Google to Challenge Apple's HealthKit With 'Google Fit'

Google to Challenge Apple's HealthKit With 'Google Fit'

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Google is reportedly planning to launch a new health service called Google Fit which will collect and aggregate data from fitness trackers and health-related apps. The company is expected to launch the service at its Google I/O conference on June 25th and 26th, says Forbes.

The service would be a direct challenge to Apple's new HealthKit framework which aggregates data from wearable devices and apps. It also rivals Samsung's 'Sami' platform which does the same.

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.

The site says it's unclear if Google Fit will be built into Android or whether it will a standalone app. We'll let you know what's announced at Google I/O later this month. You can follow iClarified on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, or RSS for updates.

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Google to Challenge Apple's HealthKit With 'Google Fit'
YourPapa - June 15, 2014 at 7:03am
Stupid iSheep dikcs. Google announcing by end of this month and apple not yet announced as some people say it comes with iOos 8. So basically googles app would come out first. So its look like some insiders in google helped Crapple to get the info earlier and they started working on it. So its basically a Crapple copy.
Yourpapa's cock - June 15, 2014 at 12:25pm
Clueless samsheep cunts. iOS 8 has been doing this a few months back, this was just recently announced, you are either with the program the way it is or have no damn clue what gibberish spewing you keep bragging about. In fact googay barely does a shit for themselves. When was the last time they make nexus-wrecksus or better yet when did we last hear about them, like anyone they can't like without a fruit for help, so technically a googay defensive moronic shit samsheep keep toying with and like it's always been said that's all you got for a strategy.
- June 14, 2014 at 12:48pm
Apple copied Samsung Samsung already had the same health but apple did some modifications, now Google is doing *it in a Google way Anyway apple did not invent it, I am a apple user, but why are you being such a illiterate by saying Google copied apple Get a life use whatever you like don't be kids
No name aka no game - June 14, 2014 at 1:05pm
You said apple copied samsung yet apple just made apps, samsung made the heart rate thing that uses your finger to measure so what exactly did apple copy here? It clearly makes sense we have the right to say google copied apple, this is like health kit so it might as well be a knockoff of like many things to compare who's knocking off what so don't be acting like a foolish child, just sayin'.
- June 14, 2014 at 1:13pm
It's pointless wasting time, fanboys Do you atheist get paid for your comments.... I know whatever apple makes you'll buy irrelevant of what it offers Just because it has a apple logo Look like Nokia fanboys 10 years back
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