Today Google released Google Fit, a standalone app and fitness platform designed to compete with Apple's HealthKit, in the Google Play store. The new app for Android users is to track fitness and health goals. Google can now tell how physically active you are, or aren't, through an Android phone, tablet, smartwatch or any computer connected to the Internet.
Google Fit app lets you set fitness goals, and track activities like walking, running, or cycling. All you have to do is download and install the app, then carry your phone or Android Wear smartwatch to let them collect fitness data. Google Fit can be connected to third party devices, and can be accessed on your tablet, as well as on the web (on any PC or laptop).
Some of the features of application are:
- Set goals based on either duration or steps and see your progress throughout the day.
- Receive performance-based recommendations for activity goals.
- Connect third party devices and apps to Fit and we'll show you all of your fitness data in one place.
- Compatible with all Android Wear devices.
- Also access Google Fit on the web at www.google.com/fit and on your tablet.
For device compatibility, all you need is a device with Android 4.0 or higher, though having an Android Wear device (or really any compatible fitness tracker) will allow you to make the most out of the app experience.
Google Fit SDK is also available here for developers.
You can download the Google Fit app from the playstore.