart rate tracking for some recent models. While phones weren’t left out entirely, the only notable addition is a new app shortcut for handsets running Nougat and above.

What’s New

Official Changelog: For Android Wear:

  • Track your activity using the redesigned workout mode, and review summaries of past activities on Android Wear
  • Hear spoken announcements from Android Wear while you’re running
  • Automatically measure and track your heartrate throughout the day on the LG Watch Sport and Huawei Watch 2 (more devices are coming soon)

Unofficial Changelog: For Phones

  • New app shortcut: Log weight

Wear: Workout history

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Watches aren’t the best place to look at lots of data, but if you need a quick reminder of your recent activities, it might be easier than digging your phone out of a bag. That’s now possible thanks to a new workout history screen. It’s basically a lite version of the timeline on the phone app.

The latest entry is located near the bottom of Fit’s main screen, followed by a button that opens a longer workout history that runs back through several entries.

Wear: Redesigned running mode

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Workout mode in v1.70

Logging those workouts is also a bit different in the new version. Previously, the top of the screen was filled with the main workout metrics, followed by a screen of actions. The new version…



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