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Google Fit to take on Apple HealthKit, could be announced at Google I/O on June 25.

After Apple, Google too is reportedly working on its health service which could be called Google Fit. The service will be able to collect and aggregate data from well-known fitness tracking devices


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After Apple, Google too is reportedly working on its health service which could be called Google Fit. The service will be able to collect and aggregate data from well-known fitness tracking devices and health-related apps, just like Apple’s HealthKit which was announced last week at WWDC. Forbes has reported that Google plans to launch this service at the Google I/O conference for developers, which begins on June 25.

Reportedly, Google is trying to create an ecosystem for its service, in which the Fit will allow fitness based wearable devices or a heart rate monitor will be able to interface with Google’s cloud-based services. Google will aggregate data through open APIs, and is likely to announce partnerships with wearable device makers at the conference itself. Google has scheduled a session on “wearable computing with Google” on the first day, where it might just announce its health-related service.

There is no clarity on whether the Google Fit service will be a part of the next version of Android, or will be launched at a standalone app for Android devices. Google might as well launch it with Android Wear, which is its operating system built for smart watches and other wearable devices.

  • Published Date: June 13, 2014 3:22 PM IST