Best Accessories And Apps For Apple’s iOS 8 HealthKit

Apple might not have got off to a flying start with its in built health app, but now that is a thing of the past and it is mainly due to the accessories and apps that are made available. Now is the time to take advantage of this wellness program, HealthKit. Managing your fitness meant handling several apps in iOS 8 prior to the introduction of HealthKit. The users of iOS 8 had to rely mainly on the third party apps for all these fitness related issues, but not anymore.

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Best Accessories And Apps For Apple iOS 8 HealthKit

There are several platforms now, which will allow you to keep a track on the calorie count along with other activities under one roof. But, there were issues with that too, as it seemed that the apps would work exceptionally well only with the company’s hardware.

But, now that HealthKit has arrived, you don’t have to use separate apps for keeping a track of nutrition and other biometric readings. HealthKit has integrated several apps and accessories to make the users experience a better one and here we have mentioned some of the best ones.

Health Mate from WiThings

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Health Mate from WiThings

This amazing app, which is updated recently, has the ability to track your weight too. But, in order to make this happen, you will have to use iPhone M8 or the iPhone M7 motion coprocessors. There are hardware accessories, which tracks down the data without any user intervention. There are several other WiThings products available, which has the potential to measure the blood pressure and also measures the sleep that you have. The Health Mate app is a free one available in App Store of iOS.

Nike+

Nike+
Nike+

It lets you know the distance travelled and the calories burned with the help of this app and send it to HealthKit.

My Fitness Pal

My-Fitness-Pal
My Fitness Pal

If you are conscious about your fitness, then this health app will help you in tracking down the nutrition as well as calorie consumption. So, the next time when you go to the marketplace, you can scan the calorie count and the nutrition count just by scanning the barcode on the package. It will also let you know what your daily calorie consumption must be. This one is also a free app too.

Sync Solver for Fitbit

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Sync Solver for Fitbit

Fitbit didn’t officially release an app to incorporate into HealthKit, but thanks to third party app Sync Solver, an unofficial app is made available. It is made available for $0.99 and with the help of this app you can read online data, from the Fitbit account and send it directly to HealthKit.

Up by Jawbone

Up-by-Jawbone
Up by Jawbone

Jawbone, the fitness track band, is simply superb as it helps you stay healthy and the UP app has been updated recently in order to integrate the app with HealthKit. It tracks down the activity along with the sleep tracking capability.

Bowflex MAX

Bowflex-MAX
Bowflex MAX

When you are working out, it will show the stats of your workout, including heart rate, workout duration and calories burned. Its app is integrated in HealthKit. You will get every detail under one roof comfortably.

BACTrack

BACTrack
BACTrack

It is another app that will track your nutrition as well as activity along with a breathalyzer, which will give out the content of blood – alcohol and send the statistics to the iPhone. In case you want to track the alcohol consumption, then you can take the assistance of this app.

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