Google to launch health app

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Google is developing a new service that will combine information from health apps and personal fitness devices, according to Forbes.

The new service, to be called Google Fit, will be revealed at the company’s developer conference later this month

This is seen as a competitive move against Apple and Samsung.

Health data is seen as the next battleground among tech companies as a new generation of wearable electronic gadgets allow users to measure heart rates, sleep patterns and exercise activities.

Last week Apple announced “Healthkit,” which will pull together data such as blood pressure and weight now collected by a growing number of healthcare apps on the iPhone or iPad.

In May, Samsung launched a health platform for third-party app developers.

Source: Reuters