Google prepares for the age of wearable tech, begins work on Android Fitness API

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If there’s one thing we learned at CES recently, it’s that the age of wearable technology is upon us. At CES, we saw smartwatches, smartglasses, smartbands, and other wearable tech from numerous manufacturers. As the fairly new industry moves forward, so does the need for our smartphones to better communicate with these devices.

Fitness lovers will be excited to learn that Google is working on a new fitness API for Android. This new API will be able to tap into your devices sensors and store the data on your Google profile. The Fitness API will allow applications to view and edit fitness data, fitness tracking, access health information, and access activity data.

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This API could become available via a Google Play Services update or in the next version of Android. That’s all we know for now. We’ll keep you posted as more information becomes available.

Source: Google System

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  • Brisingr

    “access health information” doesn’t sound like something that I’d want Google to know

    • scoter man1

      Watch out, they might start advertising KitKat bars to you in searches.

    • Herp Derpasaurus

      then don’t buy it

    • No_Nickname90

      What!? Google want’s to know my health information!? Now that’s going too far!!
      #Sarcasm

  • BigCiX

    I just bought a fitness watch from Lifetrak. If this will have all the feature the Lifetrak has plus accurate footstep count then I’m sold.

  • LeeArtis

    As far as API, this would be beneficial data to send along to your PCP, health trainers, dieticians, and other health providers to have a current status on your well being.

  • pr0xidian

    I’d like a waterproof watch that will measure my heartbeat while I swim laps in the pool, and then give me a graph of my workout.

  • No_Nickname90

    Do they have something that’s in this design, but works as a normal watch? Or tells the time at least? I like the bracelet design.