Health Apps and battery life

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by ApplePhy, Sep 28, 2014.

  1. ApplePhy macrumors 6502

    Nov 7, 2013
    Was browsing through the Health App section, interested in trying out a few apps (such as Human Activity)

    My only question is, what kind of affect will this have on battery life?

    Since these apps are designed to track every movement, activity, exercise while on your person, I'm concerned that this will KILL my battery. In fact, these apps say you must have App Background refresh turned on.

    I absolutely love my 6+ battery life, and would hate to kill it!

    Any insight will be appreciated.
  2. coolfilmaker macrumors member

    Jul 25, 2012
    No. The iPhone 5s and 6 have a dedicated motion coprocessor that is recording movement data at all times no matter what. I swear, some of you people must be working for Apple when you post questions like this.
  3. ApplePhy thread starter macrumors 6502

    Nov 7, 2013
    Let me be more specific.

    when using APPS for HealthKit, would this effectively put a strain on your battery life?

    I'm aware of the M7 and M8 co-processors that were highly touted this and last year. And yes, we know it's suppose to 'offload' work from the main A7 and A8 chips.

    Just curious to see if anyone has tried APPS specifically for HealthKit. A lot of these apps REQUIRE APP BACKGROUND REFRESH to be on, which will kill battery life.

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