This is a very general and vague question but I am really struggling to gain any traction onf it. The problem is that I don't have the money to go out buying random fitness devices, to see if I can get them to connect. And I am struggling to see how much overlap (if any) there is between Apple's Health Kit stuff, which seems to be aimed mainly at the Apple Watch, and Google's Fit API.
A bunch of questions spring to mind:
I looked at a device that was advertised as being dual Bluetooth BLE / ANT+, but does this simply mean that it uses the ANT+ protocol over Bluetooth? In other words, is there likely to be a way to go in below the ANT+ protocol and just grab raw data over Bluetooth?
Wearables are an exploding market and so I am surprised how difficult it is to find a trustworthy path into this field. Indeed, I can imagine there might be huge obstacles, but I might have expected Xamarin to be making inroads into making this stuff easier to work with.
Any help at all would be like water to a man adrift in the Pacific for a month!
Kind wishes - Patrick