Google Health Connect App Arrives on Android, a One-stop Place for All Health & Fitness Apps

Health Connect app has been launched for Android. It is currently in Beta version and can be downloaded from the Google Play Store. In simpler terms, Google Health Connect integrates more than ten health, fitness, and wellness apps including Fitbit, Health, MyFitnessPal, Peloton, Oura, Flo, Lifesum etc. Health Connect has been co-developed by Google and Samsung to simplify app integration and centralised privacy control. 

The Health Connect app weighs only 3MB in beta version. Smartwatch and fitness tracker users have to rely on various apps for monitoring various health-related metrics. This is where the Health Connect app comes in place. It aims to reduce users’ dependency on different apps to manage their health data. It allows users to share health and fitness data across devices with user consent. The app shows the permissions that are granted to each health and fitness app on the device. Any single permission, including those for heart rate, sleep, steps, calories burned, etc., can be granted or revoked through it. The health data stored via Health Connect can be deleted at any time.

The Health Connect app supports more than 40 data types spanning six categories. It aims to give users more in-depth health insights and keep track of things like workout, sleep patterns, and other vital signs. 

hasn’t revealed when it plans to roll out a stable version of the Health Connect app. The search giant is currently working on adding more partners and new features to the app. 



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