Google To Launch Healthkit Rival In June: Report

After Apple, Google is the process to launch a new health focused service called Google Fit.

The new service will be capable of collecting and aggregating data from fitness trackers and health apps. The publication cites multiple sources with knowledge of the company’s plans to report that Google Fit would be launched soon.

The device will collect data through open APIs allowing apps to share information with the service. The report also suggests that the service will let wearable devices synchronise data with Google’s cloud services. It is a suspense whether Google Fit will be integrated with Android or exist as a stand alone app.

Google had started a service called Google Health in 2008 that enabled users to store and manage health related information including prescriptions, medical history, medical records on the Web. However, Google shuttered it down in with effect from 1 January 2012 citing the lack of adoption as reason.

Google Fit will compete with Apple’s HealthKit service, which was announced at the WWDC conference. It allows apps that provide health and fitness services to share their data with Apple’s upcoming Health app and with each other. The service stores a user’s health information in a centralized and secure location giving the user an option to decide which data should be shared with an app.

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