Apps for Health-App

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  1. MacFinnley, Sep 24, 2014
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    MacFinnley macrumors 6502

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    Hi. I wonder which Apps are compatible to the Health-App. I know that the API is broken because of a bug, but I just want to know which Apps are interesting for people like me who want to collect their health data. MyFitnessPal seems very great for example. :cool:
     
  2. steezy1989 macrumors newbie

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    i think since the API is broken, there aren't any apps actually working in it. i know in mine it has no sources being used and i have myfitnesspal, run keeper, breeze and nike plus on my phone in use. it's a shame as it's one of the features i was most looking forward to.
     
  3. MacFinnley thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I`m just looking for possible Healthbook Apps in the future. I didn`t know Breeze and Run kepper and just downloaded it, thanks. Maybe they`ll be soon compatible with Healthbook.
     
  4. Tyler23 macrumors 603

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    Nike+ Running, Nike Fuel, most likely apps such as Sleep Cycle will be integrated to share sleep data with Health. Lose it and other calorie tracking apps will likely be integrated as well.
     
  5. MacFinnley thread starter macrumors 6502

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    But how can I track my sleep as I actually don`t know when I`m sleeping and how long? Thought this would be a feature of the Apple Watch. :(
     
  6. Wayfarer macrumors 65816

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    Isn't it just called "Health.app"?

    Anyway, until more apps become compatible, I'm manually tracking my sleep by adding data from the menu. It's nifty thrifty.
     
  7. MacFinnley thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Ah, of course it's Health. Got used to the Healthbook name because of the rumors lol.
     
  8. Tyler23 macrumors 603

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    Certain apps, such as Sleep Cycle, track your sleep. You open the app, indicate that you are going to sleep and place the phone on the edge of your bed, near your pillow. It then records your movement throughout the night, and does analysis on the quality of sleep you had based on periods of time with no movement, little movement, or lots of movement. When you wake up, you pick up your phone and indicate that you are now up.

    This data would then be fed to the health app to compile an overall picture of your quality of sleep. The app itself does this, but, the benefit of having it feed into the Health app is you could see your sleep data along with your other health data at once.

    It's likely that when the Apple Watch is released, it too can track your sleep due to its Accelerometer and may negate the need for other such sleep apps.
     
  9. waterskier2007 macrumors 68000

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    I have one that I created and have been using personally that helps me track my caffeine consumption. I've got a small database of caffeinated drinks (popular energy drinks, coffee, etc.) that I can then input when I consume one. It shows me daily, weekly, monthly, etc. caffeine consumption compared to the daily recommended limit. I have been toying with the notion of releasing it once the HealthKit issues get resolved by Apple
     
  10. MacFinnley thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Looking forward to this! :)

    @Tyler23: That sounds amazing. I'll try it, thanks.
     
  11. Ntombi macrumors 68040

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    I really like Sleep Cycle*, and it'll almost certainly feed into Health.



    *even though it mostly just confirms the fact that my sleep is ridiculously disordered. :(
     
  12. MacFinnley thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Do you mean Sleep Cycle Alarm Clock or is that another app?
     
  13. iphoneIA macrumors regular

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    Is there any idea when the Health App will be ready to go. I tried to look and see but haven't seen anything. I am looking forward to having all of this data in one area.
     
  14. MacFinnley thread starter macrumors 6502

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    As far as I know Apple wants to fix the bug until end of september.
     
  15. RabbitLuvr, Sep 24, 2014
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    I want:

    Sleep Cycle
    Fitbit
    MyFitnessPal
    Plant Nanny

    I'm not optimistic about Plant Nanny integration, and don't even see water intake in the data options.

    Also, I'll be retiring my Fitbit once Apple Watch is released.
     
  16. Julien macrumors G4

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    Refer to this thread.
     
  17. Ntombi macrumors 68040

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    That's the one.
     
  18. RosOne macrumors regular

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    Problem with it is that it doesn't use iCloud to backup data, but forces their own solution on you :(
     
  19. MacFinnley thread starter macrumors 6502

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  20. CEmajr macrumors 601

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    Yes they need to get it fixed as soon as possible. Without it iOS 8 is pretty underwhelming to me as this was one of the features I was most looking forward to.
     
  21. Krystyna macrumors member

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    I'd like to see:

    Runkeeper
    Jawbone Up
    BodyMedia Fit
    Fitbit

    This is the one feature of iOS 8 that I was looking forward to, and of course, it doesn't work.:rolleyes:

    It will be great to keep all my health oriented data in one place.
     

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