“Now that HealthKit and its supported apps have hit the App Store, you’re probably itching to try all of the apps and analyze as much health data as possible,” Leah Yamshon reports for Macworld. “But before you do that, think about the information that you really want to know every day.”
“With HealthKit, you can truly customize the health and data experience you want to have,” Yamshon reports. “That’s why it’s important to select your apps, devices, and Health app settings carefully, perhaps selecting apps that do one task well — one for tracking sleep, another for caloric intake, another for fitness, and a final app for general health — and then share that information freely with other HealthKit apps. And that’s exactly what the apps listed here do.”
Yamshon reports, “These five apps each bring something different to the table, delivering a well-balanced snapshot of your daily health routine.”
Read more about each app – Map My Run, MyFitnessPal, AskMD, MotionX 24/7, Lark – in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: Some of these apps are a bit ridiculous: “Place your iPhone in bed next to you to track your sleep.” Seriously? No, we’ll not be sleeping with our iPhones and their lithium-ion batteries, thanks.
Also, from Apple’s battery information pages:
Your device is designed to perform well in a wide range of temperatures, with 62° to 72° F (16° to 22° C) as the ideal comfort zone. It’s especially important to avoid exposing your device to temperatures higher than 95° F (35° C), which can permanently damage battery capacity. That is, your battery won’t power your device as long on a given charge. Charging the device in high temperatures can damage it further. Even storing a battery in a hot environment can damage it irreversibly.
Human’s normal body temperature is 97.7–99.5° F (36.5–37.5° C). Sleeping under the covers can get really warm, especially when sharing the blanket with someone else. In other words: These temperatures can permanently damage your iPhone’s battery capacity.
When we’re asleep is when we charge our devices. Never put a charging device, plugged into the wall, in bed with you.