The best Android fitness apps to help you achieve your goals

Summary

  • Google Fit is a comprehensive fitness tracking app that counts calories, maps walks/runs, tracks heart rate, and monitors sleep.
  • Strava combines fitness tracking with social media features, allowing users to share their activities and compete with others.
  • Nike Run Club offers guided runs, coached exercise regimens, and GPS tracking for walkers and runners. It’s a great app for progress and coaching.

Jumpstarting a daily routine to get your life in order is sometimes more complicated than it needs to be. Healthy living is about keeping your mental well-being and physical fitness in check. Still, sometimes we need to figure out where to begin and how to maintain our fitness, which is why we turn to external help from some of the best apps on Android. Apps enable healthy habits like exercise routines and guided meditations, record our daily progress, and showcase how close we are to meeting those goals. This is why we’ve inspected some of the best fitness and health apps available on Android that you can link to your favorite smartwatch or phone to hit the ground running.

1 Google Fit

When it comes to getting a clearer picture of your overall health, counting out expended calories, utilizing GPS to map your walks/runs, and gauging your heartbeat over time, almost no app does it better than Google Fit. Not only is Google Fit the default fitness tracking option on Wear OS smartwatches, but it’s also one of the most well-rounded solutions in the Android ecosystem. The app uses a unique “move minutes” tracking system that gauges how many complete minutes you’re in motion throughout the day. It also marks down “heart points,” which account for more rigorous exercises, such as brisk walks, runs, etc.

In addition to these metrics, Fit keeps a log of your steps walked,

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Google Meet and Zoom achieve bilateral interoperability

The basic features of one platform work on the other’s interface now


Since the onset of the pandemic and the transition to remote work, we have a newfound respect for the capabilities of the best video conferencing utilities. While many services tried to make a name for themselves in this space over the last few years, Zoom and Google Meet were arguably among the most successful of the lot. Google is now announcing deep interoperability with Zoom.

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Google Meet and Zoom are neck-and-neck as far as features go, but anyone racing to switch between the two programs for their next meeting would know how stressful the process can be juggling these services. Google announced plans to make Meet and Zoom interoperable back in October 2022. Now making good on that promise, Google allows you to hop onto a Meet call from a Zoom Room and to use Meet hardware for Zoom calls.

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Zoom meetings on Meet hardware (left), and Google Meet on Zoom Rooms (right)

However, remember that the new interoperability between the two services only extends basic video conferencing utilities, and a handful of convenience-oriented features like two-way lobby bypass, scheduled join, join via meeting code, etc. More advanced Zoom features like polls, dual-screen support, and wired presentation may not be accessible through Meet’s user interface.

This development adds Zoom to the list of other popular conferencing platforms like Cisco Webex and Pexip. Google is, mercifully, offering these integrations for free, perhaps only to make it easier for you to switch between platforms without the jarring transitions of the user interface. The company also offers full-fledged support documentation where you can learn how to use the new integration.

You can get started using Zoom interoperability on Meet starting January 26, but the feature

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