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Google is finally catching up to Apple and Garmin on fitness-tracking data

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We just got our first look at some of the new standout features coming in Google’s next-gen smartwatch operating system, Wear OS 5. In addition to major advancements in the power consumption arena, fitness tracking —  particularly for runners — will see some small but noteworthy improvements. 

Announced at Google I/O 2024, Wear OS 5 will debut additional exercise data, including metrics on ground contact time, stride length, vertical oscillation and vertical ratio. 

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