Apple focus on health and fitness with iOS 8 and iWatch

Rumours suggest that Apple is focusing on health and fitness tracking with Healthbook iOS 8 app that will monitor your fitness via the upcoming iWatch. 

 

Apple’s focus on health and fitness was out in the open when rumours of Apple executives meeting with the Food and Drug Association last month hit leaked online. 

Reported by The New York Times, the subject of the meeting was “mobile medical applications”. 

According 9to5Mac, iOS 8 will include a health and fitness app called Healthbook. 

Healthbook is said to be a pre-installed app that will be able to track things like the number of steps taken by a user, calories burned, weight gained or lost, blood pressure, hydration, and glucose level. 

The fitness tracking stats can also be obtained from current wearable tech like the NikeFuel Band SE and Fitbit Force.

The report notes that Healthbook will work with the upcoming iWatch, which is currently in development although rumours suggest it could be announced by the end of the year. 

Mac Rumors also reported that Apple has hired Michael O-Reilly from his post as Chief Medical Officer at Masimo Corporation to help out on the fitness-focused products. 

Apple is yet comment on the rumours.

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