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A Novice’s Guide to Apple Health and Google Fit

Posted by on September 15, 2020 in Stuff with 0 Comments

Everyone desires good health, and a lot of people go to great lengths to achieve just that. With the advancement of technology, health applications have also sprung up. Such health apps have a critical role in the sphere of health just as the custom thesis writing is concerning essay writing. Different types of health apps have different working modes but the choice always lies with an individual’s preference.

Most of the health app trackers promise to assist an individual in getting into top shape though you must ascertain the compatibility of your phone and the app. However, closer to home exist built-in health apps such as Apple Health and Google Fit running on iOS and Android platforms respectively. The two health apps can track your activity via sensors on an individual’s device or attuned wearables.

In as much as the two health apps share in common when it comes to basic features, they also differ in more ways beyond the interfaces.  Google Fit offers a simple steps-and-activity counter, available on iOS and Android platforms, while Apple health provides an all-inclusive wellness tracking service. Apple Health, however, only runs on the iOS platform.

Google Fit

Set up. You only need to log into the app using your account on Google if it’s already available in your phone. It’s also possible to download whether it’s an iOS or an android phone. You then have to enter some personal details such as your gender, age, height, fitness goals, and weight before kicking on. The app runs automatically once your phone’s on with a provision to manually add activities.

For you to begin using the app more mindfully, you can try and set goals on your profile, especially the step count goal or Hearts Point. Such goals have gotten tailor-made around WHO recommendations. As such, the app tracks the progress you make and notifies you when close to realizing the set objectives.

You can track your steps by viewing the progress on the Heart Point statistics either daily, weekly, or every month. A map can also show when it comes to the route you took if your phone’s GPS logged the coordinates.

Getting real-time tracking for all your activities can prove good but not on activities such as football games or a ten thousand meter run. So syncing can prove a coup, especially with a wearable tracker such as android wear.

Apple Health

Set up. Apple Health envisions a comprehensive shop for all things health-related. It includes other things like blood pressure tracking, fiber intake tracking, etc. However, the app also relies on other third-party devices and apps. As such, it will store medical details such as allergies and medical records such as the blood type.  The app runs automatically once you own an iPhone though you can switch it off using the privacy settings.

You only need to open the application to get your day’s readings and you can also review your health tracking data in a detailed form based on individual preferences.

It is possible to edit personal medical data from the Apple identification avatar followed by the medical ID. By toggling and enabling the show in case of a locked option, you can give easy access to these personal data even in an accident situation. However, the option reduces your privacy.

You can decide to extend the Apple Health capabilities by linking extra devices and apps. Runkeeper and Strava work perfectly fine with Apple health and similarly, you can add Clue and Lark among others.

Apple Health can handle more data than what Google Fit can, but it indeed proves a tricky learning curve. However, all the apps can work excellently and in a straightforward manner in providing access to every basic activity statistic.

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