With the focus setting in on wearable technology in the mobile industry, fitness lovers should be excited to hear that Google is working on a new fitness API for Android devices. The API will take data from sensors that are placed in bands, watches, clothing, or anywhere else, and then translate the information into usable data to track a person’s activities. According to the source, this data will be stored onto the user’s Google profile in the cloud, which can then be accessed through third party apps.
As of right now, details are very light with regards to what exactly Google will track. It could range from sleep and steps taken, to calories burned and things of that nature.
What also is unknown is when it could arrive. We could have to wait for a new version of Android to come out, but since this would all to be tied into your existing Google profile, it could just be a simple update to the Google Play Services.
Once more details come forward, we will be sure to post them.