AT&T's ForHealth uses aggregated health and fitness data to give you warnings and recommendations

AT&T's ForHealth uses aggregated health and fitness data to give you warnings and recommendations
AT&T has introduced its ForHealth service at MWC in Barcelona. Led by the mobile app of the same name, AT&T's service will be a place for all of your fitness and health data to be stored and analyzed. The app will also provide you with a warning and give you recommendations based on the data. As an example, AT&T's Internet of Things chief Chris Penrose points to a situation where ForHealth might crunch the data and send you a note stating that you run more on days following a sleep of more than six hours. Knowing this connection, you might go to sleep earlier the day before you have a run planned.

AT&T says that its mission with ForHealth is to make checking your health an everyday affair, similar to checking your email or looking up the weather. Unlike Apple's HealthKit, which works only with iOS devices, AT&T's For Health will aggregate data from devices that run on all platforms, including most wearable devices and fitness apps. The carrier also added that ForHealth will be available to customers of rival mobile operators T-Mobile and Sprint.


ForHealth will be available starting in the second quarter of 2015. AT&T partnered with activities tracker Tictrac to develop the system.

source: AT&T via FierceWireless

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2 Comments

1. TreyTreyTaylor

Posts: 726; Member since: Dec 21, 2010

Seems like a nice idea. Sucks that it's At&t.

2. ventusnova

Posts: 41; Member since: Feb 11, 2015

I agree completely. maybe T-Mobile or Verizon and i think everyone might hop on board.

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