Google and Samsung they formed an alliance to create Health Connect, a platform and API (application programming interface) designed to sharing health data of users across multiple Android apps and devices. Keeping track of motor activities and progress becomes much easier.
Thanks to Health Connect i data becomes interoperableIn other words, the information a Samsung wearable collects can then be reused on – to give one of many possible examples – the Xiaomi Mi Fit app.
It is of course the user who chooses whether or not to share his data with Health Connect. The data, Google explains, is encrypted, secured and stored locally on the user’s device. And it’s always the user who has full control over their information: they can choose which information they want to share, which apps can access it and which don’t, and so on.
Health Connect supports 50 different types of information: from distance traveled during the day to weight, motor skills, sleep quality and so on.
We’re working with Google and other partners to unlock the full potential of Health Connect. I’m excited to say that Samsung will be using Health Connect as early as the end of 2022. This means that developers can use the accurate and optimized readings from the Galaxy Watch and Samsung Health with the user’s permission and also use them in their apps.
explains TaeJong Jay Yang, executive VP of Samsung.
In addition to Samsung and Google, MyFitnessPal, Leap Fitness and Withings are also participating in the project.
Source: Lega Nerd