Jun 13 AT 7:31 AM Nick Sarafolean 6 Comments

Google prepping Google Fit to improve your health

Google IO

With Google I/O just two weeks away, anything and everything Google is beginning to leak. The latest leak comes from Forbes and deals with something that we’ve expected from Google and haven’t yet seen. Google Fit is reportedly Google’s foray into the world of health, aiming to help you track and aggregate all your fitness data in one single spot. That means everything collected by your fitness trackers, health apps and monitors could be synced into one cloud-based system to get a better look at your fitness.

This approach is the same thing that Apple showed off WWDC recently. Apple’s HealthKit is a collection of APIs to aggregate health data. Google Fit is said to function in the same way, allowing developers to quickly plug in the necessary code for the service. The move seems obvious with today’s trend towards physical fitness and wearable technology. With Android Wear coming into existence, Google Fit could be an important part of the service, allowing consumers to easily monitor their health with a series of devices and software.

Google Fit is reportedly being planned for launch at Google I/O where several partnerships with fitness companies are said to be announced.

Does a service like Google Fit interest you?

Source: Forbes

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  • Jeremy Sheehan

    Completely think this is a good thing. I loved having Google Health in the past. It allowed for a bigger picture on my overall well being.

  • hellboy

    I’m not completely happy with other solutions out there so far, so am willing to give this a shot.

  • Jesus

    Mention a touch-screen phone, they make one.
    Mention an upgradeable mobile OS, they make one.
    Mention anything original, they make something “original”
    Mention a watch, THEY MAKE A FRIGGEN WATCH
    Mention the importance of self-health, they do the same.

  • Jesus

    If Samsung or Google wanted to create something original, THEIR PHONES WOULDN’T LOOK THE SAME. Same goes for everyone else. VISUALLY ADAPT, AND CHANGE. Don’t copy and defend. Apple will destroy you; what came first?… The operating system or the search engine…

    • soso

      Why get so pissy about technology? It’s your choice to spend 4 times more money on fruity tech. Don’t hate just because other people choose a far less expensive option for the exact same capabilities.

  • thel0nerang3r

    I hope that the new badge of Android Wear watches support “fit” or whatever you want to call it. So, we wont need a specialized band to keep track of activity.