Google Health Connect: Google Introduces All-In-One Health App
An updated Google Play app is being unveiled. The app seeks to make connecting all of your health, fitness, and wellbeing apps easier while also letting you control privacy settings centrally.
Google and Samsung have together developed an app that can let you manage all of your apps from one location. Google has confirmed that it is putting the beta version of the software, known as Health Connect, on the Play Store.
Google describes how Health Connect lets users exchange “health and fitness data among Android devices, with user agreement” in a blog post.
The platform’s integrated apps are able to communicate data, allowing users to receive credit for exercises they completed on one app while exercising on another.
According to Google, the platform is currently integrated with over 10 fitness, health, and wellbeing apps. MyFitnessPal, Oura, Peloton, Samsung Health, Fitbit, and more are a few of these.
These are only the first wave, based on the tech behemoth, so it appears that further compatible apps may be released in the future.
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For instance, Android users will soon be able to integrate with apps like Oura, MyFitnessPal, WeightWatchers, and Lifesum and receive credit for their Peloton exercises.
Peloton Members will now have the opportunity to share their workout statistics across the ecosystem of applications they use to support their overall health and wellness thanks to a single connection with Health Connect.
Through Health Connect, users, or the consumer, can function as the go-between for all the services and apps that help you understand and act on the data you generate, whether it comes from sensors or information you enter yourself.
The new API regime makes it easier for makers of wearables and fitness gear, as well as app developers, to enable consumers to plug in and put out their data.