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Google Fit – Everything you need to know about

Google fit is a platform for accumulating and tracking fitness-related information. It lets us develop apps and devices in which the data related to our health and fitness can be shared between them. It eliminates the need to manually transferring the data between apps and devices. Google fit mainly focuses on collecting fitness-related data. The Google Fit SDK was established in the year 2014. Later in 2019, it was also made to be available in 2019.

Healthcare projects

Google also focuses on working with healthcare projects such as Google Health and Cloud Healthcare API, which are aimed to provide healthcare facilities. Google Health project involves the use of Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning techniques to help medical workers. It was also successful in predicting lung and breast cancer by its accurate diagnosis with the help of AI. Data transfer between the healthcare apps built on Google Cloud is ensured by the Cloud HealthCare API. It also assists in managing input data and provides efficient analysis through Machine learning.


To know more about the benefits of Google Fit, please visit A guide to Google’s versatile fitness-tracking app.


Google Fit integrates with other third-party apps that provide healthcare facilities.

Google Fit integrates with more than 75 popular apps that are related to nutrition, sleep, and fitness. Some of the apps that are benefited using Google Fit include,

By 2018, WHO also made itself a partner to Google Fit and launched a global action plan for physical activities.

Visit Connect other apps with Google Fit to learn more about connecting other apps with Google Fit.

The Google Fit Platform

Google Fit platform offers an effective user interface to the users and gives a user-friendly experience. It uses sensors to track the user’s activities such as biking, walking, or running through the device. It helps to keep track of your weight-loss plan and fitness goals over days, weeks, and months. The app can also be accessed from Android watches and the Google website. It needs your permission to access your location and activity information to track your progress. In this app, you can set your goal according to your wish by tapping on the Daily Goals. It is an interactive app that integrates with third-party fitness apps such as Strava, Runtastic, Runkeeper, Withings to get your data in one place.

The SDK provides different components for building mobile and web applications. They are:

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Google Fit App

You can follow your walks, runs, bicycle rides, and more on Google Fit. Check the number of steps you took and perceive how long you rode your bicycle, played soccer, or went skiing. Few of the features mentioned below –

Fitness Data

Google Fit stores four categories of data. They need the user’s permission to store and access these data. They are:

Some of the other data known as restricted health data types are sensitive data and need API verification to be accessed. They are

Privacy and Security

Google Fit ensures both the privacy and security of users’ sensitive personal information while enabling the users to track their progress accurately. It ensures privacy by letting the user decide whether the app can access their particular information.

It also lets you delete your entire history in the app if you’re not comfortable with the app. Google Fit API lets you find users’ new insights that are shared with you. These insights are helpful in building useful features to have a healthier life.

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Author: Akash Upadhyay

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