Fitbit says it plans to unveil ‘the best health and fitness’ smartwatch later this year

While several wearable companies have exited the market recently, Fitbit is still working on its new smartwatch. According to CEO James Park, the company hopes to release the accessory “ahead of the holiday season.” Park made the announcement in Fitbit’s Q2 2017 earnings release.  more… 9to5Mac

Health in iOS 11 & watchOS 4: Diabetes management, insulin delivery, CoreBluetooth, new Workout data & more

New for Health in iOS 11 & watchOS 4: Apple is introducing a handful of new features for diabetes management as the Apple Watch gains the ability to connect directly to Bluetooth Low Power devices like those used for glucose monitoring. Alongside the new diabetes management features, app developers are getting more access to Workout data […]

Conan O’Brien makes mock Apple health ad, sends up Chaffetz’s healthcare comments

Apple’s health initiatives like Apple Watch, HealthKit and the iOS Health app are the focus of a new comedic short produced by late night talkshow Conan, which on Wednesday used the products to mock comments a GOP representative made about the nation’s affordable healthcare plan. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

Vague report claims Apple working on ‘killer device’ in health field to be launched next year

A rather vague Chinese report claims that Apple is working on a new ‘killer device’ in the health field, due to be released next year. The somewhat hyperbolic piece in the Economic Daily News also claims that new health-sensing tech will be built into the 2017 iPhone … more… Filed under: Apple 9to5Mac

Apple Launches CareKit Platform With Support for Four Health Apps

Apple’s new CareKit iOS framework goes live today, allowing app developers to create integrated software that helps patients and doctors to better track and manage medical conditions. The open source platform was announced last month and aims to make it easer for developers to build health apps by offering a number of integrations, such as […]

Apple shares six new Apple Watch ads showcasing health capabilities, navigation, and more

Apple this evening has shared six new video advertisements for Apple Watch. All six of the ads have different focuses, but all of them center around what Apple Watch is useful for and in what instances it can be used effectively. The first ad is called “Sprinkle” and focuses on Apple Watch’s support for Apple […]

Apple’s Jay Blahnik outlines Apple Watch health and fitness strategy, future device features in interview

In an interview published this week, Jay Blahnik, Apple’s director of Fitness and Health Technologies, spoke at length about Apple Watch hardware and software, explaining how the device came into being, it’s merits as a fitness monitor and where he thinks it’s going with watchOS 2. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

Apple Collected Over 18,000 Hours of Health and Fitness Data for Apple Watch

ABC was recently invited to Apple’s top-secret health and fitness lab for the Apple Watch for an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of the testing facility, accompanied by Apple executives Jeff Williams and Jay Blahnik. The network shared a preview of its visit on Good Morning America earlier today, and has now provided a closer look at […]

Insiders detail beginnings of Apple’s ResearchKit health data framework

After a surprise debut earlier in March, Apple’s open source ResearchKit framework is being hailed by some as the future of distributed medical research. Dr. Stephen Friend, who worked on the project and now serves as a medical technology advisor at Apple, paints a picture of the tool’s early days. AppleInsider – Frontpage News