RunKeeper Updates Their Android App For Google Fit Integration

For those interested in keeping up with their healthy activities, more specifically those who also own and use an Android Wear smartwatch or are considering buying one, Google Fit is probably something you might want to pay a little attention to. That is, if you're not already doing so. With Google Fit's recent launch this Fall it brings a comprehensive open platform for developers and manufacturer alike to focus on creating amazing apps and devices that can interface with our daily fitness goals and routines. Google Fit will also be a platform that can compile data from all of the fitness apps and devices people are currently using so it can be fed to them in one easy to access place. The Google Fit app for Android devices just recently launched onto the Play Store last week, and with that RunKeeper has updated their app to be integrated with the Google Fit app and data.

RunKeeper is a popular fitness oriented app for Android devices that lets users keep track of their fitness goals, track their pace during a run or jog, users can even track their workouts, bike rides and walks. Today RunKeeper has announced that they have updated their app to be compatible with Android Wear and the newly released Google Fit application. This of course will now allow users of RunKeeper to see stats like steps taken and pace calculated on the display of their Android Wear device.

RunKeeper now also having Google Fit support means that you'll be able to take your fitness data from the app, and merge it together with the data collected from other apps and services. It should definitely be an interesting thing to see how well the RunKeeper app and Google Fit platform work together. RunKeeper joins a growing list of fitness applications for Android that are already compatible with Android Wear devices, and it's likely we'll continue to see many more update their own apps to provide similar experiences as we get closer and closer to a Google Fit launch. Do you use RunKeeper or do you prefer another type of fitness app to collect and feed your health data?

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