Google Fit Android Health Data Collection Service Rumored To Come Soon

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It's not been too long since the first health-oriented fitness wearable device has hit the market and the popularity of such devices have already reached its peak. It's not only the hardware part of the fitness devices that we are talking about but also the software aspect.

Google Fit Android Health Data Collection Service Rumored To Come Soon

Samsung has already got its S Health app and a fitness wearable device called the Gear Fit while Apple also introduced its Health app and HealthKit feature and the yet to be announced wearable device the iWatch which has been on the rumors for a really long time now.

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Now, allured by the popularity of the same fitness-oriented wearable devices and application, it looks like even Google is taking much interest in it. According to the sources who spoke with Forbes, Google is preparing a new health offering known as "Google Fit" that will gather data from fitness trackers and health apps. It's said that Google Fit could let a wearable device connect with Google's cloud-based servers and share the data that it collects.

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According to the Forbes, Google Fit will aggregate data through open APIs, instruction sets that allow apps to share information, and will also announce partnerships with wearable device makers at its I/O conference.

Google is expected to introduce Google Fit at Google I/O 2014, which is taking place on June 25 and June 26. However, it's not clear if Google Fit will be directly built into the Android OS or if it'll be a standalone download.

If you are not aware, last month Samsung also unveiled Sami, a biometric data platform that collects health information from devices and apps too.

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