Google Fit

The Material Design Fitness App

The Good


An important aspect of creating an app is to provide a wide variety of features while keeping the interface user-friendly and easy to navigate. Google Fit does this expertly by being able to record separate activities and the statistics that go with them. These statistics include time and calories burned. This is one of my favorite features of this app because people do many different exercises and being able to record most if not all of them is very appealing. In conclusion, Google Fit is an app that has great functionality that is very nice to see.


Smart-wear is an ever-increasing field and technology and like smartphones, they will begin to populate the market. These smart watches have many features related to fitness but some fitness apps haven't provided support for the devices on your wrist. However, Google Fit has addressed this by providing a version specialized for android wear.

Material Design

Although this aspect may not appeal to many, it still is worth noting. Material Design is a theme that can be found throughout the Android operating system (5.0 Lollipop+) and Google Fit matches this theme. Smooth Animations and bright colors populate the user interface clearly showing that it belongs with a phone with Android Lolipop

The Bad

Battery Consumption

The device that I tested Google Fit on was the Moto X 2014. This particular phone has a less than average battery life and I found that Google Fit was only making it worse. Usually, the Moto X 2014 has an average screen time of approximately 3 hours and 45 minutes. However, with application Google Fit, the life of my device was cut to below 3 hours. Obviously, this will vary from device to device but this definitely isn't a battery friendly device


Google Fit is overall an impressive Fitness App that does many things well, including gorgeous visual aesthetics, great functionality, and providing an intuitive user-interface. However, some might see the battery consumption to be a major turnoff for them if their device's battery is less than average. On the other hand, this issue can be easily addressed by Google through a software/firmware update. At the end of the day, Google Fit is an app that I can easily recommend to the average consumer with a solid rating of 4.5 stars out of 5
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