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Apple's new FDA-approved electrocardiogram (ECG) app gives users a fast and easy way to monitor their heart health on the go.

Apple is especially careful about who has access to the ECG data, and the maker of the AI-powered fitness app RocketBody said it will be the first company to use Apple's ECG data in its Watch app.

Rocketbody told VentureBeat that the company will use the data four times per day to determine the state of the user's metabolism. One reading before the user goes to sleep, one when they wake up, another before they workout, and finally one after they workout.

SEE: Apple Watch ECG heart monitor app: How to use it

RocketBody's app helps a user determine the best time to workout based on their metabolism. The app plans to incorporate the ECG data to better analyze the aerobic and anaerobic processes of the user's heart.

Since Apple doesn't offer an open API to get ECG data, RocketBody plans to give users the option send the ECG report to its AI trainer. The option would go alongside the prompt to send the report to a doctor.

RocketBody plans to charge $5 per week to track your metabolism. That might seem a bit pricey if you're not a serious athlete. But if you want to check it out, the app has a free trial period.

And if you're serious about health and fitness, the app includes AI-powered data analytics, real-time workout coaching, personalized diets, customized exercise routines, and sleep and stress measurement.

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Takeaways

  1. The RocketBody fitness app claims to be the first third-party app to use the Apple Watch's ECG data.
  2. RocketBody's app helps you determine the best time to workout based on your metabolism. The app plans to incorporate the ECG data to better analyze the aerobic and anaerobic processes of the user's heart.

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Shelby is an Associate Writer for CNET's Download.com. She served as Editor in Chief for the Louisville Cardinal newspaper at the University of Louisville. She interned as Creative Non-Fiction Editor for Miracle Monocle literary magazine. Her work appears in Glass Mountain Magazine, Bookends Review, Soundings East, and on Louisville.com. Her cat, Puck, is the best cat ever.