Earlier this month at the Apple Special Event in California, Apple unveiled their most advanced version of the Health App. The app consolidates users data from their health and fitness apps allowing you to track, record, and monitor your data in one place. A favorite among users is the Steps feature which monitors steps taken, flight of stairs, heart rate and much more. Not so fast. Before you get started, you’ll need iOS 8 or later. To use the Steps feature you’ll need an iPhone 5 or later. Apple’s Health app is chalk full of innovative functions, we list the most important features and 22 health and fitness that are compatible with Apple Health.

Medical ID

  • Personalize important health information in case of emergencies.

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    Apple Support: Medical ID showing your health information.
  • Record your birth date, blood type, age, height, and emergency contact.
  • You can turn on the Medical ID, so when your phone is locked, in case of emergency people will have access to this information, like an emergency contact.

The app consolidates users data from their health and fitness apps allowing you to track, record, and monitor your data in one place.

Health Data

  • Tracks your personal health data from all of your health and fitness apps.

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    Apple Health’s Dashboard recording your body measurements, fitness stats, sleep data, and more.
  • Track and record body measurements, fitness stats, nutrition, sleeping habits, and vital signs.
  • Data can be shared with medical physicians or other third-party.
  • Data is encrypted, so you have privacy control on who can view your information.

Apple Health bridges the gap in communication between you and your physician. Finally, we’ll be able to record and monitor our health, so we can understand our doctor’s jargon during our visits. What’s more, there are 22 Essential fitness apps that work well with Apple Health for your iPhone or Apple watch!

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