Health & Fitness Software
After its successful debut in the US this past September, the ECG app on the Apple Watch Series 4 arrived Thursday in Hong Kong and 19 European countries, including France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom. The new regions are part of the watch OS 5.2 update.
"We've seen the ECG app and irregular rhythm notifications on Apple Watch have meaningful impact on our customers across the United States," Jeff Williams, Apple's chief operating officer, said in a release.... Read More »
Before Apple announced the Apple Watch's ability to perform echocardiograms on the go last year, it was working with Stanford University to study the technology. The Apple Heart Study enrolled 400,000 people.
According to study results, presented Saturday, 2,000 of those participants received a notification about an irregular heart rhythm, which can be a sign of a larger problem, like atrial fibrillation. The sooner warning signs can be spotted, the sooner people can seek help.
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In tandem with last Friday's World Sleep Day, musician Moby released his latest album Long Ambients 2. The album is available exclusively on the Calm meditation app (download for iOS or Android) and is a sequel to Long Ambients 1: Calm. Sleep, released in 2016.
With a Calm account, you can listen to Moby's six relaxing tracks to meditate, work or fall asleep to at about 37 minutes each.
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If you log on to Google Fit's website today, you'll be greeted by a yellow banner saying web support for the health tracker is coming to an end.
The Google Fit site will shut down on March 19, Google said in its announcement. If you want to keep track of your activities and continue your health goals, Google suggests you install the Fit app on your Android device or Wear OS smartwatch.
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A lot of mental and physical changes come with turning 50 years old. As your body starts to truly show signs of aging like lesser muscle function, diminished healing abilities and slower blood flow, you may have to adjust your workout regiment (or begin one).
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The app provides users with personalized fitness goals, tracks daily activity levels and recommends healthy lifestyle choices. Attain also offers a massive perk: When users put in more effort or hit their goals, they can earn points, which can go towards gift cards or buying an Apple Watch.
To stay committed to a workout regiment, there is a level of dedication involved. Fitting workouts into your week is easier if it can be convenient, though.
Users can choose quick 7-minute routines or complete training programs. There are classes for every skill level in running,... Read More »
A number of digital wellness tools encourage putting your smartphone down to feel better. Research even links heavy smartphone usage with anxiety, loneliness and depression.
To elevate the user's mood, Moodrise provides select video, audio and images to positively impact your brain chemistry. The developer... Read More »
One of the best ways to keep up with your fitness goals or your New Year's resolution to get in shape is to mix up your workout routines. To help, there are dozens of fitness apps available for download, and trainers publish routines on YouTube or other social media platforms all the time.
To help fight malnutrition in children, Germany's Welthungerhilfe partnered with India's Action Against Hunger chapter to create the Child Growth Monitor app.
The app, which launched as a pilot project in India, uses Microsoft Azure and artificial intelligence (AI) to monitor the child's growth and nutrition levels.
With a 3D scan, Child Growth Monitor uses built-in infrared cameras and machine learning to compare the scan to anthropometric measures, according to Welthungerhilfe. The app could replace costly, slow and sometimes... Read More »