Google Fit finally launches on Android

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Android-toting fitness fanatics have a new toy to play with this morning, as Google Fit, the company’s competitor for Apple’s Health app, has appeared on the Google Play store.

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We’ve known it was coming since it was unveiled in June at Google’s I/O conference, and essentially does the same job as Apple’s Health: The idea is that it will aggregate all of your health data from multiple sources, such as fitness trackers and so on.

At the moment though, the app appears to be in a rather early stage – all it can do is track your steps and make some nice graphs. In fact, the app doesn’t even support third party trackers yet (such as Fitbit), so unless you’ve got an Android Wear device on your wrist, you may be out of luck. Presumably it will become more useful over time.

Android users can grab the app for free here.

James O’Malley