HealthKit-enabled Cardiogram, the Apple Watch app developed in collaboration with researchers at the University of California San Francisco’s Health eHeart study, has been updated to version 1, offering native Apple Watch support, a new complication, 3D Touch support on compatible iPhones, and a new look.
What’s New in Version 1.0
Cardiogram 1.0 has a redesigned UI, native Apple Watch app, and more. New features:
* Apple Watch complication
* Native WatchOS 2 app — see your heart rate graph directly on your Apple Watch
* Redesigned heart rate charts with pinch-to-zoom
* Your move, exercise, and stand goals show up on the new Metrics pane
Cardiogram, developed by Brandon Ballinger and Johnson Hsieh, in collaboration with the UCSF Health eHeart study, was developed as part of a program to develop methods of detecting abnormal heart rhythms by using consumer devices with heart rate sensors, like the Apple Watch.
The app is now a native watchOS 2 app, which means users can track their recorded heart rate data without the need to be connected to their iPhone. The app offers users access to their latest heart rate readings, which supports the Apple Watch Time Travel feature, via a new Apple Watch watchface complication.
The iPhone part of the app has also received some update love, with a Metrics pane that displays a user’s move, exercise, and stand goals, and detail activity stats which display heart rate trends. iPhone 6s and 6s Plus owners can use 3D Touch to tag heart rate peaks, making it easier to record and track possible abnormal heart rhythms.
Data from the app can also be shared via social networks, and the app also offer pinch-to-zoom enabled heart rate charts, along with some general user interface changes.
Via HealthKit, the app can share a user’s data with the mRhythm Study, which was developed to detect the most common heart arrhythmia, using readily available consumer devices, such as the Apple Watch. All users can take part in the study, as the algorithm “learns” from users both with and without preexisting heart conditions.
Cardiogram 1.0 is free, and is available in the App Store. [GET IT HERE]