Get inspired

Here are some ideas to help you come up with a great fitness app that takes advantage of Google Fit.

Type of apps you could make

Control games or apps with data

Use the sensor data to control games in new ways. It could be anything from using sprint speed data in real time – to using accumulated data to affect game progress.

Visualise graphs & data better

Find clearer or more captivating ways to display people’s exercise data. Maybe it’s through clearer graphs, or just more artistic visualisations.

Turn exercise into a game

Think about the kind of exercise-based challenges and goals you might offer. Some could be just for fun, while others are aimed at serious athletes.

Make intelligent soundtracks

Create a soundtrack that corresponds to the user’s heart rate – and senses whether they’re doing a long run, short burst or winding down.

Encourage sharing

How could you encourage more people to share their fitness data with friends and family?

Make fitness stats more accurate

Use the sensors to build a more accurate and rounded fitness app that doesn’t just rely on manually-entered data.

Create an immersive experience

How about using things like heart rate data and running speed to change storylines or create new experiences?

Focus on specific groups

Your app could be aimed at people of certain ages, disabilities or fitness levels. For example, helping wheelchair rugby players up their game.

Think about niche sports

There are loads of sports without a dedicated app. Love bike polo and want to finesse your Detroit passes? Now’s your chance.

Be more social

You could make an app with better social or team elements. For example, make it easier for people to challenge someone – or even collaborate with others to achieve a fitness target.

About the devices

If your app is chosen as one of the winners or runners-up, you'll receive devices as additional prizes, which you can use to keep improving your fitness app.

adidas X_CELL

Focus your training like a pro and bring more to every game. miCoach X_CELL measures every offensive and defensive move, providing unique insight to your form.

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Whether on pitch, on court, in a game or in training, miCoach SPEED_CELL has you covered on every step. Worn invisibly in miCoach compatible boots or shoes (or the supplied lace clip for everything else) the SPEED_CELL captures your 360° movement so you know how long, far and how fast.

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Android Wear

Android Wear organizes your information, suggests what you need, and shows it to you before you even ask. Get messages from your friends, meeting notifications, and weather updates at a glance.

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Withings Smart Body Analyzer

More than just digital scales, the Smart Body Analyser tracks both your weight and your body composition. Check your heart rate simply by stepping on, with no extra effort involved. After each weigh in, the scale automatically uploads and syncs your data via Wi-Fi or Bluetooth.

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Polar Loop Activity tracker

The sleek, comfortable and waterproof Polar Loop activity tracker records your activity 24/7 and offers guidance to reach your daily activity goals.

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Polar H7 heart rate sensor

The Polar H7 heart rate sensor transmits live heart rate data to smartphone mobile training apps, Polar devices and compatible gym equipment so you can make the most of every exercise session.

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Find success, with Google Play

Having a great app idea is just the start. Visit our developer site and discover how you can engage new users, monetise your hard work, and make the most of Google Play.

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