Since Apple Watch’s debut, Apple Health has become a vital app for the iOS ecosystem. Over the years, the company has evolved health tracking features with additional features. Apple’s main competitor, Google, offers a compelling health monitoring app called Google Fit. The app has recently undergone a redesign on Android and Android Wear platforms.
For a long time, the rival ecosystem was missing, but now it is also available on iOS. With the help of the open nature of Android and the integration of Google Maps, the Fit app is full of features on its native platform. Part of the integration is so simple that you can beat Samsung Health.
The story is different on iOS, though. On the Apple platform, location is not accessed or continuous background activity is retrieved. Google Fit works with the handbrake on. In this post, we’ll compare Apple Health with Google Fit to see if Google’s offer is convincing enough to allow it to have your trust. Let’s dive into the article.
You have often thought of changing the platform. And at that moment, he also thought of bringing all the data with you. This is where Apple Health is late with Google Fit. The lack of cross-platform availability is the biggest drawback of the Apple ecosystem. The company is trying to improve the situation but it is far from Google or Microsoft.
As a result, Apple Health is only available on iOS and Apple Watch. Google Fit is accessible for Android, iOS, Android Wear and Apple Watch.
Apple is changing some things with the app in iOS 13. The Apple Health app will show your favorite data, the highlights of the day and the general data of the walk on the homepage. Furthermore, it will deal with the basic health and fitness concepts supported by detailed analysis.
It’s nice to see that Apple is encouraging users to try health-oriented apps in the App Store. The search function allows you to perform various activities such as cycle monitoring, awareness, heart rate, nutrition and more.
Tap the profile icon and you can view app data from the settings menu.
Google refuses to adopt Apple’s guidelines and invented its design language called Material Theme 2.0. The company aims to keep the experience of the app consistent across all platforms.
The Home tab shows in detail the various activities performed during the day. Also displays distance traveled, number of steps and estimated calories burned during the day.
The Diary tab allows you to keep track of all activities performed during the day. In the profile tab, you can add goals related to weight and beat your personal records.
As always, both apps offer basic health tracking features like steps, distance traveled and a graph showing data for a week or month.
Interestingly, Apple shows the highlights of the day as well as the altitude. These are the default settings though. You can add other data such as cycling distance, body measurements, sleep data, etc. From the search menu.
However, nothing will be added automatically. In each category, Apple suggests a list of apps that help you track activity and link it to Apple Health. You can use the favorite activity to view the data directly in the main menu.
Google Fit shows the steps, distance and calories burned during the day. The app also provides something called Heart points (cardio points) to motivate users and earn them after completing the goal of the day. Unfortunately, there are no real-time location features like on Android.
Google Fit is based on manual input rather than automated features. You can add offline data like aerobics, cycling, any sporting activity and more.
Of course, you can connect Google Fit to Apple Health and move all data from third-party apps.
Tracking capabilities are great, but what about accuracy? Apple Health is integrated and works well in the background. You can also use Apple Watch to synchronize data between devices.
Apple Heath also relies on third-party apps for other data. Services like Calm, Headspace, Beddit, Sleep ++ and some others can help you measure activity in the app.
Speaking of Google Fit, it can directly import basic data such as steps and data running from the Apple Health app. It often happened that iOS closes Google Fit in the background and, as a result, I lost some of my data.
The problem is more evident on phones with 1 GB of RAM. RAM management is better on the iPhone XS / XS Max.
The above comparison indicates that Google Fit shines on Apple Health in cross-platform functionality. Apple Health enjoys a tight integration of the iOS ecosystem. With the help of third-party services, it’s really an all-in-one health solution for fitness enthusiasts.