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.
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.
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.
Apple hyped its release of iOS 8 and touted its amazing new features. Unfortunately, we can’t use all of them. Steve Jobs would not be happy with Apple’s execution of its most recent product launches – other than the record breaking iPhone sales.
I picked up my new iPhone 6 last night from an Apple Store. Actually, my wife was kind enough to pick up my preordered iPhone for me because she works around the corner. She braved the hoards of Apple fans and waited in a 25 minute line to receive my iPhone 6. Thanks sweetie.
The iPhone 6 has met my expectations with more screen real estate and a much thinner body than my old model (iPhone 5). The iPhone 6 is a bit slippery though and feels like I can break it like a candy bar. A very expensive candy bar. I can’t wait to test out all its new features, and to use the new Health app (which currently suffers from bugs). I’d like to say I’m surprised that Apple’s launch was plagued by bugs, but I’m not. Hopefully Apple will release an update exterminating the bugs shortly. The Health app looks so sad right now.