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    Twelve Winning Apps from the Google Fit Challenge

    Last year, Google teamed up with adidas, Polar and Withings to invite developers to create Android apps using Google Fit, an open platform that can be used to build fitness apps and keep a user’s fitness data all in one place. Google Fit requires a user’s consent before apps can read or store fitness data. According to Google, Google Fit provides a single set of APIs to store and access data from apps and sensors in Android devices and wearables. The invitation was met with great enthusiasm by a bevy of developers who accepted the challenge.

    In April 2015, Google announced the 12 grand prize winners, each of whom received the X_CELL and SPEED_CELL from adidas, a new Android Wear device, a Loop activity tracker with a H7 heart rate sensor from Polar, and a Smart Body Analyzer from Withings. The apps range from a variety of fitness trackers to training and inspirational apps. This slideshow features the 12 grand prize winning apps.

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    Google Fit Challenge App Winners

    Click through for the 12 grand prize winners of the Google Fit Developer Challenge.

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    7MinGym

    All you need is the 7MinGym app, a chair and a wall to start benefiting from seven-minute workouts at home. You can play music from your favorite music app and cast your workout to Chromecast or Android TV.

    Cost: Free

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    Aqualert

    The Aqualert app reminds you to stay hydrated throughout the day and lets you track your water intake.

    Cost: $0.99

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    Cinch Weight Loss and Fitness

    Cinch Weight Loss and Fitness helps you keep detailed information about your steps taken and calories burned. The app also supports heart-rate tracking with compatible Android Wear devices.

    Cost: Two-week free trial / $1.99 per item

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    FitHub

    FitHub lets you track your fitness activity from multiple accounts, including Google Fit, and multiple wearable devices, including Android Wear. You can also add your friends to compare your progress.

    Cost: Free download / In-app purchases

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    FitSquad

    FitSquad turns fitness into a competition. Join your friends in a squad to compare progress, track achievements, and cheer each other on.

    Cost: Free

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    Instant

    Instant – Quantified Self is a lifestyle app that helps you track not only your physical activity but your digital activity. You can also set usage limits and reminders.

    Cost: Free download / In-app purchases

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    Jump Rope Wear Counter

    The Jump Rope Wear Counter app lets you count your jump rope skips with an Android Wear device.

    Cost: $0.99

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    Move it!

    Move it! gives you a gentle notification when you’ve not moved very much in the last hour. Using your Google Fit step data to see when you last went for a walk, Move it! will remind you to get on your feet. Set the sensitivity of the inactivity check depending on your preference. You can set an active time for notifications so you only get the notification during office hours.

    Cost: Free

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    Openrider – GPS Cycling Riding

    With Openrider – GPS Cycling Riding, you can track and map your cycle routes.

    Cost: Free

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    Running Buddies

    In the Running Buddies tracking app, runners can choose to share their runs and stats with those around them so that they can find other runners similar to themselves to go running with.

    Cost: Free

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    Strength

    Strength is a workout tracking app that also lets you choose from a number of routines, so you can get to your workout quickly and track it without manual data entry. Schedules and rest timers come included.

    Cost: $1.99

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    Walkholic

    Walkholic is another way to see your Google Fit walking, cycling and running data. You can also turn on notifications if you don’t meet your own preset goals.

    Cost: Free

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