Google Launches Smart Watches and Fitness Platform

After US manufacturer Apple introduced the Health application, capable of collecting and displaying data such as sleep quality, calorie count, heart rate and blood pressure, Google, its main rival, did not leave it cheap and showed the world a new Alternative for those who enjoy using technology as an ally of their training.

Last Wednesday (June 25), during its annual developer conference, the American company known for the world’s most famous search engine launched its smart watches with the new Android Wear operating system, Android platform for wearable technologies.They are the Samsung-made Gear Live and G Watch, produced by LG, which for the time being are for sale only to Americans in Google’s on line store.LG announced that in July the devices should arrive in Brazil.The Moto 360, developed by Motorola, is expected to reach the international market by September.

These smart watches will be compatible with Google Fit, a new app that will collect data on health and physical activity collected in real time by applications and sensors in devices from other manufacturers that operate only with the Android operating system.

According to technology site Tech Crunch, Google product manager Ellie Powers demonstrated how Google Fit works in conjunction with other components such as the Noom weight loss app, as well as devices like Adidas Smart Sensor and Nike Fuel Band Smart Bracelet.

According to the portal, Google informed the event that users will have to authorize the use of their information by the new app. In the coming weeks, developers will have access to documentation to integrate Google Fit with other applications.

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