April 20, 2017
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Under Armour has a new health and fitness app and wants developers’ help in making it succeed. The company released a new API, too, so developers can enrich the user experience.
GymPact, the startup that pays members to achieve their workout goals, announced integration with RunKeeper via the Health Graph API. GymPact users can now expand their qualifying workouts beyond the gym. GymPact co-founder, Yifan Zhang, "Ever since we launched, [GymPact] users have asked to count outdoor activities (runs, walks, bike rides) toward their Pact." The integration with Health Graph answers the users' demand as it pulls "RunKeeper GPS-tracked activities from the API so that [GymPact] can automatically count them toward GymPacter’s Pacts."
Fitness trackers collect reams of data, but that data not always used effectively. Fitbit's wearables are about to get a lot smarter. The company said it is collaborating with Google to push health data generated by its fitness trackers to the cloud where medical professionals can put it to work.