The first Pixel Feature Drop of 2023 is here to improve your health. Starting today, Google Health Connect The app comes pre-installed on all Pixel devices, giving you a central location to view health data from Fitbit, MyFitnessPal, Peloton, and all other health or fitness platforms.
Health Connect is jointly developed by Google and Samsung. It debuted at last year’s I/O 2022 developer conference, and is currently available on the Play Store as an “early access” beta app. Leaks indicate that Health Connect will be a key feature in Android 14, and it may also take a slot in Android’s quick settings menu.
This app is notable because it pulls data from all other health or fitness platforms, giving you a more detailed and comprehensive view of your health, sleep, or exercise data. Of course, Health Connect also gives you some freedom — you can own multiple smartwatches from different brands, since you’re not beholden to a single app.
At the time of this writing, Health Connect is compatible with 16 apps. you can see Full list of compatible apps on the Google website, but the most prominent names are Fitbit, Samsung Health, Google Fit, Peloton, MyFitnessPal, Flo, and Meta Quest.
Today’s Pixel Feature Drop also speeds up Night Sight shooting on the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro. And Google is happy to boast some previously released Pixel features, including the new Pixel Watch fall detection and free access to Magic Eraser on older Pixel devices. (Of course, Magic Eraser is now available for All Android usersbut requires a Google One subscription if you don’t have a Pixel phone.)
The March 2023 Pixel Drop goes live today. But it may take a few days to reach your device. If there is no update available on your Pixel phone, wait.