Follow with Google Fit and Healthkit for Budding Healthcare Apps

Can wearable gadgets or smartphones be actually helpful in diagnosing diseases? Probe into how Google Fit and Healthkit Applications are subservient in building more exemplifying fitness applications, which one is worth giving a try and much more!

A problem solver or solution provider can be called as the most sought-after person in the current premise. A pedestal which helps data storage and retrieval highly convenient is what every patient or a fitness enthusiast seeks. It is possible to operate almost all fitness trackers with a smartphone or by handy wearable gadgets which makes it possible to diagnose every ailment. Healthcare professionals have conciliated with software professionals to come up with their own unique solutions. Latest updates in the industry are Google Fit and Apple Healthkit Applications.

Two smartphone OS giants are in battlefield yet again with their respective launches in healthcare scenario this time. Google fit as Google calls it and Healthkit as Apple calls it, are delivering the best services in their segments. But a much-awaited comparative list is what you must be seeking here before beckoning yourself with emerging technology. Here is your counsel:

Google Fit

Highly loved by fitness app developers, Google fit not only tracks your steps but also displays health-related data with least possible coding.


Working on same lines of Google Fit, it accumulates all data linked to your health and uses it further to give health related suggestions.

As both these companies are working towards a common goal and strive to achieve a common objective and resolve common problems in the mobile app market, application development companies are reaping immediate advantages from both of them.

Stocked on iOS 8, Health is an App designed by Apple; this allows you to streamline data from various fitness applications to one place. Healthcare App Development has reached new meridian with more updated Google, Android, and iOS applications.

You must actualize such applications in form of calorie counters or fitness activity trackers but actually, they are designed to do much more than that. With a little pursuance, these apps can do more to draw the attention of its users. From counting calories to calculating vitamin intake, tracking sleep pattern, and vitals like heartbeat and blood pressure these apps will make you sense your data to monitor overall wellness.


If you are experienced at using Google Fit earlier, you will have to swipe-off the screen every time you wish to access new information. But these come loaded with much-needed information now and it is also encouraging to get an animated snippet upon reaching a goal. But accessing information without scrolling is easier with Apple’s Healthkit.


You have the access to allowing or denying your health data to third-party users if Google Fit asks you, and even Apple’s Healthkit does the same thing, but in latter case, your information is stored in an encrypted form which makes it even more difficult for third parties to access your essential health data that easily.

Bizarre Data

Containing varied data from calorie count to vitamin intake and calculating disease rate according to heart rate, length of exercise, favorite activity, calorie burnt, body measurement, number of steps, Google Fit allows the application to create its own set of data gradually. Including this, Healthkit adds few more statistics and makes this list comprehensive by adding blood glucose, diet, sleep, alcohol level, Vitals (pulse and blood pressure, body temperature), Nutrition data (types of food consumed, calories count, carbohydrate count), Lab results statistics (including glucose blood level), Medications (prescriptions alerts and notes), Sleep data etc.

Also read: Healthcare Application Development: Trends and Forecasts for 2018


Adidas, Asus, LG, Basis, Intel, Fatsecret and some more partner Google Fit in their efforts. Apple’s HealthKit takes a step ahead by adding few more health-focused partners like EPIC software, Mayo Clinic, Runkeeper, Fit bit, Withings, Nike etc.

Both Apple and Google are in a way providing a better landscape to Healthcare App Developers and users via their ameliorating healthcare applications. Selecting an app that suits your needs simply depends on your preference and target audience.

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Neeti Kotia

Neeti Kotia

Neeti got her master's degree in software engineering in 2009 and has been working since for software companies of all sizes as a technical writer. What started as a high school passion has now been converted into a serious profession. She has a special knack of learning from all verticals and imbibing the extracts into her writing. She enjoys learning technical aspects of writing from her tasks where her experience and understanding are most impactful.




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