Google Fit

Google Fit
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Google Fit running on Android 9.0 "Pie"
Google Fit running on Android 9.0 "Pie"
Developer(s)Google
Initial releaseOctober 28, 2014; 4 years ago (2014-10-28)
Stable release(s) [±]
Android2.22.21 / October 9, 2019; 7 days ago (2019-10-09)[1]
Android Wear2.22.21 / October 9, 2019; 7 days ago (2019-10-09)[2]
iOS1.11.007063 / October 3, 2019; 13 days ago (2019-10-03)[3]
PlatformAndroid, Wear OS, IOS
TypeHealth informatics, physical fitness
LicenseProprietary
Websitegoogle.com/fit

Google Fit is a health-tracking platform developed by Google for the Android operating system, Wear OS and Apple Inc.'s IOS. It is a single set of APIs that blends data from multiple apps and devices.[4] Google Fit uses sensors in a user's activity tracker or mobile device to record physical fitness activities (such as walking, cycling, etc.), which are measured against the user's fitness goals to provide a comprehensive view of their fitness.

History[edit]

Google Fit was announced at the Google I/O conference on June 25, 2014. A software development kit for Google Fit was released on August 7, 2014.[4] Fit launched to the public on October 28, 2014.

In August 2018, Google announced a revamp to its Android Fit platform which adds activity goals based on activity recommendations from the American Heart Association and the World Health Organization.[5] The updates are meant to help Fit better provide metrics for activities other than walking, and encourage users to engage in activities that will raise the heart rate without necessarily requiring a trip to the gym.[6]

In April 2019, Google announced Google Fit for iOS offering similar experience to its Android counterpart. Google Fit for iOS used Apple Health, Nike Run Club, Headspace or connected device such as Apple Watch or Wear OS smartwatch connected to user device.[7][8]

Functionality[edit]

Google Fit provides a single set of APIs for apps and device manufacturers to store and access activity data from fitness apps and sensors on Android and other devices (like wearables, heart rate monitors or connected scales). Users can choose who their fitness data is shared with as well as delete this information at any time.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Google Fit: Health and Activity Tracking APKs". APKMirror. Retrieved October 9, 2019.
  2. ^ "Google Fit: Health and Activity Tracking APKs". APKMirror. Retrieved October 9, 2019.
  3. ^ "Google Fit – Activity Tracker". App Store. Retrieved October 3, 2019.
  4. ^ a b c Ghosh, Angana (August 7, 2014). "Google Fit Preview SDK now available". Google Developers Blog. Google. Retrieved August 29, 2018.
  5. ^ Hollendoner, Margaret (August 21, 2018). "Introducing the new Google Fit". The Keyword. Google. Retrieved August 21, 2018.
  6. ^ "Google Fit is getting redesigned with new health-tracking rings". The Verge. Retrieved August 29, 2018.
  7. ^ "Google Fit is now on iOS". Google. April 24, 2019. Retrieved April 25, 2019.
  8. ^ "Google Fit comes to iOS". TechCrunch. Retrieved April 25, 2019.

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