Tag Archive: HealthKit


You miss out on HealthKit when using Android Wear with iOS

Android Wear made the leap to iOS yesterday, meaning that iPhone owners can now buy and use Android Wear smartwatches should they feel so inclined. One thing they can’t do, however, is to use Apple’s HealthKit platform to monitor their Android Wear fitness data. According to Apple, data such as step count and heart rate […]

You miss out on HealthKit when using Android Wear with iOS

Android Wear made the leap to iOS yesterday, meaning that iPhone owners can now buy and use Android Wear smartwatches should they feel so inclined. One thing they can’t do, however, is to use Apple’s HealthKit platform to monitor their Android Wear fitness data. According to Apple, data such as step count and heart rate […]

Top L.A. hospital using HealthKit to monitor 80,000 patients

Apple’s ambitions as a mobile health company took a giant leap forward over the weekend, as HealthKit was connected to more than 80,000 patient files at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. This means that Cedars-Sinai doctors now have the…

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Top U.S. hospitals are already putting Apple HealthKit to work

While most of us focus on the consumer, education or enterprise applications of Apple’s devices, there’s another huge market where Cupertino’s products are making waves: the medical profession. According to a new report from Reuters, 14 out of the United…

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HumanScale’s HealthKit desk tells you when you’re being lazy at work

LAS VEGAS — I’ve had a standing desk for two years now, and while it’s practically the greatest piece of furniture to ever enter my life, I somehow forget to actually stand at it while working. Humanscale is all too…

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FTC presses Apple on protections for HealthKit data

Apple’s HealthKit app for iOS 8 is great at capturing and storing personal health data from tons of sources, but according to a Reuters report, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission wants to know what it plans to do with all…

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This app uses iOS 8 HealthKit to tell you when you’re going to die

HealthKit’s supposed to make it easier to stay healthy. This app doesn’t care about your health. It wants you to die, and it’s going to tell you exactly when that will happen. The app is called Deadline, and it’s not…

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iOS 8.0.1 update fixes HealthKit but breaks TouchID and cellular connectivity

Update: iOS 8.0.1. users are reporting problems with Touch ID and cellular connectivity after installing. Wait before taking the plunge. If you’ve already installed iOS 8.0.1, here’s how to downgrade to iOS 8. Apple has begun rolling out a new iOS…

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Update: HealthKit bug forces Apple to pull fitness apps

A bug in HealthKit caused Apple to pull several fitness apps from its App Store Wednesday morning, just as the company was rolling out its long-awaited iOS 8 update. Apple said the problem could keep apps compatible with HealthKit, a…

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HealthKit is already helping top hospitals fight cancer, diabetes

  iOS 8′s HealthKit is already starting to change the way health researchers track patients’ wellness even though it hasn’t been released, as two of the country’s top research hospitals have launched HealthKit trials to track diabetics and patients with cancer and chronic…

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