Google Fit

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Google Fit
Google-Fit-Icon.png
Google Fit App Screenshot.png
Google Fit running on Android 5.0 "Lollipop"
Developer(s) Google
Initial release October 28, 2014; 22 months ago (2014-10-28)
Stable release
1.52.44 / May 28, 2015; 15 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 activity tracker or mobile device 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, Runtastic, and RunKeeper. Users can choose who their fitness data is shared with as well as 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] Google Fit was launched to the public on October 28, 2014, and is available to all Android users running 4.0 or above.[4]

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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". 

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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