• Apple's iOS 8 "Healthbook" App Rumored to be Depicted in Recently Released Mockups

    Several concept images for the rumored “Healthbook” app that may be included with iOS 8 were recently revealed. The app mockup “vaguely” resembles the actual app that Apple is working on and thus hints at what such an app might look like. The folks over at 9to5Mac mentioned the following regarding the matter:

    According to sources, the mockups are "vaguely" the right idea. Of course, Apple is likely testing multiple different user-interfaces for this software, and since we are several months out from an official introduction, things can and likely will change (even drastically)…
    For those of you who didn’t know, Healthbook is a health-related app that is said to be released in iOS 8. It is said to pull in health-related data from several sources, including Apple’s much-rumored sensor-laden iWatch and the iPhone itself. The app may be able to manage and track weight loss and monitor and store fitness statistics like steps taken, calories burned and miles walked. Rumors suggest it can also monitor vital signs such as blood pressure, hydration levels and glucose levels, aggregating the information to provide an overall picture of health.

    The folks over at 9to5Mac reiterated some information on both the Healthbook app and the iWatch to refute a report from MobiHealthNews earlier this week that tempered some of the expectations surrounding Apple’s iWatch. While MobiHealthNews cast doubt on the iWatch’s ability to sense glucose and hydration levels. The device may indeed have those abilities as the Healthbook app is able to read glucose-related data and track hydration. It won’t however track stress or women’s health/pregnancy as previously reported.

    Though many aspects of the iWatch and the Healthbook app may remain unknown, iWatch rumors tend to agree the device will include several important health-related sensors able to track elements like sleep and exercise.

    The Cupertino California seemingly has significant hurdles to overcome with both hardware design and regulatory bodies so it continues to be unclear what the final device and its accompanying app might include. We’ll have to just wait and see.

    Source: MobiHealthNews, 9to5Mac
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Apple's iOS 8 "Healthbook" App Rumored to be Depicted in Recently Released Mockups started by Akshay Masand View original post
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