Apple released the iOS 13.6 beta today. The Health app on the iOS 13.6 gains a new “Symptoms” feature. The new section on Health App will let you log symptoms of various illnesses.
The COVID-19 virus has taken over the world and caused a global lockdown. The hardest part about Coronavirus is that it is hard to detect as it doesn’t show any symptom in patients until two weeks from them being infected, and patients can still spread the virus among people they come in contact with. However, researchers are working on a device that could soon make it possible to detect a COVID-19 patient using a smartphone.
Apple had started baking in support for an optional medical app called Research beginning from iOS 13.2. Now the company has released a standalone version of its first three studies that include the Apple Heart and Movement Study, the Apple Women’s Health Study, and the Apple Hearing Study. In order for the studies to work you need to have an Apple Watch paired with an iPhone.
The Health app in iOS 13 gets a new dynamic Summary view with detailed insights and long-term charts. There’s also a new menstrual cycle tracking feature that is privacy-focused. Here are all the awesome new features in the Health app.
Thanks to technological advent we now have fitness trackers that measure vitals like heart rate, blood pressure, ECG and O2. Statistics say that more than 1.3 billion people have high blood pressure and for most, it goes unnoticed. Researchers based at the University of Toronto in Canada and the Affiliated Hospital of Hangzhou Normal University in China are working on a way to track blood pressure by using a selfie camera.
At $400, Apple Watch isn’t for everyone. If you’re looking for a simple fitness tracker which counts steps, tracks workouts and your sleep, a $100 Fitbit is a great option. But the only problem is the lack of native integration. By default, Fitbit doesn’t sync your sleep, workouts, weight or steps to the Health app. But it’s possible to do using a third party app. Here’s how you can sync Fitbit with Apple Health app.
NPR has a new interview with Apple’s Chief Executive Officer, Tim Cook. The topic? Health data and privacy.
Apple Watch Series 4 Alerts User of Abnormally Fast Heart Rate Before ‘Supraventricular Tachycardia’ Diagnosis
Some doctors do not believe that the baked-in health features within the Apple Watch Series 4 are worthwhile for most people, but one can imagine those who have been informed of major heart issues wouldn’t agree.
Back in November, it was rumored that Apple was in talks with the Department of Veterans Affairs in the United States to launch digital health records.
The Apple Watch is a successful device for the company behind it, due in part for its significant health-related features.