Health on iPads?

Discussion in 'iOS 11' started by honglong1976, Jun 9, 2017.

  1. honglong1976 macrumors 6502a

    honglong1976

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    iPads have the motion processor M7, M8, M9 etc. Big song and dance about it but I never found anything on an iPad that actually uses it.

    If Health is finally installed that would be awesome!

    thanks:)
     
  2. Super Xander macrumors regular

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    True, I only think that Hi Siri and Touch ID is stored with the M-processor as well battery too.
    Especially the iPad Air with M7 I wonder what it does. As I know the iPad Air 2 has NFC, but have no idea what it is used for.
     
  3. honglong1976 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    honglong1976

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    Just seems to waste to have this awesome processor that counts steps but is never used!

    I had a Nexus 4, Nexus 7 and LG watch before and google fit worked across all of them. Shame Apple doesn't allow an iPad to be used as a source for steps and merge they intelligently in the cloud across all devices!
     
  4. boston04and07 macrumors 65816

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    Now that Health and Activity are synced/backed up via iCloud there's really no reason not to. I would love to view and manage that data on my iPad's screen as opposed to only my phone. Send feedback! I did. :)
     
  5. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    You can't stick an iPad in your pocket, therefore it would not be able to count steps and would be virtually useless. The only reason I foresee the need of a health app on the iPad is for viewing, but the health app is so basic/weak right now that not even that seems needed. There is nothing much that the health app does right now, if anything iOS 10 made it weaker.
     
  6. Julien macrumors G3

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    Health/Activity has also synced to iCloud. It's just now you can segregate it to restore the data only instead of a full backup. While I would LOVE an iPad app for viewing/editing unfortunately it is NOT likely to happen until at least iOS 12, if then.
     
  7. boston04and07 macrumors 65816

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    Oh yeah, for sure. I always send feedback this time of year on what I didn't see in this year's software release, in the hopes it'll make it in for next year. :rolleyes: Hopefully someday!
     

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