HealthKit

  • Compromise Will Shape The Wearables Market

    Compromise Will Shape The Wearables Market

    Just as fitness apps and wearables are gaining real traction, the introduction of Android Wear is giving consumers their first maybe-viable smartwatches. In the coming months and years, this new category will force consumers to make a similar decision as that between Microsoft’s unified approach to operating systems and Apple’s intentional divergence of iOS and Mac OS X. Read More

  • Fitness App Usage Is Growing 87% Faster Than The Overall App Market

    Fitness App Usage Is Growing 87% Faster Than The Overall App Market

    A new report from Flurry Analytics shows that health and fitness apps are growing at a faster rate than the overall app market so far in 2014. The analytics firm looked at data from more than 6,800 apps in the category on the iPhone and iPad and found that usage (measured in sessions) is up 62% in the last six months compared to 33% growth for the entire market, an 87% faster pace. Read More

  • Apple CEO Tim Cook Described As Less Hands-On, More Interested In Broad Implications With iWatch

    Apple CEO Tim Cook Described As Less Hands-On, More Interested In Broad Implications With iWatch

    Apple CEO Tim Cook is the subject of a new profile in the New York Times today, and the profile includes plenty of background information about the executive and his commitment to human rights and environmental issues. But it also contained some information about the rumored iWatch project, how it’s being put together behind the scenes and when it’s slated for public release. Cook… Read More

  • Survival Of The Digital Fittest

    Survival Of The Digital Fittest

    In just under two weeks from now at Google I/O, Google will announce wearable fitness functionality that Apple announced at WWDC. Next year at WWDC, Apple will announce wearable fitness functionality that Google announced at I/O. Jokes aside, Google and Apple’s competition to “own” wearable health has reached “Silicon Valley”-level proportions. After Apple… Read More

  • Apple iWatch Coming In October With Curved OLED Screen And Health Tracking, Says Nikkei

    Apple iWatch Coming In October With Curved OLED Screen And Health Tracking, Says Nikkei

    Apple revealed a lot of news at its annual Worldwide Developers Conference this year, but it didn’t discuss or show off any iWatch. Still, a new report from Japanese newspaper the Nikkei says that an iWatch is indeed on its way, with a targeted ship date of October. The gadget will include a curved OLED screen and health tracking functions, and be powered by iOS 8, Nikkei… Read More

  • Apple’s New iPhone Ad Stars A Bunch Of Health Gadgets That Are Not An iWatch

    Apple’s New iPhone Ad Stars A Bunch Of Health Gadgets That Are Not An iWatch

    Somewhere in my basement I have a Presidential Fitness Award signed by George H.W. Bush and Arnold Schwarzenegger. I think I had to do 50 pushups or something to qualify — it’s a good thing that I took the test before smartphones existed, because that really put a crimp in my overall fitness state. But, as they’re essentially sensor packages with computers attached… Read More

  • Apple’s Health Offerings Focus On Data Collection, Not Interpretation

    Apple’s Health Offerings Focus On Data Collection, Not Interpretation

    One of the major announcements in Apple’s iOS 8 presentation yesterday was the Health app and the HealthKit system that allows developers to feed data into the app. HealthKit is being billed as a unifying force that ties the enormous amount of health-related apps on the App Store together. Part of the goal is to take the load off of developers who will no longer have to build custom tools… Read More