Google has released Google Fit, a standalone fitness app designed to compete with Apple's HealthKit, in the Google Play store. Originally announced at Google I/O 2014, Google Fit is finally available for Android users.
The application, which runs on Android mobile devices and wearables, uses sensors in those devices to automatically record activities such as walking, running and biking. Of course users can set different fitness goals and check the progress on the app. One can also access the data on phone, tablet, and on the web.
All you need to download the app (free) from the Play Store, sync it up with your Google account, and Google Fit tracks everything, while monitoring quick stats up stats of your day-to-day activities.
Confirmed partners at launch earlier this year included Nike, HTC, LG, RunKeeper, Withings, Motorola, Noom, Runtastic and Polar.
Google Fit was first unveiled at Google I/O 2014, promising a lead platform to help users track their fitness goals. It is basically a set of APIs that let developers to combine data for deeper insights, similar to Apple HealthKit.
Google Fit is available today on Google Play for devices running Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich and above.
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