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Apple Fitness+ vs. Peloton Buyer's Guide

Monday November 27, 2023 8:05 am PST by
Apple's fitness streaming service, Apple Fitness+, continues to be a strong competitor to Peloton, a well-established service that has become a significant player in the digital fitness space. Both Apple Fitness+ and Peloton offer a range of polished workout routines, delivered by enthusiastic instructors and accompanied by motivating music playlists. As both subscription services share...

What's New With the Health App in iOS 15: Data Sharing, Lab Result Improvements, COVID Vaccine Records and More

Friday August 27, 2021 2:29 pm PDT by
Apple made some notable improvements to the Health app in iOS 15, primarily focused on helping iPhone users care for elderly parents and others who might need additional medical oversight and help. There are extensive sharing features that let users keep an eye on the health data of a loved one, plus bonus features like walking steadiness metrics and improvements to how lab results are...

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Stanford Announces New Program to Discover 'Innovative Uses' for Apple Watch in Healthcare

Wednesday January 18, 2017 4:04 am PST by
Stanford University has opened up submissions to faculty members for an Apple Watch Seed Grant, an inaugural program "focused on innovative uses of the Apple Watch in healthcare" (via Cult of Mac). The program is designed to "stimulate and support" the creation of new uses for the Apple Watch in the healthcare field, an area that Apple has long been a proponent of since the wearable launched in...
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Apple Hires Duke Doctor on Forefront of Implementing HealthKit and ResearchKit

Monday October 31, 2016 9:18 pm PDT by
Apple has hired Duke's Dr. Ricky Bloomfield, one of the early proponents of both HealthKit and ResearchKit, for its health team, according to MobiHealthNews. The hiring was first announced by Dr. Bloomfield's colleague on Twitter and confirmed by Apple to MobiHealthNews. As Duke's Director of Mobile Strategy, Dr. Bloomfield helped Duke become one of the first hospitals to integrate HealthKit....
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Apple Working to Transform HealthKit Into Diagnosis Tool Aided by New Apple Watch Apps

Monday September 26, 2016 6:39 am PDT by
Apple has hired "scores of healthcare experts" in recent years to develop improved electronic health record software, with an ultimate goal of transforming HealthKit into a tool that improves diagnoses, reports Bloomberg. The system could chip away at two problems that plague the industry and have stumped other specialist firms in the field: interoperability -- allowing data to be transferred...
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Apple Hires Toronto Doctor 'to Help Chart the Future of Family Medicine' With Apps

Tuesday September 20, 2016 5:27 am PDT by
Apple has hired Toronto healthcare doctor Mike Evans "to help chart the future of family medicine" at the company, although the specifics of his role have not been disclosed (via CBC). Evans was said to catch Apple's attention through a series of videos he's posted on his YouTube channel, called DocMikeEvans, where he narrates discussions about health and mindfulness topics over cartoon...

Apple Shares Five New Videos Promoting Healthy Lifestyle Choices

Wednesday September 7, 2016 2:38 pm PDT by
Apple has shared five new videos on YouTube today that promote healthy and active lifestyle choices, emphasizing the importance of a regular sleeping pattern, proper nutrition, taking moments to calm your mind, and staying active. The fifth video explains how these healthy habits are all connected. Apple Health - Sleep promotes the natural rhythm of going to bed at the same time and getting...
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Apple Acquires Personal Health Data Recording Platform 'Gliimpse'

Monday August 22, 2016 6:13 am PDT by
Apple has acquired personal health and wellness startup Gliimpse, continuing its push into the health and fitness landscape that it began focusing on with the launch of the Apple Watch. The company made the acquisition earlier in the year, according to Fast Company, but Apple has now confirmed the purchase with its usual response: "Apple buys smaller technology companies from time to time,...

Apple Working on New Health-Tracking Hardware for 2017

Tuesday August 9, 2016 6:20 am PDT by
Apple is developing at least one new health-tracking product that could debut alongside the tenth-anniversary iPhone in 2017, according to Economic Daily News (via Mac Otakara). Exact details are hard to discern from the translated Chinese-language report, but Apple is said to have invested two years of R&D into the new product in it health laboratories overseen by Apple's health and fitness...

Apple to Add Organ Donor Registration Option to Health App in iOS 10

Tuesday July 5, 2016 3:41 am PDT by
Apple is set to give U.S. users of its mobile Health app a one-tap option to sign up as organ, eye, and tissue donors when the company releases iOS 10 this fall (via CNBC). The option to enroll in the national donor registry will be made available via a button in the operating system's native Health app, which allows users to view and manage their health and fitness data. Speaking to The...
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Apple Watch Leading to Healthy Lifestyle Changes Among Early Adopters

Tuesday July 28, 2015 10:49 am PDT by
Less than four months after the Apple Watch launched, many early adopters are finding that the wrist-worn device has motivated them to make healthy lifestyle changes. From walking and exercising more often to making healthier choices and playing more sports, market research firm Wristly found that many Apple Watch buyers are taking full advantage of the wearable's health and fitness features. ...
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Apple Fitness Director Jay Blahnik Hosting Special Events at Asia-Pacific Retail Stores

Monday June 1, 2015 8:46 am PDT by
Apple's Director of Fitness and Health Technologies Jay Blahnik is touring the Asia-Pacific region this week to host live Q&A sessions with popular personal trainers and other well-known icons at Apple Stores in Australia, China and Japan. The special events focus on the intersection of health, fitness and technology, such as how to live a better life by maintaining a healthy body and mind. Bla ...