Everyone seems to want a piece of the Fitness Gadget industry, Google included. After both Samsung and Apple announced their own health platforms – SAMI and HealthKit respectively – a few weeks ago, it looks like Google may just follow suit by announcing its own fitness centric service atop Android – Google Fit – at its own developer conference, Google I/O.
Google Fit is expected to be similar in many ways to HealthKit and SAMI in that it may be a service built-in to Android akin to the now universal Google Play Games platform. However, there are some who speculate that it may be an app which users can download. Along with the service, Google is expected to release a Google Fit API which will be made available to developers who are interested in the platform. If Google’s other APIs and services are any indication, the Google Fit API or service will be an aggregation platform in which all your health applications can talk to each other and users will have a overview of all their data.
With rumours floating around that Google will launch Android Wear and the whole line of Android Wear supported devices at Google I/O. It seems like Google may be focusing a lot on wearables this year. It will be interesting to see what direction Google takes the fitness integration to.