Apple has plans to include an application dubbed 'Healthbook' in its next version of iOS, 9to5Mac reported on Friday.
With the help of advanced motion sensors, the said app will be able to track user's blood pressure, heart rate and glucose levels.
Moreover, the app will have the ability to "manage and track weight loss", 9to5Mac informs.
Recently, Apple's top executives Jeff Williams and Bud Tribble met with US Food and Drug Administration officials in the United States in respect to health related applications, as informed by the New York Times. The meeting details haven't been out yet, but surely the main agenda could be related to next-gen health features in iOS 8.
Healthbook is expected to be preinstalled iOS 8 app, according to 9to5Mac. Its interface will be similar to that of Apple's Passbook app. Instead of storing digital cards and coupons, the health focused app will store your fitness related data. Nothing special here, as we have already seen wearable devices like Nike Fuel Band SE to support familiar apps.
iWatch and iOS 8
Sources close to 9to5Mac also informed that Apple's much hyped iWatch will likely to arrive in 2014. Since Apple has already working on integrating health related app in its next-version of iOS, therefore, it is quite obvious to assume that the forthcoming intelligent watch will have sensors embedded inside to track human body movements and measuring blood pressure, amongst others.
Apple had forayed into yet-to-be explored health / fitness related business with its smash hit iPhone 5S in 2014. Coupled with A7 chipset and M7 coprocessor, the hardware is capable of achieving so much, say, tracking steps using third-party apps.
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