Apple Health: It is a place where you can store and track all of your health and fitness data in one place.
Whether that’s steps, cycling, runs or even more serious health data like blood pressure and glucose levels, Apple Health can draw data from trackers, smartwatches, scales and other devices and put them in one place.
After its launch in 2014, it has evolved to become somewhere where even more of that data can live and be pulled in from devices like the Apple Watch, the iPhone, sleep monitors or third party apps like Strava. It’s more useful than it has ever been.
Whether you’re just getting to know for the first time or looking for ways to get more out of the software, we break down how it works, what it can track and much more.
Where can you find Apple Health?
The lives on the iPhone home screen and in the Apple Watch app screen if you have one of those handy too.
What can you track on Apple Health?
A lot is the simple answer. One thing to be clear of is that Apple Health isn’t capable of tracking anything on its own. This is all about pulling in that information from the device it’s installed on, compatible third party apps and devices.
To give you a flavour, can store data including:
- Walking + Running Distance
- Flights Climbed
- Heart rate
- Sleep Analysis
- Heart rate variability
These are all listed as Health Categories in the Browse section of the app.
When you expand those different categories, you’ll find most recent data tracked dependent on devices and apps pushing data to it.
In many instances where you might not currently be tracking a particular piece of data, Apple does make app recommendations that work with Health to help you start to do that.
What devices work with Apple Health?
Then there’s a sizeable collection of third party devices that can widen the type of data that’s stored. These include:
- Upright Go 2 posture trainer
- La Roche-Posay My Skin UV sensor
- Beddit Sleep monitor
- Withings BPM Connect Wi-Fi smart blood pressure monitor
- Withings Thermo thermometer
- Withings Body Cardio Wi-Fi smart scales
- Withings Body scales
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