Release Notes

This page contains information about Google Fit API releases. The changelog lists releases by date and includes any new features, bug fixes or significant performance improvements.

November 2017

Google Play services 11.6.0 introduces the following new Google Fit features:

  • Updated the Fitness API for the new GoogleApi-based clients, which automatically manage connections to services and require less boilerplate code to use:

May 2015

Google Play services 7.5 introduces the following new Google Fit features:

  • Distance traveled and calories expended computations are available for subscription.
    • The Fit platform starts tracking distance and calorie data as soon as an app on the device subscribes to the data. For more information on how to subscribe to data types, see Record Fitness Data.
    • The data is not available in real-time with the Sensors API.
  • The Fit platform can now store exercise routine data, such as bicep curls and squats, with the com.google.activity.exercise data type. For more information on the exercises Fit can store, see WorkoutExercises.

April 2015

Google Play services 7.3 introduces the following new Google Fit features:

  • The Fit platform can now track nutrition data with the com.google.fitness data type.
    • The com.google.calories.consumed data type is now deprecated. Calorie consumption can be recorded with the com.google.fitness.item data type.
    • For more information on data types, see Fitness Data Types.
  • Developers can retrieve daily aggregate step counts for use in areas such as Android Wear watch faces. For more information, see Read daily total data.

March 2015

Google Play services 7.0 introduces the following new Google Fit features:

  • The Google Fit API is now modularized so that you can choose which features to include in your app. This change significantly reduces the memory requirement for apps that enable Google Fit and affects how you access the APIs. For more information on how to update your code, see Connect to the fitness service.
  • The Fit platform now calculates distance. To access the data, use the com.google.distance.delta data type. For more information on data types, see Fitness Data Types.
  • Developers can now read and write granular sleep data. This includes light sleep, deep sleep, REM, and awake activities. These granular activity types have been added to the FitnessActivities enumerated type.

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