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Health app for iOS 8

Connect your health & Fitness apps!

The new iOS 8 Health app gives you an easy-to-read dashboard of your health and fitness data and Medical ID.
The newly created HealthKit tool allows health and fitness apps to work together and display the data in the Health app.

With HealthKit, developers can make their apps even more useful by allowing them to access your health data, too. And you choose what you want shared. For example, you can allow the data from your blood pressure app to be automatically shared with your doctor. Or allow your nutrition app to tell your fitness apps how many calories you consume each day.
Health app Dashboard
Set your dashboard as you see fit!
Quickly view your most recent health and fitness data that you set to the dashboard.
You have complete control over exactly which data is viewed and which data to share with each health and fitness app.

The dashboard displays the Data per Day, Week, Month and Year. Each data widget displays the Data, Daily Average and a graph.

Manage everything.
At any time see a list of the different types of data being managed by Health, in Categories or All to view them individually. Viewing the Data page gives you options to Show all Data, Add Data Point, Share Data or Show on Dashboard.

Share Data with other apps that you choose, as apps request data they will be added to the list. You can also manage your sources to update data. When multiple sources are available, one data source will be chosen based on the priority order listed by you.

Health app

Health app features:
   • Easy-to-read Dashboard
   • View – Day, Week, Month and Year
   • Health Data – Categories, Individual Data
   • Data sharing – Complete control of what data to share with health and fitness apps
   • Medical ID – important medical information
   • View emergency card without unlocking iDevice
   • HealthKit – Developers Tool to allow health and fitness app to work together

Health app Medical ID
Tap the Medical ID for important medical information like Name, Date of Birth, Age, Blood Type, Weight, Height, Organ Donor, Medical Conditions, Medical Notes, Allergies & Reaction, Medications and Emergency Contact and a photo.

This information is not included in your Health Data or shared with other apps.

In case of emergencies!
Another person can access the Medical ID from the lock screen. Tap Emergency, then Medical ID.

Apps that work with Health:

   • Fitness & Health
      o FitStar Personal Trainer – Burn Calories & Lose Weight with Video Fitness Workouts Led by Football Legend Tony Gonzalez
      o Strava Running and Cycling – GPS Run and Ride Tracker
      o Up by Jawbone
      o Lark – Fitness, Diet & Sleep Tracker + Text Feedback
      o Human – Activity & Calorie Tracker: track walking, running, biking and indoor activity
      o Fitport – Your Fitness Dashboard
      o Run with Map My Run – GPS Running Jog, Walk, Workout Tracking and Calorie Counter
      o Sleepio – the sleep improving app
      o Runtastic PRO GPS Running, Walking, Jogging, Marathon & Fitness Tracker
      o Fitnet Personal Fitness Workouts
      o MotionX 24/7: Sleeptracker, Sleep Cycle Alarm, Snore, Apnea, Heart Rate Monitor, Weight Loss, Activity Tracker
      o Argus – Pedometer, Run, Cycle achieve your fitness and weight loss goals with the ultimate activity tracker by Azumio
      o CARROT Fit – 7 Minut workout, Step Counter & Weight Tracker
      o Runtastic Me – Daily Activity, Health, Exercise & Fitness Tracker plus Step Counter App
      o Clue – Period Tracker
      o Garmin Connect Mobile
      o Endomondo Sports Tracker – GPS Track Running Cycling Walking & More
      o Endomondo Life
      o Zova – Workoouts for women
      o Beddit
      o Fjuul – Activity Tracker for Fitness, Sport, Work & Daily Tasks
      o Omvana – Meditation for everyone
      o Centered
      o Get Moving
      o PEAR Training – Your Personal Trainer for Running, Walking, Weight Loss, Cycling, Strength
      o 7 Minute Workout
      o Fitlist – Workout Log, Fitness Tracker & Exercise Journal with Routines for Bodybuilding, Weightlifting, Gym & Strength Training

   • Food & Nutrition
      o Calorie Counter & Diet Tracker by MyFitnessPal
      o Yummly Recipes & Grocery Shopping List
      o Lifesum – Lifestyle tracker & Calorie Counter
      o Noom Coach: Weight Loss
      o Weight Watchers Mobile
      o Panera Bread
      o Weight Loss Tracker – RecStyle
      o My Macros + Diet, Weight and Calorie Tracker

   • Healthcare Apps
      o Mayo Clinic
      o AskMD
      o Amwell: Live Doctor Visit Now
      o Qardio health and blood pressure monitor
      o WebMD – Trusted Health and Wellness Information
      o iHealth MyVitals 2.0
      o Patient IO
      o HealthLoop
      o HealthyNow
      o HumanaVitality

When your phone is locked with a passcode or Touch ID, all of your health and fitness data in the Health app is encrypted. You can back up data stored in the Health app to iCloud, where it is encrypted while in transit and at rest. Apps that access HealthKit are required to have a privacy policy, so be sure to review these policies before providing apps with access to your health and fitness data.

Get the new iOS 8 and connect Health with the apps you want.

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