What is Google Fit?
Google Fit is a fitness tracking app for Android smartphones and Wear OS by Google smartwatches. It uses the sensors built into your device to automatically track activities like walking, biking and running. You can also use it to keep track of your fitness goals and weight-loss progress over the past day, week and month. The Google Fit app is available as a free download in the Play store. It also comes preloaded on Android Wear watches and can be accessed from Google’s website. In this article we are discussing how does google fit work and how it can useful in your daily life.
How does google fit work?
Google Fit is an open ecosystem wearable app device that allows developers to upload fitness data to a central repository where users can access their data from different devices and apps in one location:
- Fitness apps can save information from any wearable or sensor device.
- Fitness apps can access data created by other application.
- User’s fitness data is persisted when they upgrade their fitness devices.
Google Fit has following components:
The Fitness Store
A central repository, keeps data from a variety of devices and applications. It is a cloud service that is transparent to clients.
The Sensor Framework
A set of high-level Frameworks, make it easy to work with the fitness store. You use these representations with the Google Fit APIs.
Permissions and User Controls
A set of authorization scopes to request user permission to work with fitness data. Google Fit requires user consent to access fitness data.
Google Fit APIs
Android and REST APIs to access the fitness store. You can create apps that support Google Fit on multiple platforms and devices, such as Android apps, iOS apps, and Web apps.
The Google Fit SDKwhere users can access their data from different devices and apps in one location:
New APIs to make building fitness apps and devices easier.
- Discover Sensors:
Easily view available sensor data sources from connected apps and devices with the Sensors API.
- Collect Activity Data:
Connect your app and devices to Google Fit with the Recording API.
- Help Users Keep Track:
Access and edit the user’s fitness history with the History API.
How can I start to use the Google Fit App?
- To use the Google Fit, use android phone and install Google Fit app.
- Now open the app to link It to other fitness track device.
- Visit the setting and select the “Link other service” and “app & devices”.
Google Fit can use GPS, track your activities like step count, distance traveled, burned calorie and weight gain or loss, but by linking it with other devices and apps, you have many more options for how to track your stats.
How does Google Fit track Exercise?
Google Fit works with various devices from Adidas, Nike+, Xiaomi and variety of tracker devices running on Android OS. It’s also compatible with applications like Map My Run, Endomondo & Under Armour Record. Such devices track your exercise data,.
How does Google Fit track Nutrition?
If you are willing to lose weight, Google Fit may help you. It may assist you to count your calories, and how much you are burning it and how much you are getting it.
If you regularly check your weight, Google Fit will provide you a chart showing your weight loss over time over. You can set fitness goals too, Google Fit can use your estimated calorie burn to tell you how close you are to reaching your goals.
How does Google Fit track sleep?
How many hours, you are giving to your sleep? Less Sleep hour increase you stress level and Google Fit is there to make you know about the sleep hours. Google Fit can chart your sleep data as well, so it’s viewable in the same place you’d find the rest of your fitness stats.
Cloud Healthcare API
Standards-based APIs powering actionable healthcare insights for security and compliance-focused environments.
The Engine for Interoperability
Cloud Healthcare API bridges the gap between care systems and applications built on Google Cloud. By supporting standards-based data formats and protocols of existing healthcare technologies, Cloud Healthcare API connects your data to advanced Google Cloud capabilities, including streaming data processing with Cloud Data flow, scalable analytics with BigQuery, and machine learning with Cloud Machine Learning Engine.
In addition, Cloud Healthcare API simplifies application development and device integration to accelerate digital transformation and enable real-time integration with care networks.
FHIR (Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources) is the emerging standard for healthcare data interoperability. Using REST semantics, FHIR specifies a robust, extensible data model for interacting with clinical resources.
Google Cloud can transform information from other formats into and out of FHIR resources to simplify data ingestion, making the data available for use with analytics and machine learning tools. The FHIR API provides full support for STU3 resources.
HL7v2 is a main communication modality for any application trying to connect to any clinical systems. The HL7v2 API implements a REST interface for ingesting, sending, searching, and retrieving HL7v2 messages.
The HL7v2 API has been integrated with an open source adapter to send and receive messages over Minimal Lower Layer Protocol (MLLP) as well as several common HL7v2 interface engines. The adapter runs within Google Kubernetes Engine to provide rapid provisioning, communicates over Cloud Pub/Sub to deliver horizontal scalability, and connects with Cloud VPN to enable transport security.
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DICOM is the established standard for storing and exchanging medical images and their metadata across a wide range of modalities, including radiology, cardiology, ophthalmology, and dermatology. DICOM web is a REST API used for storing, querying, and retrieving these images.
The DICOM web support in Cloud Healthcare API allows existing imaging devices, PACS solutions, and viewers to interact with the Cloud Healthcare API. This can be done either directly or via open source adapters designed to support existing DICOM DIMSE protocols. This allows customers to scalable store their medical imaging data and connect their data to powerful tools for analytics and machine learning.
De-identification is the process of removing or obfuscating identifying information from data sets so that the data cannot be linked back to specific individuals. De-identification is often a step in pre-processing healthcare data sets. It can be a critical step so that healthcare data can be made available for analysis, training, and evaluating machine learning models, and sharing with non-privileged parties, while protecting patient privacy.
Cloud Healthcare API provides capabilities to de-identify several types of data stored in the service, facilitating these use cases and several others. This includes de-identifying structured medical records in FHIR format, as well as medical images in DICOM format (both metadata and pixel data).
Data is private, secure, and in your control
Data locality is a core component of Cloud Healthcare API. You choose the storage location for each dataset from current available locations that correspond to distinct geographic areas. Your organization controls where data is stored on Google Cloud via Cloud Healthcare API.
Cloud Healthcare API services are integrated with Cloud Audit Logging, which allows your organization to track actions affecting your data. By default, administrative modifications to data sets, data stores, and IAM policies are logged. You can also enable audit logging of item creation, modification, and reads within each data store.
Cloud Healthcare API is built using Google’s multi-layered security approach that leverages cutting-edge security capabilities, including data-loss prevention tools, precise policy controls, robust identity management, encryption, and many more.
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