Google may be planning Google Fit APIs for connected wearables

Google is rumored to be working on a Google Fit project that could become the hub for collecting data tracked through health and fitness wearable technologies. Google Fit could debut as early as by the end of the month at the Google I/O conference.

Though details aren't clear, at its core Google Fit could be introduced as a set of APIs for developers to tap into. Along with Android Wear for smartwatches, Google Fit could create a centralized hub for health and fitness data to be stored and tracked by users, an effort that's not unlike what Samsung had introduced with SAMI and Apple with HealthKit.

The idea of a centralized hub is an attractive one for adopters of wearable and connected devices as it creates one app or hub to track and monitor all data rather than having to visit multiple apps. This would create an ecosystem so that a heart rate monitor, a weight scale, and a pedometer could all link their information together in one portal.

We'll have to wait until Google I/O, which kicks off on June 25th, to find out what Google's exact plans are.

Are you excited about Google Fit? How would you like Google to handle the connected devices market to make it easier for consumers?

Source: Forbes


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I been wanting to get the fitbit. Just got my Toq today. I should look like the tech geek and get this and the Glass sitting on top of the oculus. That'll get the ladies

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I like this idea, but I would also like a separate fitness only wearable for working out/active use.

Interesting that you pictured a Samsung Gear Fit. All of the Samsung software is horrible. If Google could collect the data and do more with it than Samsung does, that would be awesome.

Just what I don't need, yet another reason the goog's going to try and force Google + on the masses, count me out

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Oh no, what will happen, you'll discover something better and more efficient than Facebook. Better stop while you're ahead because you have never given g+ more than 10 minutes

Not even 3 minutes, unfortunately with Google+ there is no trying, it's in with no way out. Too intrusive and too little control of what becomes shared. You enjoy it? Good for you, it's not for me though.

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Here's an example of the terrible lack of research by some reporters on this site:

A report about a rumored service provided by Google for Android devices with a picture of a device running Tizen. haven't got pictures of a G-watch or Moto 360 handy??

Google Fit could create a centralized hub for health and fitness data to be stored and tracked by *GOOGLE*


As a fitness n00b, I am overwhelmed with the amount of specialized health/fitness apps available. I welcome a way to get the different information that the apps collect.

I, for one, welcome our Google overlords.