It seems that electronic gadgets are slowly turning out to be a health tracking device especially since this International Consumer Electronic Show 2014. Recently, we have seen gadgets that tracks blood pressure by connecting to your smartphone, wrist bands and apps for smartphones that let you track the calories burned, and watches also now allow user to track pulse and other health tracking activities. And if this goes on increasing, we will soon be seeing a lot of personal electronic gadgets monitoring our health and other health related activities.However, it seems that tech giants like Apple wants to step in the trend, as the recent reports suggest that iOS 8 will be more focussed on mobile health and fitness tracking.
The reports claims to have heard from the Apple’s trusted source 9to5Mac, which claims that iOS 8 will arrive with an app called the Healthbook, which will have the ability to monitor ans store fitness stats such as steps taken, calories burned, and miles walked. Also, the app will be capable of managing and tracking weight loss. The Healthbook app will allow users to monitor vital signs by tracking heart rate, hydration levels, blood pressure and other blood-related signs.
The app will also allow users to entire timing details such as their medications and the app will remind time when the user have scheduled to take pills. Last month, Apple executives have reportedly met with the FDA about health applications, which had lead to the first rumor that Apple might be focussing on mobile health for iOS 8. However, the company has not yet mentioned about the wearable bands except the rumored iWatch which will be launched in second half of the year and would be playing a key role towards the focus in mobile health. Stay tuned for more updates.
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