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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15 Comments

1. TheNeighbor

Posts: 370; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

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

2. HASHTAG unregistered

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

6. AwesomestMaximuss

Posts: 148; Member since: Jul 09, 2013

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

9. HASHTAG unregistered

That wasn't my point.

15. engineer-1701d unregistered

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

3. Penny

Posts: 1851; Member since: Feb 04, 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.

7. PBXtech

Posts: 1032; Member since: Oct 21, 2013

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

8. AwesomestMaximuss

Posts: 148; Member since: Jul 09, 2013

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

10. maherk

Posts: 6876; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

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

4. Anshulonweb

Posts: 468; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

I like your sarcasm....

5. Anshulonweb

Posts: 468; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

I like your sarcasm....

11. The13thKing

Posts: 849; Member since: Feb 26, 2014

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

12. HTCOE

Posts: 650; Member since: Nov 20, 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

13. dontneedtoknow

Posts: 158; Member since: Feb 17, 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.

14. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 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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