Google didn’t forget about health at I/O 2014 and they also launched the Google Fit platform, that’s focused on fitness and health tracking. This is an open platform now available to developers. The SDK will be available in just a few weeks.
With the aid of sensors on mobile devices and wearables, including smartwatches users will get an aggregator of their health and fitness data. This will allow them to get recommendations on how to work out, what to eat and other variables. Weight loss app Noom is a partner of Google Fit and it’s able to combine workout data, real time weight and eating habits. Finally it makes suggestions based on those aspects, so if you go overboard with sugar, it stops you.
Partners include Nike+, Adidas, Basis, Runtastic, RunKeeper, Polar, HTC and Motorola. Google Fit also provides info about the number of steps you take, the distance you walk on foot or by bike and the sleep pattern and length. This feature will be preinstalled on Android L-released and the finalized version of the service will come this fall.