Health Connect will allow us to synchronize data collected by various fitness apps such as Fitbit or Samsung Health, among others.
Currently on Android we have a wide variety of applications to control our daily physical activity and improve our health and now the American giant has just announced, within the recent Google I/O 2022, the arrival in the Google Play Store of an app to “master” them all.
This new app, called Health Connect, is perfect for all of us who use several different health and activity apps.
Health Connect promises to sync data from different fitness apps into one
After having collaborated in the development of Wear OS 3, the new version of the operating system for smartwatches of the American firm, Google and Samsung have once again collaborated in the creation of Health Connect, an application that will allow the synchronization of all the data collected by various fitness apps such as Fitbit or Samsung Health, among others.
Thus, Health Connect will be able to access all the data of the other fitness applications that we have installed on our terminal, as long as we give them permission to do so. Once this data is available in Health Connect, any of these applications will be able to read it and thus provide us with more detailed information about our daily physical activity.
For example, if we have a Samsung smartphone and we use the Samsung Health app, but the activity bracelet we use is from Fitbit, thanks to Health Connect we can synchronize the data collected by our bracelet with Samsung Health .
In addition to the apps of the big Gs, Google Fit and Fitbit, and Samsung Health, this new app from the Mountain View company will also be compatible with other apps like Leap Fitness, MyFitnessPal or Withings. Although, any developer who creates a fitness app can access the Health Connect API to connect to it.
Initially, Health Connect may collect the following information from other fitness apps we use on a daily basis:
- Log of activities such as running or cycling
- Body measurements such as weight and metabolic rate
- Nutritional information, such as the amount of water we drink per day or the data of the foods we consume (calories, sugar…etc)
- Sleep data, including duration and type of sleep
- Menstrual cycle tracking and ovulation tests
- Health data such as blood sugar, body temperature and blood oxygen levels
In addition, all data stored in Health Connect will be safe, as it is encrypted on our own device and we ourselves can revoke access to it by any other fitness application.
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Health Connect is now available for download on the Play Store in early access and is compatible with devices equipped with Android Pie or higher.
At this time, none of the apps listed above can be paired with Health Connect yet, but it should be possible in the near future.
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