Google, in collaboration with Samsung, has come up with their new Google Health Connect app, now in Beta. It’s the one app that can track all the health and fitness data coming in from multiple other apps which track their own devices respectively.
So I used to have Google Fit to track my runs, Fitbit to track my Heart Rate, WeightWatchers to track my weight and so on. However, with all my fitness data fragmented across apps, I would never have one wholesome view of all my Health data. To answer this problem, Google has launched Health Connect by Android, giving me a simple way to share data between my health, fitness, and wellbeing apps without compromising on privacy.
Whether you’re focused on activity or sleep, nutrition or vitals, sharing data between your apps can help you better understand your health. Health Connect gives you simple controls, so you only share the data you want to. Health Connect stores the health and fitness data from your apps in one place, offline and on your device, so you can easily manage the data from your different apps.
At launch, more than 10 health, fitness, and wellness apps will support Health Connect, including Fitbit, Samsung Health, MyFitnessPal, Oura, and Peloton.
For users, one can easily manage permissions in a single place, with granular controls to see which apps are accessing data at any given time. Android users will now be able to sync and get credit for their Peloton workouts in apps like Oura, MyFitnessPal, WeightWatchers and Lifesum. Now, through a single integration with Health Connect, Peloton Members will have the option to share their workout stats across the ecosystem of apps they use to support their overall wellness.
For developers, the new app reduces the cost of building multiple API connections for data sharing between different apps. Now, with Health Connect, building an integration with a new app is as simple as reading in new data from Health Connect, rather than building a whole new integration. Health Connect’s data schema supports more than 40 data types across six categories to ensure data consistency across apps.