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Google Assistant can now track wellness data from third-party services

Google Assistant can now track wellness data from third-party services

About a year ago, Google signed an agreement to acquire Fitbit and therefore create its own lineup of wearables. Although the deal is still pending regulatory approval, both companies have been working on joining forces and bringing their services together. Just a few days ago, Fitbit's new operating system built native Assistant integration to the company's watches, in addition to Alexa.

To further complete this process, Assistant has received a new Wellness section, which integrates with Fitbit trackers and lets you access sleep data from any assistant-compatible device.

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Google Fit receives new home screen and better sleep tracking

Google Fit receives new home screen and better sleep tracking

Google Fit has been in a state of limbo for a while now. It has always lagged behind competing services from Apple, Samsung, and others, and sometimes has broke entirely. Thankfully, Google has revealed a major update to Fit today, along with a few minor new features for Wear OS.

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Endomondo is shutting down at the end of the year

Endomondo is shutting down at the end of the year

When it comes to tracking your fitness, there's a bunch of apps you can pick from. Sadly, many have started to disappear or have been merged with those of fitness wear companies. One of these is Endomondo, which used to be one of the market leaders and has been around for years. Unfortunately, Under Armour has decided it didn't need to keep it alongside its other apps and is now shutting it down.

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Peloton Android TV app can now track your heartbeat during workouts

Peloton Android TV app can now track your heartbeat during workouts

People who could afford Peloton have been taking up synchronous sessions on their stationary bikes and treadmills. To top it off, those who have a heart rate monitor with ANT+ support can connect it to those machines. Now, those who are using their Android TVs to partake in full-body routines can connect their HRM and tie their pulse stats with their workouts.

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Fitbit makes it easier to track blood oxygen with new SpO2-monitoring watch face

Fitbit makes it easier to track blood oxygen with new SpO2-monitoring watch face

With the advent of the fitness-focused wearable, everyone suddenly became a lot more conscious of their health. Fitbit introduced blood oxygen saturation monitoring for many of its existing smartwatches earlier this year, and now the company is giving customers a new watch face to easily check SpO2 levels at a glance.

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Fitbit’s 2020 smartwatch lineup leaks, including the Versa 3 and new Fitbit Sense

Fitbit’s 2020 smartwatch lineup leaks, including the Versa 3 and new Fitbit Sense

Google’s plan to acquire Fitbit has come under fire for the potential misuse of users’ health data, stalling the deal announced in November. In the meantime, Fitbit is continuing to work on its smartwatch range, and we could see some new product launches pretty soon. A WinFuture report details that Fitbit will add a new high-end timepiece named Sense to its lineup, along with new iterations of the Versa and Inspire series.

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Transform your health in 100 days with SOTKA, the free educational fitness app (Sponsored)

Transform your health in 100 days with SOTKA, the free educational fitness app (Sponsored)

As the COVID-19 quarantine keeps a tight grip around most of the globe, staying in shape has grown increasingly more difficult, especially for those who used to frequent the gym several times a week. With many fitness centers severely restricted or closed down entirely, fit fanatics have adopted other regimens — like street workouts, an exercise subculture cofounded by Anton Kuchumov — in order to stay in shape. Keep your body toned and healthy with some help from SOTKA, the free "edufitness" app by Kuchumov himself.

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Bixby comes to Samsung Gear S3 smartwatches ahead of S-Voice shutdown

Bixby comes to Samsung Gear S3 smartwatches ahead of S-Voice shutdown

Samsung's smartwatches are one of the better choices when it comes to the Android side of wearables. The company released its Gear S3 watch back in 2016 to solid reviews, and it has kept owners on their feet with new updates since then. Last year, the S3 received an update to Samsung's One UI, and now it looks like a new update, System Update 7, is rolling out.

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The best Android apps to track nutrition, calories, and weight

The best Android apps to track nutrition, calories, and weight

Spending more time at home can mean you're less active, but it could also lead to less than healthy changes to your diet (we aren't judging). Although there's nothing wrong with treating yourself, takeout every night may be sustainable for your waistline in the long run. Because we care about your health and well-being (and you should too!), we've put together a list of apps that can help you maintain a healthy diet and even provide meal recommendations.

Calorie Counter - MyFitnessPal

We often don't realize the number of calories we're eating versus how many we need to sustain our weight.

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How to get fit with Android and Wear OS, part three: Understanding data and how it reflects your health

How to get fit with Android and Wear OS, part three: Understanding data and how it reflects your health

So far, you've chosen your Wear OS watch, and you've started to gather vital health metrics. While those are critical steps, having a ton of information at your fingertips is only useful if you understand what it means. In the third installment of How to Get Fit with Android and Wear OS, we're diving into your data and deciphering how it reflects on your overall health.

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