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Apple's Health app is the hypochondriac's dream: convergence of all your health and fitness data

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Apple's Health app is the hypochondriac's dream: convergence of all your health and fitness data

The rumored Healthbook app that Apple was supposed to announce with iOS 8, will actually be called only Health, we just learned, and is developed in conjunction with one of the best and most popular health establishments in the US - the Mayo Clinic.

The premise is to have an app that centralizes all of your health and fitness data, gathered from various sources - from fitness armbands that connect to your iPhone, to the procedure informations from your local physician. Apart from the usual calorie and sleep pattern counters, the app will collect and display heart rate, blood pressure, and so on information from various accessories that measure those.

The cool thing is that the so-called HealthKit SDK will allow the Health hub to store and track both how your illness progresses, and your fitness achievements over time, giving you and your physician a fuller picture of your health status. Thus, all the information collected by Nike's armbands while you run, adds to the Mayo Clinic reports that the app can pull up, for a full health history convergence with great potential to become a hit, and not only amongst hypochondriacs.

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posted on 02 Jun 2014, 13:21 13

1. TheNeighbor (Posts: 106; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


Again, S Health? Wow, Apple, just wow.

posted on 02 Jun 2014, 13:23 3

2. HASHTAG (Posts: 171; Member since: 31 Jan 2014)


Well, S Health is only available for Samsung devices. So....

posted on 02 Jun 2014, 13:31 9

6. AwesomestMaximuss (Posts: 119; Member since: 09 Jul 2013)


And this ll be available for more devices other than i-devices??

posted on 02 Jun 2014, 13:40 2

9. HASHTAG (Posts: 171; Member since: 31 Jan 2014)


That wasn't my point.

posted on 02 Jun 2014, 17:27

15. engineer-1701d (Posts: 1084; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


myfitnesspal. for all android devices and shoes and other devices for clothes.

posted on 02 Jun 2014, 13:27 3

3. Penny (Posts: 1209; Member since: 04 Feb 2011)


Your right, if somebody else already did something similar, then they should just avoid it. I mean, why compete right? Do we really need more phones? One phone in the market should be enough.

posted on 02 Jun 2014, 13:31 1

7. PBXtech (Posts: 980; Member since: 21 Oct 2013)


As long as patents and lawsuits don't get thrown about, the more the merrier.

posted on 02 Jun 2014, 13:32 5

8. AwesomestMaximuss (Posts: 119; Member since: 09 Jul 2013)


Not the argument ppl give when Samsung does the same..

posted on 02 Jun 2014, 13:41 4

10. maherk (Posts: 1073; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


Tell that to Apple, according to them Phones shouldn't have rounded corners.

posted on 02 Jun 2014, 13:29 1

4. Anshulonweb (Posts: 325; Member since: 07 Feb 2014)


I like your sarcasm....

posted on 02 Jun 2014, 13:29

5. Anshulonweb (Posts: 325; Member since: 07 Feb 2014)


I like your sarcasm....

posted on 02 Jun 2014, 13:54 5

11. The13thKing (banned) (Posts: 849; Member since: 26 Feb 2014)


Apple trying to catch up with Samsung and Google who are miles ahead

posted on 02 Jun 2014, 14:10 1

12. HTCOE (Posts: 490; Member since: 20 Nov 2011)


this is way different than any health app offered if you know about it...this works nothing like s health and samsung knew they were creating a health app and decided to throw theirs out first just to say they were first...actually if you look at how samsung does things now it's if they hear someone else is about to do something they will hurry up and make something crappy then throw it out and say they did it first

posted on 02 Jun 2014, 16:02

13. dontneedtoknow (Posts: 151; Member since: 17 Feb 2014)


It's kinda like s health but it helps your doctor see how you are doing and makes your visit to doctor easier. That's pretty useful in words but I want to see how it works in real life.

posted on 02 Jun 2014, 16:16

14. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3409; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


You'll love it until your insurance goes up because you are not exercising every day, getting enough sleep every day, etc.

There have been many science fiction books written about pervasive health monitoring. They worlds they depict have no "freedom" left in them. People are just slaves with every aspect of their lives monitored and controlled by those in power.

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