Apple expands HealthKit in iOS 9 to track sexual activity, ovulation, UV exposure, water intake

Beginning with iOS 9, HealthKit will accept a number of new data types from external apps and accessories, tracking everything from water consumption to whether protection was used during sex.



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Apple's HealthKit has yet to realize its potential, thanks to lackadaisical third-party support

Apple’s HealthKit, especially with the newly launched Apple Watch, is a fantastic way for apps and services to share health and fitness data openly with one another. Unfortunately, Apple’s own Health app is still being held back by short-sighted decisions some of the top fitness platforms, including my two favorites: RunKeeper and Fitbit.



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Apple Watch, HealthKit star in Louisiana hypertension treatment program

Patients at one Louisiana healthcare provider are combining two of Apple’s newest technologies, HealthKit and the pulse-sensing Apple Watch, to enhance monitoring and treatment of hypertension.



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HealthKit bug hits Apple’s iOS 8 launch, compatible fitness apps removed

Wednesday’s launch of Apple’s iOS 8 didn’t get off to the best of starts. A bug was discovered in HealthKit – one of the flagship features of the refreshed mobile OS – forcing the company to take down all compatible third-party apps until further notice. 

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Apple's HealthKit powering ambitious new medical trials at Stanford, Duke

Apple’s new HealthKit tools in iOS 8 are the centerpiece of two separate medical trials about to kick off at prominent U.S. hospitals, aiming to help in treatment of diabetes, cancer and heart disease.



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Apple details HealthKit, HomeKit, TestFlight and app extension rules in App Store Review Guideline update

After releasing a set of developer rules for HealthKit in the last iOS 8 beta, Apple on Tuesday updated its App Store Review Guidelines to restrict apps from storing user health data in iCloud, as well as add coverage for upcoming frameworks including app extensions, HomeKit and TestFlight.



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Piper Jaffray ups Apple price target to $120 with high hopes for iOS 8 home & health features

With the inclusion of HomeKit and HealthKit in Apple’s forthcoming iOS 8, as well as rumors of a new ‘iPhone 6′ mobile payment system, investment firm Piper Jaffray has increased its price target on the company’s stock to $120.



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Apple tightens HealthKit privacy policy in bid to protect users’ health data

Ahead of its imminent launch of iOS 8 and its HealthKit platform, Apple has updated its privacy policy warning health-app developers not to sell or pass on any collected personal data to advertising platforms, data brokers, or information resellers. 

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Apple spoke with UnitedHealth, Humana regarding HealthKit tie-up – report

As part of a campaign designed to drive adoption of its forthcoming HealthKit biomedical tracking platform, Apple has reportedly held broad-stroke discussions with major U.S. insurers UnitedHealth and Humana about potential partnerships.



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Apple files for 'HealthKit' trademarks in the US, Europe

Nearly three months after first protecting the “HealthKit” moniker in the small island nation of Trinidad and Tobago, Apple has officially filed paperwork to expand that protection to the U.S. and the European Union.



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Google to launch Apple HealthKit competitor for Android at I/O conference – report

Apple’s new HealthKit health and fitness tracking platform looks set to gain a fresh challenger in the form of Android developer Google, which will reportedly launch a similar service dubbed Google Fit at its annual developer conference in San Francisco later this month.



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Apple's iOS 8 uses iBeacon tech brings location-aware app access to lock screen

While not a brand new feature like HealthKit, Apple baked into iOS 8 what appears to be new iBeacon functionality, making the process of proximity-aware app and content pushes passive and more discovery oriented.



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Apple's iOS 8 uses iBeacon tech brings location-aware app access to lock screen

While not a brand new feature like HealthKit, Apple baked into iOS 8 what appears to be new iBeacon functionality, making the process of proximity-aware app and content pushes passive and more discovery oriented.



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Apple's iOS 8 uses iBeacon tech to bring location-aware app access to lock screen

While not a brand new feature like HealthKit, Apple baked into iOS 8 what appears to be new iBeacon functionality, making the process of proximity-aware app and content pushes passive and more discovery oriented.



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Apple announces HealthKit for holistic health tracking

Confirming rumored in the weeks leading up to WWDC, Apple on Monday announced HealthKit and accompanying app Health, two assets that collect, store and parse health-related data in a central digital repository.



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