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Google Now looks after your health, now sports pedometer

Google Now ushers in pedometer, wants to look after you

By Anthony Garreffa on Nov 1, 2012 10:37 pm CDT - 0 mins, 52 secs reading time

After using Android 4.1 Jelly Bean on my Galaxy S II for the last month or so, I've really fallen in love with Google Now. There are numerous 'cards' that I use, such as transit details for my day job drive into work, and the weather.

Google Now looks after your health, now sports pedometer |

Google have now added in a new card, a pedometer, that tracks your steps and miles (or kilometres), all in the background of your phone. Droid Life are reporting they've noticed this happening in the background and the feature popped up as a new card - very nice.

The pedometer in Google Now compares months against each other of your fitness details, splitting up the activities depending on the type of activity you have done. There is a mention under the results that states "Based on your device's location which is periodically sent to Google".

I think this feature is great, and while I'm not a fitness junkie, it'll be nice to have this just happening in the background rather than being forced to download a separate pedometer application.

Anthony Garreffa

ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Anthony Garreffa

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games to be built around consoles. With FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with high-end, custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU technology is unwavering, and with next-gen NVIDIA GPUs about to launch alongside 4K 144Hz HDR G-Sync gaming monitors and BFGDs (65-inch 4K 120Hz HDR G-Sync TVs) there has never been a time to be more excited about technology.


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