Apple Health

Apple Health

Apple Health review: 50 facts and highlights

Apple Health

Why is Apple Health better than the average?

General info

Free app
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You can download the app for free, from platforms such as Google Play or the App Store.
It is compatible with a range of Android devices such as smartphones and tablets.
Is compatible with iOS
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It is compatible with a range of iOS devices such as iPhones, iPads and the iPod Touch.
Can be personalised
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You can personalize the appearance of the app - for example, choosing a different theme or colors.
Supports widgets
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You can add widgets to the home screen. This allows you to have more flexibility and to see information at a glance, without going into the app.
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Adverts can be distracting and obtrusive. Apps and blogs without ads are more aesthetically pleasing, nicer to use, and make the content stand out.
Available on PC
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These services are ideal if you want to use the app while sat down at your computer, as well as on-the-go.

Activity tracking

It supports third-party heart rate monitors to incorporate your pulse data.
This is useful if you are on a strict training diet or if you are trying to lose weight. It can also help to boost your motivation.
Tracks distance
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It tracks how far you travel.
Has exercise diary
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It has an exercise diary, allowing you to easily keep track of your previous workouts.
Has a route tracker
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With a route tracker you can add your route onto a map. It is helpful if you plan to do the same route again, or want to share it with your community.
Tracks your sleep
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It can track your sleep, such as how long you sleep for and the quality.
Has auto pause
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It can determine when you have stopped working out and pause your current workout tracking until you start moving again.
Tracks steps taken
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It tracks how many steps you take throughout the day, allowing you to see how active you have been.
Has exercise tagging
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After exercising, you can add details about your workout (e.g., jogging, swimming, cycling). This enables the device to provide more accurate information, such as the number of calories burned.

Activity reports

Your activity data is analysed to give you reports, available to view through the app or website. This allows you to see how active you have been and to help you make improvements.
Provides sleep reports
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Your sleep data is analysed to give you a report, available to view through the app or website. This allows you to see the quality of your sleep and to help you make improvements.
Has goal setting
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Allows you to set your own goals, such as reaching 15,000 steps in a single day.
Has achievements
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You are awarded achievements for reaching goals, helping to encourage you and keep you motivated.

Nutrition tracking

Has weight tracking
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You can input your weight data, making it easier to track changes.
Tracks BMI
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BMI (body mass index) is a measurement of body shape determined by the person’s height and weight. Being able to track your BMI is useful as you can track your progress in achieving the ideal weight for your height.
Tracks water intake
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You can use it to log the water you drink throughout the day. Drinking enough water is essential to your well-being, with the European Food Safety Authority recommending that women drink about 1.6l per day and men drink 2l per day.
It is compatible with smart scales such as the Fitbit Aria and Withings range. These scales transmit information such as weight and BMI to connected services over Wi-Fi.
Tracks calorie intake
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Using the app, you can input the food you eat to help you manage your nutrition better.
Suggests recipes
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It will suggest recipes to you, making it easier to eat healthily.
The app supports scanning food barcodes using the camera. It checks a food database and adds the item based on its barcode, allowing you to quickly and easily track your calorie intake.
Has food diary
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A food diary allows you to easily keep track of the food you have consumed, an important part of staying healthy and losing weight.
Points-based system
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It uses a points-based system instead of just focusing on calories. This can make it much easier to control your nutrition as it is simpler than counting calories, and it also takes other factors into account such as fat and fiber.


Has music playback
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You can listen to your own music when working out. This can make exercising more enjoyable and motivate you to push yourself further.
Supports routes
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You can create or find existing routes to sync to the app.
Has smart alarm
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It determines when you are in a light state of sleep and wakes you up within a set period of time before your alarm. This can allow you to wake up feeling fresher and more alert.
You can sync your data to standard calendar apps, such as Apple’s Calendar or Google Calendar.
Has coaching
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The app can determine the best way for you to progress in your exercise, and offers coaching advice.
Has voice feedback
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It has voice feedback during your workouts, helping you stay up-to-date on your progress and encouraging you as you exercise.
Includes maps
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It includes localized maps to help you see the information easily at a glance. Usually, you can zoom in on the maps and see the desired location with more detail.
Has live tracking
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You can share your workout progress live, for example allowing your friends to see where you are on your running route.
You get a notification when you are due to get your period.

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