Google Coach: Google's new health system for Wear OS revealed in leak


Android Pie, once it's released on their family of devices. According to Android Police, Google Coach is more than just an exercise tracker, urging you to stay active throughout the day. It could log activity during regimes and use your data to suggest future workouts. For example, it could suggest walking directions to your favorite lunch spot (rather than taking a cab), give you nutrition information on the fast food joint you're standing in at the moment, or even give you recipes for how to cook healthy versions of your favorite meals.

It could even look at your calendar data to make meal plans.

Google will also create notifications such as to remind you about daily step count and water intake. The new Pie version of Android Go will only take 2.5GB of storage, which makes a noticeable difference when you are dealing with a phone that has 8GB of storage.

This system is called Google Coach (known as Project Wooden internally) and it will be more than an exercise tracker and go well beyond what Google Fit now offers according to reports. HMD's Nokia 1 was the Android Go-running device, following which we've seen close to 200 such devices from Asus, Motorola, Intel and Micromax.

Initially, Google Coach will be aimed at Wear OS smartwatches, stated the report.

Google hopes to significantly improve the Wear OS app quality in the Google Play Store through its review process, which it describes as "lightweight".

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Back in 2014, Google and Apple launched health and fitness platforms for their respective mobile operating systems.

Despite being the assistant Coach Google will not be able to interact with the user through voice, unlike Google Assistant.

'The goal is to enable them to be built faster, cheaper and more secure, ' said Venkat Rapaka, a product management director at Google. In a blog post from Google, the company announced that it will also launch the Android 9 Pie Go edition as a continuation of the current series.

The phones with Android Oreo (Go Edition) and the upcoming devices that will be with the Pie variant have some lite pre-installed apps like Maps Go, YouTube Go, Gmail Go that work in offline mode and are stripped of the less used features.

The watches are reportedly codenamed "Ling", "Triton" and "Sardine".