We heard about Apple’s plan to launch HealthBook with iOS 8, in fact screen shots with HealthBooks’ icon has also floated around the internet for quite some time. During WWDC’s keynote, Apple finally announced its Health App: HealthKit (and not HealthBook) for iOS 8. With HealthKit’s health and fitness tracking Apple enters into an area that carries the most important information for any user. There are already many applications on the App Store that help users track their activity levels, weight management and health management. HealthKit will now combine data from various health and fitness Apps and Devices and make them accessible all in one place, making it easier for the user.
Luckily, newer iOS devices have M7 motion-tracking chip, that will help in sourcing user activity data for tracking Apps and finally into HealthKit. The Mayo Clinic and Nike are the partners currently as informed by Apple exec Craig Federighi, but more third party developers are likely to become partners.