Posted by Angana Ghosh, Lead Product Manager, Google Fit
To help users keep track of their physical activity, we recently updated the Google Fit app with some new features, including an Android Wear watch face that helps users track their progress throughout the day. We also added data types to the Google Fit SDK and have new partners tracking data (e.g. nutrition, sleep, etc.) that developers can now use in their own apps. Find out how to integrate Google Fit into your app and read on to check out some of the cool new stuff you can do.
Distance traveled per day
The Google Fit app now computes the distance traveled per day. Subscribe to it using the Recording API and query it using the History API.
Calories burned per day
If a user has entered their details into the Google Fit app, the app now computes their calories burned per day. Subscribe to it using the Recording API and query it using the History API.
Nutrition data from LifeSum, Lose It!, and MyFitnessPal
LifeSum and Lose It! are now writing nutrition data, like calories consumed, macronutrients (proteins, carbs, fats), and micronutrients (vitamins and minerals) to Google Fit. MyFitnessPal will start writing this data soon too. Query it from Google Fit using the History API.
Sleep activity from Basis Peak and Sleep as Android
Basis Peak and Sleep as Android are now writing sleep activity segments to Google Fit. Query this data using the History API.
New workout sessions and activity data from even more great apps and fitness wearables!
Endomondo, Garmin, the Daily Burn, the Basis Peak and the Xiaomi miBand are new Google Fit partners that will allow users to store their workout sessions and activity data. Developers can access this data with permission from the user, which will also be shown in the Google Fit app.
How are developers using the Google Fit platform?
Partners like LifeSum, and Lose It! are reading all day activity to help users keep track of their physical activity in their favorite fitness app.
Runkeeper now shows a Google Now card to its users encouraging them to “work off” their meals, based on their meals written to Google Fit by other apps.
Instaweather has integrated Google Fit into a new Android Wear face that they’re testing in beta. To try out the face, first join this Google+ community and then follow the link to join the beta and download the app.
We hope you enjoy checking out these Google Fit updates. Thanks to all our partners for making it possible! Find out more about integrating the Google Fit SDK into your app.