Apple recently unveiled its smart watch. The watch not only is a mini-computer, but it can help improve your health.
The watch comes with an app that promises to calculate all kinds of data including heart rate, calories burned and other metrics in one place – and can also count how many stairs you climb.
Although the Apple’s new technology is exciting, some health experts are disappointed.
Much of this monitoring software and hardware is already available through a variety of existing apps from Apple and its rivals Samsung, along with Google’s Android…One of the largest omissions – but the most anticipated in the healthcare market – was the release of more details on the new HealthKit platform. This will allow users to pool their personal data and also share it with doctors – should they so wish.
Apple will also face significant competition from other big tech firms.
Google is another tech giant to step into the health world taking on both Apple and Samsung with its ‘Google Fit’ service, which collects and aggregates data from common fitness trackers and health-related apps.
Google has also recently launched a new healthcare company called ‘Calico’ – and last month joined forces with AbbVie to help develop new treatments for conditions that affect the elderly.
Nevertheless, this innovation appears to be a positive step for improving patient health.