Why there is the "Health" app on the 4s?

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by FatPuppy, Sep 12, 2014.

  1. FatPuppy macrumors 68000

    FatPuppy

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    Apple said that the Apple watch is compatible only with the iphone 5 and above, what's the point of the health app on 4s if it can't work with the watch?
     
  2. oldmacs macrumors 68040

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    Because third party health apps can use it, I assume Nike Plus can use it and you can use it in otter ways - to track calories etc.
     
  3. FatPuppy thread starter macrumors 68000

    FatPuppy

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    Ok, thank you!
     
  4. Ntombi macrumors 68040

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    There are a ton of non-Apple-Watch uses for the Health App. I've already input my latest lab results and set up my Medical ID (sort of like a MedicAlert for the phone, accessible from the lock screen), and third-party apps like Fitbit and Withings will be able to access parts of it if you allow it.

    It's one of the new features I'm very excited about, and I have no intention of buying an :apple:Watch. :)
     

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