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Effortless activity tracking with Google Fit
  1. Paolo Menaspà
  1. Correspondence to Dr Paolo Menaspà, School of Exercise and Health Sciences, Edith Cowan University, 270 Joondalup Drive, Joondalup, WA 6027, Australia; p.menaspa{at}

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Platform Android (V.4.0 and above)

Cost Free

About the app Google Fit actively contributes to the evolution of physical activity tracking with over five million downloads in 6 months since its release. The application is a simple and effortless activity tracker that runs in the background of Android devices and automatically recognises and records physical activities such as walking, running and cycling. Users can set their own activity goal (ie, duration of activity or number of steps) and using a countdown they can see how far they are from achieving their daily goal. The app also presents an overview of daily …

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  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.