For a couple months now we've been hearing about Apple's plans to release a new fitness tracking system in the near future called Healthbook. This morning, 9to5Mac reports a lot of details about the rumoured health-monitoring app for iOS. The app is impressively exhaustive. How is all of this possible?
For each of the above categories, Healthbook is capable of charting a lot of metrics, which altogether paint an impressively comprehensive picture of your health. Like existing fitness tracking software, the app will help you keep track of weight, activity, and nutrition. Like some of the newer products we've seen released over the last year, Healthbook will also help you keep an eye on your heart rate and blood pressure. Healthbook also wouldn't be the first piece of software to help you monitor your sleep.
Curiously, the app tracks metrics we haven't seen done in a practical or mass market way yet on mobile devices. Tracking bloodwork, oxygen saturation, and blood sugar would be a revolution for people who need to monitor those metrics on a daily basis. Hydration, as we mentioned before, is also totally new in this sphere. It's a metric a lot of us aren't keeping an eye on, but we'd probably be happier if we did.
Healthbook would presumably use data from both the M7 Motion Co-Processor introduced last fall as well as information gathered from third party wearable devices. 9to5Mac says we can expect Healthbook to land with iOS 8 later this spring. [9to5Mac]