If you take your fitness seriously, there is no shortage of devices to help you monitor yourself, from smartbands to smartwatches to smartphones and tablets. Google officially threw its hat into the fitness ring with Tuesday's release of Google Fit in the Play Store. Google Fit uses the existing sensors in your current Android device to automatically track walking, biking and running activities. According to Google, it can also be used to consolidate data from popular devices and services such as Strava, Withings, Runtastic, Runkeeper and Noom Coach into one display.

Even if you don't have the latest Samsung Galaxy S5/Note4/Gear hardware, Fitbit Flex, Sony SmartBand or other hardware, you can still join the fitness party, provided you're willing to run, bike or walk enough to make a real impact on your health. The Play Store description follows:

Make a healthy change in your life by becoming more active, aware and motivated.

Effortlessly track your activity:
• Just carry your phone and get access to your walking, running and cycling activity.

Reach your fitness goals:
• Set goals based on either duration or steps and see your progress throughout the day.
• Receive performance-based recommendations for activity goals.

A comprehensive view of your fitness:
• Connect third party devices and apps to Fit and we'll show you all of your fitness data in one place.

Available everywhere:
• Compatible with all Android Wear devices.
• Also access Google Fit on the web at www.google.com/fit and on your tablet.
Judging by the reviews so far, there are still some issues to be worked out but that is basically par for the course for a brand-new app.

Google Fit is available for free in the Play Store.

Google Fit is available for free in the Play Store.​

Source: Google blog