Google Fit gets formally announced at I/O


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We were expecting so hear about Google Fit today, and Google did not disappoint. They waited until about two and a half hours into the keynote to do it, but they did do it nonetheless. Google Fit is a platform to organize all of the health and fitness data from various trackers and sensors.

Google Fit is similar to Apple’s Healthkit for iOS. Apps are able to access a users fitness profile with data aggregated from all the fitness services they use. Think of it like Google+ sign in, but for fitness data. Google announced several big name partners that will be integrating Fit into their apps. Adidas, Nike, Runkeeper, Withings, and Basis are the main ones. The software kit for Google Fit will be available to developers in the coming weeks. Android just got a lot healthier.

How many of you use your Android device for tracking fitness and health data? Do you also use a fitness tracker, like a Fitbit, to go along with it? Are you excited about Google Fit?

Joe Fedewa
Ever since I flipped open my first phone I've been obsessed with the devices. I've dabbled in other platforms, but Android is where I feel most at home.

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  1. With all this fitness, when will people find the time to breed and raise their kids? For the life of me, I only have like 30 minutes spare time a day with two kids.

    1. I feel your pain. Solution: get up earlier, or trade-off the kids with the spouse. It’s what I had to do, its not ideal, but it works. Up at 5:15am before work for a short intense workout, and try to walk as much as possible with the little ones (living in NYC makes it easy though)

    2. Part of the reason 24 hour gyms are popular and those work out at home DVDs… plus “breeding” burns an okay amount of calories

  2. No Fitbit :(?

  3. Solution: get up earlier, or trade-off the kids with the spouse. It’s what I had to do, its not ideal, but it works.

  4. So my question is, is there a default android app that collects the data or is it stored in the cloud somewhere, or is it just third party apps can collect data from sensors on the devices?

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