Menu
Report: Google wants to get into the health data game with Google Fit

Report: Google wants to get into the health data game with Google Fit

Google's new Fit service would bring together your health data from various apps and devices, according to a Forbes report.

Everyone wants a piece of the fit tech action these days, and Google, it seems, is not immune to Fit Tech Fever. According to a new report from Forbes, the company plans to introduce its own fitness data aggregation service called Google Fit at this month's Google I/O conference.

According to the report, Google Fit "would mark a direct challenge" to Apple's recently announced Health app and HealthKit developer framework, which will be included in this fall's iOS 8 release. As is the case with HealthKit, third-party apps would be able to share data with Google Fit, which would provide data from various fitness apps and devices in one place.

The report goes on to state that Google "will also announce partnerships with wearable device makers at its I/O conference." Forbes also notes that "it's unclear if Google Fit will be a service build into the next version of Android, or a standalone app that Android users will be able to download independently."

The wearables and fit tech markets are heating up in a big way, so it isn't unexpected to see companies like Apple and Google incorporating support for such devices.

According to a TechCrunch report from February, market research firm Canalsys estimates that companies will ship 17 million wearables in 2014, with that number growing to 45 million in 2017.

Meanwhile, a late-2013 survey from the Consumer Electronics Association shows that interest in purchasing fit tech wearables is growing quickly, quadrupling over the course of 2013 alone. With that in mind, we're sure to see more companies hop on the fit tech bandwagon over the next couple years.

Follow Us

Join the New Zealand Reseller News newsletter!

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags Appleconsumer electronicsGoogleFitness HardwaresmartphonesAndroid

Slideshows

Meet the leading HP partners in New Zealand...

Meet the leading HP partners in New Zealand...

HP has recognised its top performing partners in New Zealand at the second annual 2016 HP Partner Awards, held at a glittering bash in Auckland. The HP Partner Awards recognises and celebrates excellence, growth, consistency and engagement of its top partners. This year also saw the addition of several new categories, resulting in 11 companies winning across 11 award categories.

Meet the leading HP partners in New Zealand...
Channel comes together as Ingram Micro Showcase hits Auckland

Channel comes together as Ingram Micro Showcase hits Auckland

Ingram Micro outlined its core focuses for 2017 at Showcase in Auckland, bringing together the channel for a day of engaging keynotes, compelling breakout sessions and new technologies.

Channel comes together as Ingram Micro Showcase hits Auckland
Show Comments