Google is almost set to launch the all new Google Fit health service at the Google I/O, which runs from the June 25 this year. The Google Fit, as reported, is a brand new service from Google that will help the users to track their health. It will combine all the measures such as calories burnt and distance traveled into one native Android app.
However, the new service from the Internet giant is likely to run on very limited number of handsets. At the time of launch, the number of smartphones having enough sensors to track health related data for the Google Fit will be considerably low. It is being speculated that only a percent of devices will be able to take the full advantage of the service at the time of launch.
Google Fit has been specially tailored for the upcoming Android wearables. Android wearables from the companies, including Motorola, is expected to come integrated with sensors tracking the user’s health. The data collected then will be analyzed to display the measures such calories burned and distance traveled into one native app from the Google Fit service.
Google Fit is most likely to run on the Android Wear, an Android OS especially tailored for the Android Wearables, and is going to be open source. Google will introduce it to its large developer community for the further development right after its annual event.
Even though it is yet to be announced, Google Fit is likely to take over the Apple HealthKit and health services running on its Tizen devices, and that would only be possible if there are enough devices having proper sensors capable of tracking different health related measures.
The news was first brought into daylight by Forbes, they said, “Google Fit will aggregate data through open APIs, instruction sets that allow apps to share information, and will also announce partnerships with wearable device makers at its I/O conference, Forbes understands. One source with knowledge of Google’s plans said Google Fit would allow a wearable device that measures data like steps or heart rate to interface with Google’s cloud-based services, and become part of the Google Fit ecosystem.”