Google will reportedly announce “Google Fit,” a health data service, later this month


Google(s goog) will launch a health-based service called “Google Fit” later this month at its annual I/O developers conference, according to an article published in Forbes on Thursday. The service will collect data from a variety of fitness trackers and apps — which sounds a lot like a competitor to HealthKit, the service Apple announced last week at WWDC.

According to the report, Google Fit is a framework to aggregate biometric data, and there will be partnerships with wearable device makers announced at I/O. The article quotes an unnamed source who said that Google Fit could use a wearable to measure steps or heart rate. I expect two Android Wear devices to get some stage time at I/O: Motorola’s Moto 360 and the LG G Watch. While it’s unclear whether those devices will end up being the fitness trackers Google announces in conjunction with Google Fit, leaks suggest the LG…

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