One of the most remarkable features of iOS 8, Apple HealthKit, which promised to collate all your health data in one place with the help of various health and fitness apps did not actually make it when the OS update rolled out. However, it has turned up now with the iOS 8.0.2 update and if you have updated your software to the latest version, you can start making use of the specially created HealthKit compatible apps to start recording your heart rate, weight, BP, sugar and other chronic medical problems so you can get a comprehensive picture of your health. Here are some of the iOS apps that are compatible with the HealthKit API.
HealthKit Apps on the App Store
Calorie Counter & Diet Tracker by MyFitnessPal
The Calorie Counter app comes with 3 new features: the ability to add your meal summaries to HealthKit; sync your weight with HelathKit and MyFitnessPal; and add exercises from other HealthKit apps to your diary and automatically adjust your calorie goals for you. The HealthKit syncing is turned off by default on account of privacy concerns. You will need to enable HealthKit from the app gallery in MyFitnessPal and also give permission to MyFitnessPal to read and write basic nutrition and exercise information in the settings screen that appears.
The hilariously funny fitness app lets you sync your weight and workout data with Apple’s all-new Health app as well as monitor and comment on fitness activities logged with other HealthKit-compatible apps.
FitStar Personal Trainer
FitStar Personal Trainer is integrated with HealthKit so you can view all your health related information on the Health dashboard.
Noom Coach: Weight Loss
Your calorie-burn info from fitness apps like Nike+, Withings and others will now be integrated into Noom Coach so that your calorie budget will be updated accordingly.
7 Minute Workout
7 Minute Workout lets you now log your calories burned to the Health app.
Omvana uses the date of your birth, your diastolic & systolic BP and your heart rate to evaluate your stress levels and recommend an appropriate meditation for you.
Patient IO can read and write your health data using HealthKit to make it easy to complete tasks in your care plan.
Human – Activity & Calorie Tracker
With this app, you can now store your activity data in iOS Health to share it with other apps or see your stats in the Health app. You can also read your most recent weight from Health to accurately calculate calories burned.
Other apps include UP by Jawbone, Run with Map My Run+, WebMD, Centered, Motion 24/7 and Zova.
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