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Android Wear finally gets its fitness SDK

One of the things that I’ve been surprised about with my Android Wear watch is that there’s no way I’ve found to get the steps and heart rate data off it. Now I know why:

At Google I/O we announced Google Fit: an open platform for developers to more easily build fitness apps. Today we’re making a preview SDK available to developers so that you can start to build.

Just stop for a second and imagine Apple releasing new hardware without software support for one of its key features. This is the big difference between Apple and Google: Google is OK for products to be unfinished in a way that would drive Apple crazy.

Personally, I generally prefer products to actually work when I buy them.

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