According to some of the reports, Google ( NASDAQ: GOOG) is rumored to announce its all new service called Google Fit, a new feature to collect data from different health monitoring sensors integrated with the wearables. Although Apple also introduced HealthKit at the WWDC, we believe that the Internet giant isn’t the second one to introduce it. Google first introduced a health service back in the year 2008, which was later shut down in the year 2011.
According to Forbes, Google will launch the service at its annual event — Google I/O, set to happen this July. As wearables, which will running on Android or iOS, are expected to launch by the end of this year, Google Fit will prove to be a tough competition for the rumored iWatch from Apple Inc and the Samsung Tizen smart wearables.
Forbes 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. Google could not be reached for comment at the time of writing.”
Google is also expected to launch an SDK for the Android Wear, an Android OS specially tailored for the Android wearables, which will, along with the Google Fit, introduce the developers to a whole new world of wearable technology.
The company, like always, is also expected to open up the Google Fit to its vast developer community. So far it is being speculated as the Google Fit will bring all the data, including calories burnt, distance traveled and heart rate, tracked by the sensors into one native Android app, that is also similar to the Apple HealthKit.