Google Rumoured To Launch A Health Data Service This Month

Google is reportedly planning to launch a new service built upon the data collected by wearables including smart watches and fitness bands. According to a report by Forbes, the search giant’s new service will be called Google Fit and will most likely be unveiled at the company’s annual developer conference – Google I/O on June 25th when more details about Android Wear are expected to be revealed….



Google is reportedly planning to launch a new service built upon the data collected by wearables including smart watches and fitness bands.

According to a report by Forbes, the search giant’s new service will be called Google Fit and will most likely be unveiled at the company’s annual developer conference – Google I/O on June 25th when more details about Android Wear are expected to be revealed.

The concept of collecting data from wearables is actually not new. Other heavyweights in the tech industry have launched their own data collection platforms. Apple for instance announced HealthKit a few days ago alongside iOS 8, while Samsung has its SAMI platform that works with its SIMBAND modular platform for wearables.

Even Google had plans for a health data service in the past. Back in 2007, the search giant launched Google Health, a personal health information centralisation service that allowed users to submit their records into the system to be collated into a single health record that easy and convenient to access.

The service was eventually shut down because it didn’t have a broad impact that Google expected. So what will make Google Fit different? We’ll just have to wait in the next couple of weeks when more details come in.

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