Peloton, Oura and other fitness apps roll out support for Google’s Health Connect platform

Back at I/O in May, announced , a platform it has partnered with Samsung to enable health and fitness apps to more easily share data with each other while preserving privacy measures. That initiative is as the Health Connect app has moved out of early access and into beta on the Play Store, while several health and fitness apps are rolling out integrations.

, , , , , Outdooractive and Proov Insight Own services from Google and Samsung: , Google Fit and Samsung Health. The integrations allow you to share your stats with the Health Connect ecosystem when you run a workout in one app. For example, people like Oura and WeightWatchers can take your Peloton workouts into account.

Google and Samsung have made it easier for health and fitness app developers to use such information by creating a standardized data schema. This supports divided into six categories: activity, body measurement, cycle tracking, nutrition, sleep and vital signs. Google notes that apps only need a few lines of code to read and write all of these data types through Health Connect.

One of the main benefits for users is that they can manage permissions for all these integrations in one place. Health Connect includes detailed controls over what types of data each third-party app can access. You can also prevent all apps from accessing Health Connect data with a few taps.

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