Google And Samsung Partner To Bring New Fitness Android API

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There are multiple different health apps and services that record your fitness data. This data can be shared across apps and devices. However, there are some issues associated with how this data is shared. This is why Google partnered with Samsung to bring a new API called Health Connect. Google announced this via an Android Developers blog post.

Sharing health data has some issues

When it comes to sharing health data with multiple devices, there are a few issues that people need to deal with. For starters, there’s no unified way of sharing the data, so the experience always varies with different devices and services.

Also, since different APIs, services, and apps have their own sets of privacy policies, users could never be secure when sharing the health data. This creates an unstable patchwork of security protocols that leaves people vulnerable.


This is why the companies are working on the Health Connect API

Google announced that it wants to address these issues by bringing a new API called Health Connect. It’s to help provide a unified and safe way for app developers to get the proper health data from different services. When an app requests data from another app or service, it uses an API (Application Programming Interface) to communicate.

So, if an app wants to access the health data collected by the Leap Fitness service, it will use an API. The experience would vary depending on the app, however. This would lead to issues. However, if an app were to use Health Connect, it would be using one API with one set of privacy rules.

Health Connect actually supports different types of health data including activity, sleep, nutrition, body measurements, and vitals like heart rate and blood pressure. The blog post provides you with some tips to get started if you’re an app developer.


In Other Google New: Google Just Unveiled The Pixel 7 And Pixel Pro

The Pixel 6 is a really popular phone, but Google is looking toward the future of Pixel (and the future looks shiny!). The company introduced us to the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro. These are the successors of the popular Pixel 6 phones, and they retain the general design philosophy introduced last year.

Instead of being a glass component that sits on the metal frame, the camera housing will be metal. So, much like the Galaxy S22/S22+ and the OnePlus 10 Pro, the Pixel 7 will have the frame melt into the camera housing. Other than that, there don’t seem to be many aesthetic changes to the overall design.

These phones will use the second-generation Tensor chip and that’s all that we know as far as specs are concerned. Information like the prices and camera specs will have to wait until an official announcement. Either that or until Google leaks it months in advance.