Apple Unveils New Health App Features Like Walking Steadiness, Trends, Lab Results, Health Sharing, and More

Apple is bringing new features to the Health app that aim to make it easier to identify, measure, and understanding health changes over time.

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Mobility tracking will soon capture a new Walking Steadiness metric to assess your fall risk, by measuring speed and evenness of gait. Apple will leverage the data to generate a classification of your steadiness and how it changes over time.

Apple is also adding detailed descriptions to help users better understand lab results. These will enable you to see whether results are in expected ranges, and allow you to get additional info on the metrics. And with Trends, you'll see long-term changes for metrics like steps, sleep, and so on.

There's also a new ability to share your health data with your physician in a secure way, allowing doctors to see health records and spot trends over time. This can also be shared with family members or a care team, so that you can keep track of meaningful changes in personal health metrics of everyone in your family.

Related Roundups: WWDC 2021, iOS 15, iPadOS 15
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Top Rated Comments

_Spinn_ Avatar
2 weeks ago
I like the continued focus on insights and analytics. Then again I’m a data geek ?
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
uburoibob Avatar
2 weeks ago
I do wish the Health app was available on iPad. If only so I could get my audiogram loaded into Headphone Accommodations as I do on my iPhone so I can hear my Airpods Max properly. Be great to do that with the Mac, too. Or at LEAST make it so that EQ mod stays with the headphones instead of the players.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
passatgt Avatar
2 weeks ago

No health app for Mac OS?
I'm working on it with my app, syncing your data to your iPad and MacOS :)
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Oogler Avatar
2 weeks ago
Read a possible leak the other day somewhere that mentioned Apple may release a food tracking feature. I was hoping to see something that could rival or be better than MFP considering it’s missing some pretty big things that I find annoying. Disappointed we didn’t see this.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
lewdvig Avatar
2 weeks ago
Where can I see that dashboard view shown in the article? Is Apple making an app for the iPad or MacOS?
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
_Spinn_ Avatar
2 weeks ago

Disappointed that they didn’t introduce food tracking/nutrition. Would’ve been huge for them. Ugh.
Yeah I was expecting that as well.
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