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Google to Launch Fitness Data Aggregation Service

by Fox Van Allen on June 13, 2014

Woman in running shoesGoogle is preparing to launch Google Fit, its own platform to combine data from all your various activity trackers and fitness apps, Forbes is reporting.

Google Fit would collect data from your wearables about the number of steps you’ve taken, your heart rate, sleep quality, exercise data, and possibly information about the food and drink you consume, putting all the information in a single application. The service would essentially be an Android-friendly version of Apple’s HealthKit, a data aggregation tool being included in the coming iOS 8 mobile operating system.

Google Fit appears to be aimed more at fitness enthusiasts and those of us interested in shedding a few extra pounds or getting a better night’s sleep. It won’t diagnose health issues, as doing so would lead to complex legal issues and regulation by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and Federal Trade Commission.

More details on Google Fit will be forthcoming at the Google I/O developers’ conference, held this June 25-26.

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