New year, new you. Or at least we all want to believe it. If you've made a 2019 resolution to move more, you want to use an activity tracking app or laptop to keep track of your progress, and thanks to a new feature, Google Fit can be one of those options. The service is launching new challenges that aim to keep you moving throughout the year.

Open the Fit app on your phone and you'll see a banner asking you if you want to "Challenge yourself this New Year." Tap to learn more, and sign up for the challenges, and Fit will start counting your heart points (ie, minutes of intense activity) during the month. Several milestones will be unlocked each month, and Google reminds us that 1

50 points per week is recommended by the American Heart Association.

If you use Fit on your phone, there is nothing you need to do by carrying the device with you to automatically get tours, races and bike rides logged – even if you can still manually track other exercises if you wish. If you have a Wear OS watch, it also automatically logs on to these activities, but you can participate in challenges by opening the Fit Workout app, scrolling to challenges and choosing a startup, push-up or squat challenge. They will add a few heart points to your daily total.

  Google Fit: Health and Activity Tracking
  Google Fit: Health and Activity Tracking