Welcome to Apple Healthkit. This website aims to give you the latest information about Apple’s newest service for iOS which helps you keep tracking your health on your iDevice.
See also: List of Health app compatible devices.
How does Health work?
Latest Smart Health Devices
HealthKit works with third-party apps and gives you control over the information you share. Health & Fitness Apps do not work standalone, Apple promises. HealthKit is a central platform for health information. Apple has been working with the Mayo Clinic and Nike to develop this, but also with many other clinics. One of the clinics is Radboud University Medical Center in the list, the University Hospital in Nijmegen. Apple is also working with health care providers to integrate into other applications.
Everything in one place
The new Health app gives you an easy-to-read dashboard for your fitness and health data. It shows the heart rate, calories burned, cholesterol and all kinds of other data. Everything is together in one place and is accessible with a tap on the screen. You can also make an emergency card, where you record important health information such as blood type and allergies. The beauty is that this emergency card is accessible from your lock screen, so caregivers can consult it at any time.
Health goes beyond fitness information. You can also see diagnoses, results of lab tests, store diagnoses and medical examinations. With HealthKit, developers can get started. They can make their apps access to your health data, where you choose what you share. For example, you can share data from a blood pressure app automatically with your family doctor, or allow a diet app to read how many calories you have consumed.