Google Fit Warms Up

by | Jan 25, 2014

Google Fit has risen as part of a prodigious, two-and-a-half-hour-long I/O keynote that included everything but the kitchen sink (and Google Glass and Google+).

Today during its annual developer conference, Google announced a platform preview of Google Fit, a set of APIs that will allow developers to sync data across wearables and devices.

Google Product Manager Ellie Powers demonstrated Fit’s powers with the weight loss appNoom, which communicated with Powers’ Withings scale in order to keep tabs on her daily cookie habit. Also mentioned during her presentation were Adidas smart sensors and a partnership with Nike Fuel that will make Nike Fuel data available to Google Fit developers.

The dream here is the bundling of user fitness data, with the user’s permission, of course. And Google is not alone in this aspiration, with Apple’s HealthKit platform among the many products aiming to aggregate your health zeros and ones. Continued.