Google Match is Android’s reply to train and well being monitoring
Google Match is Google’s new well being initiative. It is a service that’ll monitor all of your well being metrics — sleep, steps, and so forth. — and it is constructed into the subsequent model of Android. However what does that imply? Properly, it signifies that Google’s Android platform is getting the identical sort of life-metric monitoring that Apple’s iOS customers are getting in iOS eight with HealthKit. Extra importantly, it signifies that the well being units you are already utilizing will play good with the myriad Android units on the market. It additionally signifies that all of your well being knowledge results in one place, in a single app, fairly than unfold throughout quite a lot of software program purposes. Which app you employ, nevertheless, is as much as you.
Adidas, Nike, Withings, Intel, RunKeeper and quite a lot of different health corporations are concerned with Android Match. Nike’s FuelBand wearables have been particularly given a shoutout onstage at Google’s I/O occasion this afternoon, the place the initiative was introduced.
What we did not see from Google at present is a devoted app that collects all of your knowledge, like Apple’s Well being app. Quite, the Match initiative is a platform for well being system producers making an attempt to make their units interface with Android. Google product supervisor Ellie Powers described it as utilizing a single set of APIs for all well being merchandise, which means all units might technically work with all well being/health software program. Whereas it is not the entire-material strategy that Apple’s taking in creating its personal app, it is the sort of open-supply strategy that we anticipate from Google.
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- Key specs
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- Sort Cellular / embedded OS
- Supply mannequin Open
- Structure sixty four-bit
- Introduced 2014-06-25