38 more health and wellness apps that connect to Apple’s HealthKit

By Aditi Pai
07:28 am

Apple Health AppA few weeks ago, MobiHealthNews compiled a list of 23 health and wellness apps that connect to Apple’s HealthKit platform, which feeds health and wellness data from third party devices and apps into its consumer-facing app, called Health. Health is preloaded on all iPhones running iOS 8.

And even though, last week, popular activity tracker app Fitbit posted on its customer feedback forum that it had no current plans to integrate with the platform, at least 38 other apps have now been added to Apple's HealthKit collection in the Apple App Store.

Some apps that were included in MobiHealthNews' previous list, but not in Apple's, including Lark and Fitport, have now been added to Apple's list. Apple also split the list into three sections: Health and Fitness, Food and Nutrition, and Healthcare Apps.

Here are the other 38 apps that have added HealthKit integration:

Health and Fitness:

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Health Mate -- Withings' app, Health Mate, syncs with all Withings devices, including the Withings smart scales, activity trackers, sleep tracker, blood pressure monitor, and baby products. All of the data from these devices can now be imported from Health Mate into the user's Health app.

Strava Running and Cycling -- Strava, which also modified its app to make use of Apple's M7 motion coprocessor a few months after Apple added the chip to its last phones, tracks runs and bike rides. Users can also create routes, follow old routes, get stats on their runs, like distance, pace, speed, and elevation, and sync heart rate statistics through a participating activity tracker. Through the Health App integration, users can also send their Strava data to the Health app. The app description adds that this service is optional.

DailyBurn -- DailyBurn offers a library of workout videos including cardio, high-intensity interval training, yoga, strength-training, dance, and beginner fitness workouts. The videos vary in time and can last 15 minutes or an hour. Data from these workouts can be integrated into HealthKit.

Pocket Yoga ($2.99) -- This app offers voice and visual instructions for 27 different yoga practices. If users connect their app to Health, it will also track heart rate and calories burned using HealthKit.

Golfshot: Golf GPS -- Golfshot offers several features for golfers, including scoring, GPS distances to the green on over 500,000 golf holes and over 40,000 golf courses globally, satellite imagery of each hole, but for HealthKit, the app lets users integrate steps, calories, and pace of play into the app.

Sleepio -- Sleepio is London-based digital health service maker Big Health's first tool.  The app aims to help users fix their sleeping issues. From there, Sleepio creates a personalized program for the user to follow. “The Prof”, an online persona built into Sleepio, leads users through the program to help them learn cognitive behavioral techniques that will ideally improve their sleep schedules. The system also offers various tools including a daily schedule. With the integration, the app now imports fitness data from HealthKit so that it can provide users with more personalized insights.

Runtastic PRO GPS ($4.99) -- This Runtastic app tracks distance, duration, speed, elevation change, and calories burned. Unlike the standard version, Runtastic PRO offers voice coaching, auto pause for session when the user stops moving, route suggestions, and training goals. With its HealthKit integration, Runtastic will now send its data to the platform.

Runmeter GPS Pedometer -- Runmeter helps runners track their runs, find training plans, and record running routes, laps, and splits. With HealthKit integration, the app can also post workouts to the Health app.

Argus -- Argus, the latest app from health app maker Azumio, aggregates readings from many of Azumio’s other apps and also includes built-in tracking for food, sleep, and activity. Unlike most of Azumio’s apps,  Argus is available on iPhone only. The app will also add calorie and workout data from HealthKit.

Endomondo -- Endomondo is a personal trainer that people can use if they are  running, cycling, walking, or doing another physical exercise. Users can track routes, record stats, and share workouts. When users connect the app to Health, the workouts are automatically saved to both Endomondo and Health.

Runtastic Me -- This app tracks steps, active minutes, and calories burned. It also lets the user set goals to achieve and integrated with Runtastic's new wearable activity tracker Orbit. All data collected can be sent to Health.

Clue- Period Tracker -- Although Apple's Health app does not come with a fertility tracking section to upload data specific to a woman's cycle, Clue, which tracks a user's sex, pain, mood, cervical fluid, birth control pills, and basal body temperature, can upload some data to Health. The basal body temperature can be uploaded to Health under the temperature section. So long as the user doesn't record her regular temperature as well, the graph will show trends in her basal body temperature over time.

Instant Heart Rate ($1.99) -- Instant Heart Rate, the app that first put Azumio on the map, tracks the user’s heart rate by detecting color changes on the user’s finger using the phone’s camera. The app's heart rate measurement can now also be added to Health.

Garmin Connect -- Owners of Garmin activity tracking devices can use Garmin Connect to sync all of their workout data. This includes maps, steps, distance, and calories burned. Now users also have the option to post these metrics to Health.

Beddit -- This app connects to Beddit's in-bed sensor that tracks a person's total sleep time, sleep cycles, average heart rate, average respiration rate, heart rate curve, and night time events like bed exits and snoring. Sleep data and heart rate can be viewed in Health.

Fjuul -- Fjuul tracks a user's daily activity and then tells the user how to turn everyday movements into exercise. And now users can feed activity data into HealthKit.

Endomondo Life -- Endomondo developed this app specifically for the iPhone 5S. It tracks activity using the iPhone's motion coprocessor to monitor activity without burning the battery life. The app supports syncing height and weight with the Apple Health app.

Get Moving ($0.99) -- Get Moving also tracks activity, but it also makes a point to track inactivity. Using the location manager, users can see where they have been inactive during the day and for how long. If users connect the app to HealthKit, it will read the user's height, weight, and gender.

PEAR Training -- PEAR offers workouts and training plans for users. If users sync the app with HealthKit, the app will send workout results, like distance, calories, and heart rate to Health.

Food and Nutrition:

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Lifesum -- Lifesum aims to make it easier for users to track what they eat and how they exercise. It offers barcode scanning for food tracking, food and exercise charts, quicker entry for often-consumed foods, and a database of millions of food items. The free (and ad-free) app also has integrations with RunKeeper, Withings, and Moves. The app's integration with HealthKit helps users integrate health information into the Lifesum app.

Weight Watchers Mobile -- The Weight Watchers app helps Weight Watchers members keep track of their food consumption when they are on the go. The app helps them record every time that they eat, workout, or change weight. The app offers a database of over 200,000 foods and 4,000 recipes. Weight Watchers also pulls fitness data from Health into its app.

Panera Bread -- The Panera app lets users look for a bakery in their area, browse the menu, order food and customize the order from a smartphone, and sign up to be a member of Panera's rewards club, MyPanera. Now the nutrition facts from food that the user orders can be imported into HealthKit.

Nutrino -- Nutrino provides food suggestions to help users reach their health goals based on their medical profile, goals, and culinary preferences. Users can add meal summaries to the Health App, sync their weight with Health App, and add exercises from other Health App apps to their Nutrino diary.

Foodzy -- Foodzy is a mobile fitness and nutrition journal. The app helps users create personalized food dashboards and sync their nutrition to the Health app if they prefer that dashboard.

Calorie Counter PRO by MyNetDiary ($3.99) -- This app allows the user to create a plan with a target weight and desired weight loss rate. From there, the app offers food tracking, exercise input and recipe suggestions. The online community is supported by a registered dietitian and the user can also create private groups for family and friends. To input food, the app offers a barcode scanner, food database, internet search access and water tracking. Nutrition data and food tracking can be synced to Health.

Weight Loss Tracker by RecStyle -- Users can use this app to store weight and body mass data. When they turn the device sideways, the app will show a graph of the user's progress. The user can also opt to send this data to their Health app.

MyMacros+ Diet, Weight and Calorie Tracker ($2.99) -- MyMacros+, developed by a professional bodybuilder, aims to help users track their nutrition. This nutrition data can be sent to HealthKit.

Healthcare Apps:

AskMDMayo Clinic -- The Mayo Clinic app helps patients of the hospital access their personal medical record, schedule an appointment, view lab results, or contact their care team through a secure messaging feature. Their personal health data can also be sent to the Health dashboard.

MyChart -- Electronic medical record company Epic's app, called MyChart, offers patients a place to review test results, medications, and immunization history, stay in touch with their physician, manage appointments, upload health and fitness data, including data from the Apple Health app, view and pay medical bills, and access their family's health information.

AskMD -- Sharecare's AskMD app offers users a symptom checker that allows them to choose which symptoms they are feeling and then see which potential health issues they might have. The app then walks the user through a ‘consultation’ in which the app will ask the user a series of questions to identify more specifically what the symptom feels like, when it started, and if there are any other symptoms accompanying it. AskMD will integrate data from Health so that the app will have snapshots of the user's health.

onpatient Personal Health Record -- EHR developer drchrono's app provides patients who use the EHR system with a way to view their medical records on the go. The data can also be imported into Health.

Qardio -- This app connects to Qardio's recently FDA-cleared connected blood pressure monitor, called QardioArm. QardioArm connects via Bluetooth to this app where the information can be shared with family members or doctors. This data can also be uploaded to HealthKit.

Hello Doctor -- Hello Doctor aims to help patients manage and store their medical information. Users can take blood pressure data from Health to auto-create a blood pressure report that they can then share with their doctor

Patient IO -- This app helps healthcare professionals create and deliver care plans to patients. The app turns the care plan into a list of daily tasks complete with reminders and health tracking for patients. Physicians use a dashboard to personalize the plans, but once physicians create one for a certain condition or disease, they can make it a template and have a starting point for the next time they create a similar plan. Users can use the app to view their health data and sync it to Health.

HealthyNow -- HealthyNow is the companion app for the Cerner Wellness Health Portal.  The platform collects activity and nutrition data, offers a messaging center to connect with health professionals, incentivizes patients with challenges, and provides a medication management section. Though its HealthKit integration, patients can also get step and weight data from HealthKit and upload it to the Cerner Wellness Health Portal.

Other apps:

Axial Exchange -- Axial Exchange builds mobile patient engagement tools for hospitals. The app offers day-to-day health management tools including medication adherence, access to all health system resources available to patients, and trackers for mood, headaches, and vital signs. Hospitals and health systems that use Axial Exchange include Hospital Corporation of America, Baptist Health, Parish Medical Center, and University of Colorado Health. The Axial app now integrates data from HealthKit in order to help providers get a clearer picture of the user's health.

QS Access -- Quantified Self Labs, a California-based company, aims to connect people who are interested in self tracking through events, meetups, and forums. The company also created a guide to self tracking tools. Through its integration with HealthKit, people who have the QS Access app can download it to Numbers, Excel, R, or any other CSV compatible tool.

Ovia Fertility -- Ovuline's fertility app, Ovia Fertility, offers an ovulation calculator and calendar, period tracker, articles on fertility and conception, and data-driven predictions of fertility and ovulation. The Ovia Fertility app can also send blood pressure, weight, steps, and body temperature data to HealthKit. Ovuline's other app, Ovia Pregnancy, can share blood pressure and weight.


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