Move over, FitBit. Step aside, Nike+. Get out of the way, Polar loop.
Apple has a new fitness tracker coming to town, and if it lives up to the hype, it might just revolutionize the way you get healthy.
The word on the street is that Apple is working on a new mobile fitness app called Healthbook that will go beyond where traditional fitness apps have dared to venture.
Citing "multiple sources working directly on the initiative's development," the blog 9to5Mac recently released a review of Healthbook, which is said to feature a series of tabs that help track and monitor basic health data. According to the review, each area of health and fitness tracking will have its own "card" in Healthbook and users can prioritize the cards to suit their own health and fitness goals. Healthbook will be capable of tracking fitness activities, sleep patterns, and hydration, as well as heart rate, blood pressure, nutrition, blood sugar, respiratory rate, oxygen saturation and weight.
Along with tracking health data, the app will also include an Emergency Card with vital information about a user's birth date, eye color, medications, organ donation status, blood type, and emergency contact information that can be accessed by health care providers when needed.
Apple is reportedly testing Healthbook with iOS 8, and it may or may not be made compatible with another Apple venture reportedly in the works, the iWatch.
Stay tuned for more info about Healthbook. No date has been set yet for its debut, but if it's anything like previous Apple products, it's no doubt there will be plenty of noise generated when Healthbook is finally released to the market.
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