In the midst of Google’s eventful IO keynote, Runtastic has stepped forward and announced they will be among the first to support some of Google’s most innovative products and platforms. Runtastic will be integrated into Glass, Android Wear and Google Fit, bringing full support for Google’s wearables and health features.
Runtastic offers a series of apps, services and products that revolve around health and fitness data tracking. This makes the company the ideal partner for Google’s new endeavors.
We recently discovered Android Wear apps work alongside Android apps. No extra apps need to be downloaded, they come packaged with the smartphone applications. This way, Runtastic will allow for Android Wear users to launch voice commands. You will be able to start activities while tracking time, pace, calories, distance and more.
The health app developer will not be settling with smartwatch controls. They are also integrating Android Fit support, allowing the new open platform to track Runtastics data and aggregate it along with other apps.
“This is an exciting opportunity for Runtastic as both our apps and hardware now work across Google Glass, Wear and Fit.” -Stephan Brunner, Head of Android at Runtastic.
Android wear is going all out with Google’s wearable platforms, as they are also adding support for Google Glass. You know, just in case you want to exercise with at least 3 devices on you, all working to keep your fitness data in track.
Runtastic on Google Glass would be more like a virtual trainer, though. It will help you keep track of your exercises, including push-ups, sit-ups, pull-ups and squats. The app is now available for Google Glass users, so give it a try if you happen to be one of the few Glass owners.
And if you are feeling a bit dehydrated or need to make a pit stop, you may want to know PayPal has also announced a new app for Android Wear. Users will be able to make payments, receive notifications and redeem offers. It’s currently in beta, but it should roll out to all users in the coming weeks. Not directly related, but we thought many of you would want to know this extra detail.