More Details Emerge About Apple’s iOS 8 Healthbook App
More details about Apple’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) rumored health-monitoring app, “Healthbook,” have been revealed by 9to5Mac. The latest Healthbook details follow recently leaked images from China that purport to show screenshots of the as-yet-unreleased iOS 8. One of the leaked images shows an icon for Healthbook with red, orange, and green color bands that represent blood pressure, calories burned, and heart rate, respectively.
According to “multiple sources working directly on the initiative’s development” cited by 9to5Mac, Apple’s upcoming fitness-tracking and health-monitoring app will manage data in nearly a dozen different categories related to health, exercise, and diet. The categories are Bloodwork, Heart Rate, Hydration, Blood Pressure, Activity, Nutrition, Blood Sugar, Sleep, Respiratory Rate, Oxygen Saturation, and Weight.
The design and appearance of the Healthbook app appears to be based on Apple’s Passbook app for iOS. Passbook was first introduced on iOS 6 and is used by companies to distribute coupons, tickets, gift cards, and customer rewards. The various health and fitness categories that are tracked by the Healthbook app resemble the cards seen in the Passbook app. Each of the Healthbook app’s card tabs is color-coded to represent the type of health or fitness data that it tracks. For example, the Bloodwork tab is red, the Heart Rate tab is green, and the Hydration tab is light blue.