Health (application)

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Health iOS 8 icon.png
Developer(s) Apple Inc.
Preview release All models: iOS 8.0 Beta 5 (12A4345d) / August 4, 2014; 15 days ago (2014-08-04)
Operating system iOS 8
Type Health informatics, Physical fitness
License Proprietary
Website Health

Health is an application for iOS 8 announced by Apple at their Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2014.

The application is intended to be a personal and central data collection point, for connected third-party electronic accessories and wearable technology, that can directly monitor and analyse an individual's biochemistry and physiology for medical and general fitness purposes.[1]

It displays a dashboard of all the fitness and health data of the user, including the heart rate, calories burned, blood sugar, cholesterol etc. Users can create, from within the application or from the lock screen, an emergency card with medicinal details.[1]


HealthKit API

HealthKit is the accompanying developer application programming interface (API) included in the iOS SDK (Software Development Kit) for the Mac. It is used by software developers to design applications that have extensibility and that can interact with the Health application on iOS.

The API allows other applications with the user's permission, to access health data. For example, a blood pressure application would share information with a doctor, or a nutrition application could inform a fitness application, how many calories a user consumes each day.


  1. ^ a b "Apple - iOS 8 - Health". Apple Inc. June 2, 2014. Retrieved June 27, 2014. 

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