“Apple introduced new data types and functions in HealthKit for logging workouts earlier this month that didn’t exist in its first release,” Owen Thomas writes for ReadWrite. “HealthKit apps can now log workout type, duration, and calories burned.”

“The latest reports suggest that Apple will announce a wearable device, the so-called ‘iWatch,’ in September — earlier than previously expected,” Thomas writes. “The only clue to its function in Apple’s documentation is HealthKit’s ability to record heart-rate data from a wrist-based device.”

Thomas writes, “It’s a healthy sign…that Apple is making such rapid progress in fleshing out HealthKit, and going beyond just vital signs that a nurse might collect in a doctor’s office to the real signals of a healthy body that we produce when we work out.”

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MacDailyNews Take: Soon, as with iPhone, we will look back and see two very distinct eras: pre-iWatch and post-iWatch.