Android Wear devices, such as the Moto 360 or Samsung Gear Live smart watches, connect to your phone and also provide additional health tracking sensors and quick notifications. Google this week launched Google Fit, an application to store all your health fitness tracking data in one place. The launch comes on the heels of Apple’s announcement of the soon-to-be released Apple Watch and the beginning to rollout Apple HealthKit.

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Wearable fitness trackers often fall short by not being able to to distinguish between activities such as Cycling and Running. Smartphones have additional sensors and after two days of testing, Google Fit does a spot on job of recognizing different physical activity logging. My morning bike commute was accurately logged with Google Fit whereas my wearables, a Fitbit Flex and Misfit Shine, only recorded general activity points or steps. 

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Meg is the PR Coordinator for CircleClick and a writer for MobileFOMO and WearableFOMO. She is from Erie, Pennsylvania and has a BA in Public Relations from Penn State University. She moved to San Francisco shortly after graduating in 2010. Since moving to SF, she has contracted for the Academy of Art University's Marketing team, LinkedIn's Recruiting Team, and is excited to be pursuing her passion for writing and PR in her current roles.

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