The Apple iOS 8 Health Kit
The trend of technology pairing up with real life just took another big turn.
The new "Health Kit on the Apple iOS 8" makes healthier decisions easier than ever before.
This all-in-one application is much like Apple’s Passport.
This integrates your different health and fitness apps to give you a full picture of your wellness.
Healthkit will help you track your health and achieve your goals, but not by itself and not like any other health app. Health Kit allows your other fitness and wellness apps to speak to each other.
It allows, with your permission, one app to receive the data from another app.
This sharing will allow the apps you already use to work better for you. They will be able to compose a more complete picture of you, your health, your activity, your goals and your achievements.
Another huge part of this is the collaboration with the Mayo Clinic.
This will allow patients to share all of that collected and shared data with their doctors.
Physicians will be able to get a more accurate picture of their patient’s activity and health. This could lead to much better and more accurate treatment in the future.
Integrate with other fitness app
That is exactly what Health Kit is made to do. Instead of going to one spot to keep track of your walking and running, another for calories burned and yet a third for eating habits, you can just go to the Health Kit.
It will pull information from all apps. On top of that, when you do go to those individual applications, they will be able to help you more than ever before.
Since they will now be able to communicate with other apps, they will be able to better track and help you when it comes to fitness and diet suggestions and goals.
Health Kit is an excellent way for Apple iOS 8 users to get a better picture of their health. All of the tools needed to make healthy decisions will be right there at their fingertips, with just one touch.
It can become a one stop place to go for everything about your wellness.
On top of that, it will help those other health apps you have on your phone already to work harder for you.
If privacy is a worry of yours, it shouldn’t; Apple has made Health Kit so that you have to approve which apps are allowed to share which information with other apps.
Finally, the Mayo Clinic teaming up with Apple for this endeavor makes this a win. It means even your doctors can treat you better by receiving the information gathered in the Health Kit.