Google Fit was released few months is now available to Android users to compete against Apple’s HealthKit.
Google Fit Android app by Google was first announced at Google I/O and will track a variety of activities, for example if you walk to the supermarket or drove a rode a bike.
The app, which harnesses the potential of sensors hidden inside Android phones, will help Android users set and track their progress by tracking their activities such as walking, running, and cycling, once they have their device on them.
According to Cnet news report on Google Fit, Google during their unveiling of Google Fit said that “it designed its service to be a central repository for apps, allowing them to share information. For example, Google said, Nike’s Fuel platform will send data to Google Fit, giving app developers access to all the information from that service. Google said it’s also working with Adidas, RunKeeper, and other companies.”
Further, according the same report by Cnet, product manager at Google Play Ellie Powers said that “Fit takes away the complexity of handling multiple sources,” as the new service will give app developers a pool of data on users health details, with users consent.
Google Fit will work seamlessly with apps such as Runtastic, Runkeeper and Strava, and can be easily integrated with hardware and accessories such as heart rate monitors and Android Wear smartwatches.