Apple’s slow creep towards becoming a health company just made a little progress with the acquisition of Gliimpse, a personal health data startup. It’s unclear what Apple plans to do with the company, but I have a free idea for Tim Cook: Let me control my health records on an iPhone. It could save my life.
Hundreds of so-called “mindfulness” apps already clutter the web. Now Apple is integrating such an app into its watch, and pitching it with a quote from new-age garbage peddler Deepak Chopra—just a few days after Chopra introduced his own mindfulness app.
Of the many new experiences you might have during a high-risk pregnancy, one of the least fun is a fetal monitoring test called a Non-Stress Test, or NST. It really should be called a High-Stress Test because of the anguish it puts parents through. Apple just made it a little bit better.
There were hints right away that yesterday’s WWDC keynote would be different. Tim Cook opened with an anedcote about an Apple-sponsored scholarship competition to engage students in technology careers, specifically mentioning that the winner was a 12-year-old girl from New York.
Gov. Jeb Bush hates the Affordable Care Act so much, he’d rather use the health apps on the Apple Watch instead.
The Apple Watch officially arrives today, packed with sensors and software to quantify your every footstep. But measured against Apple’s big ambitions for the future of medicine, the Watch is still a rudimentary device. And for Apple to revolutionize health, it needs far more than a bauble-sized computer.
Google Fit just hit the Play Store, and, well, it looks pretty much exactly like Google said it would. It also looks a heck of a lot like Apple's HealthKit and corresponding Health app—not in terms of design but in terms of features. That said, it does look pretty useful!
With HealthKit finally rolling out on iOS 8, users are anxiously anticipating which devices will sync with the health tracking app. Those who use Fitbit's wide range of products are out of luck, as the company announced it will not integrate with Apple's ecosystem, but rather, is working on its own new products.
iHealth was the first company to sell a medical device through Apple, so it's only natural it's also the first to fully integrate its products with Apple's HealthKit. That means all the data iHealth's connected monitors and trackers collect not only gets sent straight to the app, it's also automagically logged in your…
Health, powered by Apple's HealthKit API, was one of the many lauded features of iOS 8. It's Apple's attempt to corral all your health data into one place and also empower disparate health apps with new features. Now, the platform is in full swing, complete with a new iTunes storefront.
Just before Apple was set to spring iOS 8 on the world, a bug prevented the launch of the operating system with HealthKit apps, rendering one of Apple's marquee new features temporarily useless. Just days later, the first update to iOS 8 fixes the bug, so that HealthKit apps can finally go live.
One of iOS 8's most talked about features is HealthKit, a new API that lets developers build various health-related apps for the iTunes store. However, right before today's iOS 8 launch, it appears that HealthKit hit a snag that made Apple to temporarily remove several apps, according to a report from 9to5Mac.
Apple's new HealthKit API is designed to help keep all the important information about your body in one place. Now though, according to Reuters, the company is in discussion with major healthcare providers ahead of its launch to make it a tool used by physicians, too.