Google has responded to Apple’s HealthKit with the announcement of its new health and fitness platform called Google Fit at its annual I/O developers conference. The Open API platform will utilize sensors on mobile devices and wearables via Google’s smartwatch to provide the consumer with a complete picture of their health and fitness.
Key partners announced include:
Unlike Apple’s HealthKit, there were no partnerships with hospitals for integration. Some could view this as a short sighted mistep by Google. An official Google Fit SDK will launch in a few weeks.