Apple Watch

By Jonah Comstock June 8, 2015
Compared to past World Wide Developer Conferences, Apple's latest presentation was light on health-related content. But buried in the talk about streaming music and HomeKit were some significant updates to both Apple Health and HealthKit as well as the fitness and health features of the Apple Watch. Early in the presentation, Craig Federighi, Apple's Senior VP of Software Development announced...
By Aditi Pai June 4, 2015
Jawbone UP2 Just three months after Apple pulled a number of wristworn fitness tracking devices from its stores, including Jawbone UP24 and Nike FuelBand SE, Jawbone Senior Product Manager Jason Donahue revealed that the company's devices would return to the Apple Store in the coming months during a presentation he gave in Japan, according to local reports in that country, and as explained in ...
By Jonah Comstock June 4, 2015
New York City and Austin, Texas-based Informed Data Systems has raised $8 million for its One Drop mobile diabetes management platform. The round was led by RRE, with additional contributions from BoxGroup, Capital Factory, and existing investors LAUNCH fund and Neu Ventures. One Drop is a direct-to-consumer app for diabetes management, currently available on iOS and Apple Watch. It allows users...
By Jonah Comstock May 28, 2015
Gamified medication adherence app maker Mango Health is moving beyond medications, using a new Google Fit integration to add tracking of blood pressure and weight, as well as activity tracking, into its app, the company announced today. "From a patient or consumer’s perspective in the app, it leverages the existing paradigm around reminders, which we think is a very effective way to begin...
By Jonah Comstock May 21, 2015
Apple has added Apple Watch support to three of its 22 enterprise apps designed in collaboration with IBM, including its app for nurses, Hospital RN. 9to5Mac first spotted the updates to Apple's enterprise app website. "The Hospital RN app for iOS gives nurses the power to spend less time tracking down information and more time caring for patients," Apple writes on its website. "It uses iBeacon...
By Jonah Comstock May 20, 2015
The Apple Watch had its first software update this week, and it did include some minor updates to the health tracking features. In addition, reports have surfaced of additional health features Apple might be planning to add as the company's June 8th Worldwide Developer Conference approaches. Although the exact details are elusive, yesterday's Apple Watch software update included changes to the...
By Jonah Comstock April 30, 2015
Humana's Cue app. A new lab at Humana is dedicated to making sure HumanaVitality and other apps from the insurance giant have the same nimble development protocols as apps developed at a small startup would. A Wall Street Journal report this week offered a peek at the work being done at the Digital Experience Center that Humana launched last fall. The new space houses 11 full-time employees...
By Aditi Pai April 30, 2015
Fitbit Surge smartwatch President Barack Obama is not the only one who, at least for now, seems to prefer the Fitbit to the Apple Watch. An ON World survey of more than 1,000 consumers found that 48 percent of fitness tracker early adopters chose the Fitbit, while just 21 percent chose the Apple Watch. “Most activity trackers are one third the price of the lowest priced Apple smartwatch making...
By Jonah Comstock April 27, 2015
Mayo Clinic's Apple Watch app for doctors As the Apple Watch begins to find its way into the hands of consumers, it's also becoming clearer that there's a lot of interest in the health features of the device. On April 24th, the day the Apple Watch began shipping, MobiHealthNews found 264 Apple Watch apps related to health or fitness in the Apple AppStore, including apps from Humana, Cerner,...
By Jonah Comstock April 20, 2015
Just a few days before the first units start shipping, Apple has posted some support documents that pull back the curtain on some of the technical details of its heart rate monitor, and also give some insight into steps Apple has taken to head off potential skin irritation issues. Apple blog 9to5Mac first spotted the two new pages. According to the new heart rate page, Apple Watch monitors the...