Coming to keeping track of health and fitness data, the smartphone users are going to get great choices as after Apple’s HealthKit and Samsung’s S.A.M.I (an open source data broker that enables wearable devices to upload data to the cloud, and enables users obtain integrated information from the cloud), Google has also planned to launch its own health data collection platform called Google Fit.
This will be worth big money for companies who will be able to tap into the multi billion pound health industry.
After failure of Google Health due to lack of adequate useful information for the the users, Google has planned to make Google Fit to use the Android Wear devices, along with phones and Glass, to track multiple points of data. This will enable the device to provide an accurate picture for users while also giving Google a larger skew of health.
The search engine giant has scheduled to reveal the new health platform at its annual Google I/O Conference that’s set to happen on 25 June.
Although there is no official confirmation about the existence of Google Fit by Google, however the I/O conference schedule lists several workshops that could conceivably cover the introduction of Google Fit, including one titled “Wearable computing with Google” and another called “Designing for wearables.”
Google Fit will offer open APIs, allowing it to collect health and fitness data from various third-party wearable tech devices and health-related apps.
The probability of Google integrating Google Fit with its cloud services cannot be ruled out. An integration of this type will in all probability lead to a standalone Google Fit ecosystem.
Their is a boom of health monitoring services via wearable devices.
With tech giants like Google, Apple, and Samsung concentrating on wearables, its a matter to ponder what this’ll do for the success of companies such as Pebble and Omate that are outside of the smartphone and tablet markets that’re developing watches for users.