Tag Archives: Apps

Essential Apps to Keep Your New Year’s Resolution

It’s that time of year when we make our resolutions for the upcoming year. Hit the ground running in 2016 with these apps.

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Track Steps, Flights and Distance with Health App On Your iPhone

The new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus have built-in low-power sensors that allow you to make use of some of Health app’s features without third-party sensors and apps.

Your new iPhone’s built-in sensors track steps, walking and running distance, and flights of steps and then share that data with Health app without draining your battery.

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App Review: Lark

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Lark

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Lark is a great free app that makes use of Health app using the HealthKit API. Lark uses the lower power sensors in the iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus to track your activity, eating and sleep data without draining your battery. No extra sensors are required, but it does require you to have your iPhone on you every time you move to collect data. Something that I am not too good at.

You can authorize Lark to share its data with Health app. This will allow you to use Health app’s simple and informative graphs and charts to analyze the health and fitness data gathered by Lark.

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Apple’s iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus TV Ad – Health

Apple’s new commercial focuses on the Health app using an iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.

Health App Works! Now What?

Apple cured the bugs plaguing its Health app and HealthKit and iOS apps are beginning to collaborate and share health and fitness data.

I had some time to mess around with the new Health app. It does a fantastic job collecting the health and fitness data from your iPhone’s health and fitness apps, and the simple charts on Health app’s dashboard are coming alive.

Health App Dashboard

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Health app – Dashboard

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Health app Compatible Updates Are Being Released

Updates to various health and fitness apps allowing them to collaborate with Health app and HealthKit are being approved by Apple and released for download in the App Store.

Pocket Yoga and Yummly‘s updates that will now work with Health app have been released!  I can’t wait to try out the new features in these two great apps and see what other apps are updated!

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Apple Releases iOS 8.0.2 Update to Squash HealthKit Bugs

Apple released its update to iOS 8 this morning, which is supposed to resolve multiple bugs afflicting iOS 8 – including the bugs sickening HealthKit.

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Heart Rate Monitor by Sport.com

Heart Rate Monitor
Heart Rate Monitor

Heart Rate Monitor
by Sport.com

 

$1.99

 OVERALL: 4.625/5.0
Usability: 4.5/5.0
Aesthetics: 5.0/5.0
Functionality: 4.5/5.0
Value: 4.5/5.0

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Heart Rate Monitor is exactly what one would expect from a heart rate monitor app. It makes it easy check your heart rate by placing your finger on the rear camera lens or aiming the front facing camera at your face from about 15-20 cm away. I used my finger on the rear camera primarily during my tests. I found this mode to be easier to use and it seemed to provide more consistent test results. It was also less awkward then staring at my face in the gym while waiting for my pulse to be taken.

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Create Your iOS 8 Medical ID Now – It Could Save Your Life

One of the most boring new “features” in iOS 8 could end up being its most important one for your someday. It could save your life.

The only thing that works in the Health app right now is your Medical ID, which consists of fields for you to input your vital medical information for first responders (medical conditions, allergies, emergency contacts, blood type and more).

Follow the step-by-step instructions below to create your personal Medical ID.

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MapMyFitness for iPhone Lets You See All Your Activity in One Place

MapMyFitness for iPhone Lets You See All Your Activity in One Place by Engadget.com