Google has introduced a new one-stop shop for healthcare apps

Google is introducing a new app, which will be coming to Google Play this fall. The app aims to simplify connectivity between all of your health, fitness, and wellness apps for increased effectiveness. Plus, you’ll now be able to manage privacy settings in one place.

There’s a brand-new app in town that promises to help you manage your digital health more effectively. Known as Health Connect, Google has announced that it is releasing the beta version of the app on the Google Play Store.

Google has recently released a way for Android users to share health and fitness data across their devices. Apps can also participate in the process. The feature requires user consent, so there’s no way to gain access to a user’s health data without their explicit permission.

To further explain this, the company gave this example:

With Health Connect, you’ll have a centralized place for all your privacy settings. You can adjust them without having to go into each single app individually. It’s also said to contain granular controls so users can see which apps are accessing their data at any given time.

At the moment, there are over 10 fitness and health apps that have integrations with Google Fit. Some of those include MyFitnessPal, Oura, Peloton, Samsung Health, Fitbit and more. According to Google, these are just the first wave of apps that will be compatible with their platform; it looks like we could be getting more in the future.

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