Does the Health app work with the 4S?

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by MaXimus666, Nov 27, 2014.

  1. MaXimus666 macrumors member

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    My wife has a 5s and in the health app it calculates her steps and calories burned. On my 4S this doesn't work..... is it even compatible with this app? I don't know why Apple would have that app even available to 4S users if it doesn't work or am I missing something here?
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

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    Nope, the 4s doesn't have the M7 needed to use the health app.
     
  3. MaXimus666 thread starter macrumors member

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    that's what I thought, thanks man
     
  4. NoBoMac macrumors 6502a

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    As above said, no motion chip. But can use Health app with other tracking apps and devices and manual inputting. So that's why it's included.
     
  5. slenpree macrumors 6502a

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    the 4S still collects data like steps and walking distance but because it doesn't have an M7 or M8, it really digs into your battery. And because it doesn't have an M8 specifically, it can't detect elevation to determine how many flights of stairs you've walked up and down.
     
  6. MaXimus666 thread starter macrumors member

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    ah I see, thanks for the details man
     

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