Apple is preparing to launch a new gadget in June, one of which it is said to be very healthy. A small wristband and an app, both developed by Apple will help us better monitor our health status. So promises the American company and its engineers, engineers who are preparing to launch the product in June this year. Its name? Apple Healthbook.
Apple Healthbook, your own private heath supervisor
The Apple Healthbook app has several sections: one dedicated to vital signs, pulse, blood pressure, respiration, one showing the oxygen levels (pulse oximetry), blood sugar or alcohol, weight and sleep (here people are speculating that the man behind monitoring sleep is Apple’s latest employee, sleep specialist Roy J.E.M Raymann from Philips). Apple is already testing this app with iOS 8, the new operating system for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.
The data reaches the app via a Bluetooth bracelet bearing the name (provisional) iBand and after that the data gets processed. Company sources say that both the application and the bracelet will be launched at the annual conference of developers.
And that’s not all. Apple Healthbook will prove to be a great help in emergency situations (especially if it will come with the bracelet): the app comes with a sort of Emergency Card, where users will be able to store valuable information such as: birthdate, blood type, location, organ donor status and emergency contact info.
Apple might not be the first manufacturer of wearable devices, but might just be the best. Here are some of the best known smart bracelets:
1. Jawbone UP
It comes in many colors, in three sizes, has an interesting design. The less good part is that you have to remove it every day and connect it to the phone to sync.
The Fitbit bracelet at $ 100 is apparently the “it” bracelet of the moment and credited by many as the best option.
Probably the oldest smart bracelet on the market, FuelBand ($ 150) is designed more for those who do a lot of movement and are interested in improving performance.
LarkLife ($ 150) comes with a feature similar to that of Jawbone UP. Follows daily activity, sleep and meals.
5. Misfit Shine
Use Shine ($ 120) as a wristwatch and medallion watch and pocket watch.. It has an internal battery that lasts up to 4 months and is waterproof.