Numerous fitness applications are available for Android that you can use to keep track of your daily activities, objectives, and workouts. Fitbit, Samsung Health, and other Android apps are expected to sync fitness data with Google’s new Health Connect app.
Google and Samsung have been working closely together on fitness and wearables projects in recent years, with the latter company helping to develop Wear OS 3, which is still unexpectedly limited to the Galaxy Watch 4. The two businesses will once again collaborate at Google IO 2022 to build Health Connect, a service and accompanying developer API for Android that aims to increase the portability of your fitness data.
The Health Connect app on your phone will be upgraded to allow fitness apps to share data with it. Any other fitness-related app (to which you grant permission) will be able to read the data once it has been saved to Health Connect and maybe use it to get a more complete picture of your day.
For instance, if your tracker is built by Fitbit but you have a Samsung phone and choose to utilize the Samsung Health app. According to hypothesis, Fitbit will soon upload data from your wearable to Health Connect, where it will be read and saved to your day by Samsung Health.
Along with its own applications, Fitbit and Google Fit Leap Fitness, MyFitnessPal, Samsung Health, and Withings are just a few of the other apps with which Google has previously announced Health Connect agreements. But that’s just the start, as any ambitious Android developer can demonstrate by using the make an app app, which asks for authorization to read or publish fitness data to Health Connect.
When it first launches, Health Connect will cover a few important health and wellness data, including:
such as exercise, sleeping, or running the weight and metabolic rate of the body Menstrual cycle and ovulation test cycle monitoring dietary information, including your water intake and food intake (calories, sugar, etc.) length and kind of sleep information vital signs including blood oxygen levels, body temperature, and blood glucose levels
Your health information is, of course, extremely confidential, which is why Health Connect was created to safeguard it. You may immediately remove access to any app by using Health Connect, which shows you which apps presently have permission to read each particular statistic of your fitness data. Beyond that, the encryption on your smartphone protects your health information from possible intruders.
For smartphones running Android Pie or newer, Health Connect is now accessible in early access via the. But as of right now, none of the partner apps that were previously announced appear to have been updated to link to it. But there’s no harm in installing it now so you’re ready, even though it now looks more ready to be a developer playground than a fitness data synchronization package.
Samsung Health, not Samsung Fit, should have been the title of this story.
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