A new report about Apple’s much rumored “Healthbook” app for iOS 8, features renderings said to be created from actual screenshots.
The report, from 9to5Mac, gives users a peek at what they can expect from the app, which would be Apple’s first push into the health and fitness app market.
9to5Mac’s renderings show a Passbook-like interface, with each card distinguished by color and covering various health and fitness categories, keeping track of such vital signs as physical activity, hydration, heart rate, and more. The app can also reportedly track data such as bloodwork, heart rate, hydration, blood pressure, physical activity, nutrition, blood sugar, sleep, respiratory rate, oxygen saturation, and weight.
“While other publications have reported to the contrary, the images clearly show that Apple is working on tracking hydration levels. Also contradicting other reporting, these images do not indicate that Apple is working on tracking stress or pregnancy data points. It is possible that this type of functionality could arrive in the future, but I do not believe Apple is currently developing those capabilities.”
The way the app will track such data isn’t clear at this time, however, it’s almost certain the app will track use the iPhone 5s’s M7 motion co-processor to track steps, miles walked, and other such motion based data.
“Blood, hydration, and respiratory rate information would clearly need to come from other sources.”
Healthbook is expected to debut as a part of iOS 8, later this year.
(Screenshots – Courtesy of 9to5Mac.)