Google and Samsung have partnered to allow developers to sync consumers’ health and fitness data between Android applications and devices.
The platform and API (application programming interface) is called ‘Health Connect,’ and it allows Android app developers to securely access users’ health data.
Developers may utilize a single set of APIs to securely access and exchange health and fitness data across Android devices with user approval, according to Google.
“In conjunction with Samsung, we’re designing this new unified platform to ease communication across applications” to create richer app experiences while also offering consumers with centralized privacy settings, the tech giant noted.
As part of an early access program, Google is collaborating with developers such as MyFitnessPal, Leap Fitness, and Withings.
Health Connect is also being adopted by Samsung Health, Google Fit, and Fitbit. “All developers may use Android Jetpack to access Health Connect’s standard set of APIs for Android,” the firm stated.
Many popular health and fitness data kinds and categories are supported by ‘Health Connect,’ including exercise, sleep, diet, body measurements, and vitals like heart rate and blood pressure.
“Users will have complete control over their privacy settings, including granular controls to identify which applications are seeking data access at any given moment,” Google stated.
Users will also be able to disable access or remove data that they no longer want on their device, as well as choose which data source to prioritize while using several apps.
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