Apple Health vs Google Fit
The new Health app gives you an easy-to-read dashboard of your health and ﬁtness data. And we’ve created a new tool for developers called HealthKit, which allows all the incredible health and ﬁtness apps to work together, and work harder, for you. It just might be the beginning of a health revolution.
An open platform that lets users control their fitness data. Google Fit lets developers build smarter apps and manufacturers focus on creating amazing devices. It's a service that'll track all your health metrics - sleep, steps, etc.
Latest news about Apple Health and Google Fit:
06.01.17. Google Calendar integrates with Google Fit and Apple Health to help you stick to your fitness goals. Google announced an update to Goals (feature in Google Calendar) that allows you to connect Google Fit and Apple Health to the fitness goals you set in Goals. Once you hit your goal, your Google Calendar items will automatically be marked as “done.” When you look at your fitness goals in Google Calendar, Google will also show you how well you’ve done so far. The new feature makes sense given the ubiquity of fitness trackers and the fact that it doesn’t even take any special hardware (except for a compatible smartphone) to get started with services like Google Fit.
21.03.16. Apple created a framework for building medical condition management apps. Apple CareKit - is a new open-source framework enabling developers to build apps that help patients manage their medical conditions and connect to care providers. Rather than relying solely on doctor visits, you’ll be able to regularly track your symptoms and medications, and even share the information with your care team for a bigger - and better - picture of your health. CareKit is launching with an app designed specifically for individuals with Parkinson's to see how they are responding and reacting to treatments. Apple is also partnering with organizations like University of Rochester Medical Center and Penn Medicine to develop apps designed to help users. CareKit complements HealthKit framework for building fitness apps and ResearchKit - for building research apps.
29.10.14. Google Fit app is available for Android devices. Google has released its Fit app, which acts as a central storehouse for activity recorded via your Android device, and via apps that use the Google Fit SDK. The dedicated Android app provides a way for users to see an overview of their collected health and fitness data in one central location. It uses your device’s sensors to tracking walking and other activity, and you can manually enter information about workouts not tracked, or your height and weight. Heart rate info from compatible devices, including Android Wear smartwatches, are also fed to the app. In short, it’s a competitor to Apple’s Health application, but with a very different approach to UI that appears to want to aim for simplicity above all else.
08.08.14. Google launches SDK for its health and fitness tracking service. Google Fit is a service for bringing health and fitness tracking to the Android ecosystem. It’s essentially Google’s version of Apple’s HealthKit service and will launch with the release of Android L later this year. Today Google announced the Preview SDK for Fit so that developers can now start building their own apps for the service before it becomes widely available. Currently, the SDK gives developers access to three different APIs. Developers will be able to use raw sensor data from connected apps and devices through the Sensor API. Using these APIs, a running app could register with a heart rate monitor, for example, to get its data every five seconds so it can display this info and give feedback to a runner.
02.06.14. Apple added Health App and HealthKit in iOS 8. Apple announced a new Health app and a service called HealthKit for iOS 8. While developers use HealthKit, consumers will see the Health app. The Health app will be able to pull in data from other third-party apps such as Nike to keep all your health-related information in one hub. The fitness monitoring app will likely go head-to-head with wristband trackers like the Fitbit and Jawbone. Apple also named the Mayo Clinic as a partner, allowing users to log information like blood pressure within the app. HealthKit would then alert the MayoClinic app about whether or not the results are in the normal range and even contact medical professionals.