Google Shutting Down Google Fit Website to Focus on Android and Wear OS

Posted on February 22, 2019 by Mehedi Hassan in Android, Google, Mobile with 4 Comments

Chances are if you are an Android user, you probably use Google Fit to track your fitness. The service got a big redesign early last year and picked up more features later on the year.

And although Google Fit picked up some massive improvements on Android and Wear OS, the web counterpart was a bit neglected. Google didn’t really update the Google Fit website (fit.google.com), and although it did have a pretty modern interface, last year’s massive revamp didn’t affect the web app at all.

So Google is completely shutting down Google Fit on the web, shifting its focus to the Android and Wear OS experience instead. Google is now displaying a warning on the Google Fit website (via 9to5Google), warning users of the shutdown that’s set to happen on 19 March. That is surprisingly a really short notice.

“As we continue to focus efforts on adding new capabilities that enhance the mobile and smartwatch Google Fit experience, we’ll be turning off this Google Fit website on 19 March 2019. To keep tracking your activities and get coaching toward your health goals, install the Fit app on your Android phone or Wear OS smartwatch,” the company said.

Google is expected to introduce a new Pixel smartwatch later this year, so shifting its focus to Android and Wear OS could be part of a much bigger plan for the company.

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