It was announced at Google I/O 2022 that Google would be releasing its Health Connect system. This system will be developed with Samsung and is an Android API that allows it to collect health and fitness data from apps and devices. This data will then be stored securely. In addition to sharing the data with other devices, the data could also be sent to other devices. Aside from being offered as an app on Android smartphones, Health Connect is also offered as an app on Wear OS smartwatches. However, we can expect Health Connect to be integrated into all Android 14 devices in the future.
As we previously reported, Google has recently announced Android 13 QPR2 Beta 1 for Pixel smartphones. One thing that you will notice is that the beta firmware comes pre-loaded with the Health Connect app, which could not only be restricted to Pixel devices but may also be available to other smartphone brands in the near future.
There has been some discussion regarding whether Health Connect will be incorporated into the Android 14 system service according to the code changes submitted before the AOSP Gerrit. According to Mishaal Rahman, the code changes submitted before the AOSP Gerrit were not very successful. It can be said that Health Connect will be the default app on Android 1
We now ask how this integration will benefit the users. According to these suggestions, there will be an increase in the number of developers required to integrate this service into their apps in the future if we go by these suggestions. Having the ability to communicate health and fitness data across apps would be a lot easier for users if there were a lot of apps that had integration with Health Connect. In addition, because the data will be securely stored by the smartwatches, the users will be able to switch between the watches of different brands with ease.
There are currently more than ten apps that integrate with the Health Connect app, and these include Fitbit, MyFitnessPal, Lifesum, Outdooractive, Oura, Flo, HealthilyMe, Samsung Health, Google Fit, and Prooy, among others. You are able to securely share your health data across all of these above-mentioned apps using Health Connect if you are utilizing any of these apps. The future may also see other smartphone brands like Realme and Xiaomi supporting Health Connect in their fitness apps in the future, once Google integrates Health Connect with Android 1