During my vacations, I traveled to cities I didn't know, having to use Google Maps and trusting in its integration with public transportation, what is the motivation of this post.
That Google is always looking on our searches and using it to offer us "personalized" advertisements is not something new, but that Google does care about your health care is something , at least, unexpected. If you, reader, do not know me in person, let me tell you, I'm fat. I'm not a bit overweight, that guy that ate a bit more than he should. I'm really fat ;-) And when I'm travelling my internet usage can be summarized in basically 2 things: look for a place to eat and get the directions to go to this place (of course, walking less possible).
But, as I said before. Google does care about my health care. More than I do, apparently. Looking for the "less walking" and "best route" options from one place to another, with a 100% of accuracy, Google provided me the "more walking" route possible. In the first 2, 3 times I need to admit, I was completely pissed off. After that, I started to realized they were testing their new product and I am one the of luckiest guys in the earth to have access to it first: Google Gym!
And what the heck is Google Gym? Simple, based on your searches Google will calculate how many calories you're eating in each meal and based on your pictures Google will decide how many calories you should eat in each meal. Do you eat more than you should? Okay, Google makes you walk for 30 minutes next time you're going to a restaurant! Com'on, it's better than a personal trainer!
Google, please, if I am not in the test group and everything said above is just part of my sick mind, please, consider start to implement it. People would love it! (And, please, remember this blog post and send me a gift :-)). Or, at least, fix the map routes because it's getting worst since last maps update :-p