3rd Party apps can't read heart data

Discussion in 'Apple Watch Apps' started by Pagemakers, May 8, 2015.

  1. Pagemakers, May 8, 2015
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    Pagemakers macrumors 68000

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    My biking app (cyclemeter) has an option to read data from the health app, so I set it to read and display my heart rate as I ride.

    Problem is, my heart rate wasn’t working on on their app so I contacted them to advise of a “bug”.

    They confirmed it isn’t a bug, Apple don’t let 3rd party apps read heart data that has been provided by the Watch.

    Come on Apple, are you serious? That’s a massive amount of functionality that developers can't use and lost functionality for users.
     
  2. twisted-pixel macrumors 6502a

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    Where have you been? This isn't new news.

    Although we all hope that 3rd party apps will have full access once the full SDK is released
     
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    I'm an avid Mac person and it was news to me! Must have slipped past me.

    Pity though.
     
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    Got excited when I read your post title; should read 'CAN'T read', right?
     
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