Google Fit

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Google Fit
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Google Fit App Screenshot.png
Google Fit running on Android 5.0 "Lollipop"
Developer(s) Google
Initial release October 28, 2014; 8 months ago (2014-10-28)
Stable release 1.52.44 / May 28, 2015; 2 months ago (2015-05-28)
Development status Active
Operating system Android 4.0 and higher
Platform Android
Type Health informatics, Physical fitness
License Proprietary + Open-Source[1]
Website fit.google.com

Google Fit is a health-tracking platform developed by Google for the Android operating system. It is a single set of APIs that blends data from multiple apps and devices. Google Fit uses sensors in a user's mobile device or activity tracker to record physical fitness activities (such as walking or cycling), which are measured against the user's fitness goals to provide a comprehensive view of their fitness. Confirmed partners include Nike, HTC, LG, Withings, Motorola, Noom, Runtastic, RunKeeper and Polar. Users will be able to choose who their fitness data is shared with and also delete this information at any time.[2]

Google Fit was announced at the Google I/O conference on June 25, 2014, shortly after the release of Apple's iOS 8 HealthKit, which can be considered a direct competitor.[3] The application was launched to the public on October 28, 2014, and is available to all Android users running 4.0 or above.[4]

There are a number of apps integrated with Google Fit. Some examples are Nike Running, Strava, Polar Beat and Aqualert.

Google Fit enabled Applications[edit]

[5][6]

Application Writes data types Reads data types Devices Compatible Markets
7 Minute Workout ?  ?  ? USA, CAN, UK
Adidas: miCoach train & run, multi-sport ?  ? miCoach devices, Bluetooth Smart HRM USA, CAN, UK
Aqualert:Water Tracker ?  ? Phone, Tablet All
Atari Fit ?  ?  ? All
BioMetrIcs height, weight, calories consumed, heart rate, BMR, body fat percentage height, weight, body fat percentage Bluetooth Smart HRM USA, CAN, UK, NTH, SPN, IRL, NZ, AUT, FIN, FRA, DEU, ICE, MLT, POL, SPN, SWE, CHE
BioStatus Nutrition, Nutrition Pro, Health Pad, Health Pad Pro  ? steps  ? USA, UK
Calorie Counter by FatSecret calories consumed, Weight  ?  ? USA, UK
Calorie Counter - Hearty365 Calories consumed, Calories expended Steps Phone, Tablet USA, UK
Calorix  ? Calories Consumed  ? USA, UK
Cinch Weight Loss by Ryan Steckler calories expended, heart rate, weight calories expended, heart rate, steps, weight Phone, Tablet, Android Wear All
FitHub None activity, steps Phone, Tablet USA, UK
Fit Plus height, weight activity time, steps Phone, Tablet worldwide
Fitbeast  ?  ?  ? USA, UK
Fitness Buddy  ?  ?  ? USA, UK
FitSquad  ?  ?  ? USA, UK
Glow - Period Tracker, Ovulation Calculator  ?  ?  ? USA, UK
Google Fit height, weight, Calories consumed height, weight, steps, Calories consumed Phone (except HTC One M8), Tablet, Android Wear USA, UK, DEU
Gym DB for Workout management  ?  ?  ? USA, UK
Gym Rat for Google Fit Steps  ?  ? USA, UK
Heart Rate Plus heart rate  ?  ? USA, UK
Instant heart rate heart rate  ?  ? USA, UK
Instant - Quantified Self  ?  ?  ? USA, UK
Interval Timer workout activity none Phone, Tablet All
IpBike ANT+™ Bike Computer heart rate, location, cadence, power, calories, distance delta, speed, activity none phone, tablet All
Jump Rope Wear Counter  ? weight Phone, Android Wear All
Lifesum – Calorie Counter calories consumed  ?  ? USA, UK
MapMyFitness Hike, Ride, Run, Walk, Workout Trainer calories, distance delta  ? Armour39, Bluetooth Smart HRM, ? USA, UK
Move it!  ?  ?  ? USA, UK
MyTracks location  ? Bluetooth Classic HRM USA, UK
mySilhouette: Control my weight Steps Steps Phone All
Nike+ Running calories, distance delta, location, speed, steps  ?  ? USA, UK
Noom Coach  ?  ?  ? USA, UK
On11 for Wear  ? Steps Google Wear devices USA, UK
Openrider - GPS Cycling Riding  ?  ?  ? USA, UK
PlexFit for Pebble  ?  ?  ? USA, UK
Polar Beat - Fitness Coach Sport ID, time, duration, distance, calories and HR samples[7]  ? Polar Heart Rate Strap USA, UK
Redy Gym Log time, duration, distance, weight, reps  ? Android Phone, Android Tablet All
Running Buddies  ?  ?  ? USA, UK
Runkeeper calories, location, weight  ?  ? USA, UK
Runtastic distance delta  ? Runtastic Combo HRM USA, UK
SmartScale  ?  ?  ? USA, UK
Spire steps  ?  ? USA, UK
Sport Gear Tracker heart rate, calories, distance delta, location, speed  ? Phone, Tablet, Android Wear All
Steps Counter steps  ?  ? USA, UK
Strava distance delta  ?  ? USA, UK
Surf Monitor  ?  ?  ? USA, UK
Sworkit Personal Trainer workout activity none Phone, Tablet All
The Traveler  ?  ?  ? USA, UK
Time Runner  ?  ? Smart Watch USA, UK
Under Armour Record Steps  ?  ? USA, UK
Walk 6  ?  ?  ? USA, UK
Wear Fitness Personal Trainer  ?  ?  ? USA, UK
What's My Heart Rate heart rate  ?  ? USA, UK
Withings Health Mate weight, heart rate, steps[8]  ? Smart Body Analyser, Scales USA, CAN, UK, NZ, FRA, DEU

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "GooglePlayServicesUtil". developer.android.com. 13 April 2015. 
  2. ^ Nick Summers (25 June 2014). "Google announces Google Fit Platform Preview for developers". The Next Web. 
  3. ^ "Google responds to Apple's Healthkit with Google Fit". The Verge. 25 June 2014. 
  4. ^ Google Inc. "Google Fit - Android Apps on Google Play". 
  5. ^ "Google Fit - Platform Promotion". Google. 
  6. ^ Eric Jain (20 February 2015). "Data from Popular Apps in Google Fit". Google. 
  7. ^ "Google Fit and Apple HealthKit". Polar. Retrieved 19 April 2015. 
  8. ^ "What is the Google Fit integration?". Withings. Withings. Retrieved 14 April 2015. 

Further reading[edit]

  1. Ben Gilbert. "Google Fit is Android's answer to exercise and health tracking". Engadget. 
  2. Samantha Murphy Kelly. "Google Fit Is Android's New Health and Fitness Tracking Service". Mashable. 
  3. Ashley Feinberg. "Google Wants to Keep Track of Your Vitals with Google Fit". Gizmodo. 
  4. Alexia Tsotsis. "Google Fit Warms Up". TechCrunch. 
  5. "Platform Overview". Google. Retrieved 23 November 2014. 
  6. "Google Play application page". Google. 

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