iHealth, maker of various iPhone connected healthcare accessories, today announced that its iOS apps are being updated with HealthKit integration. That means that the users of the company’s Wireless Blood Pressure Monitors, Blood Glucose Meters, Wireless Scale, and other health tracking accessories will be able to sync data with the new iOS 8 Health app.
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As for what exactly you’ll be able to track in the Health app, the company says it will offer 15 key vitals data through the various iHealth accessories, including: blood glucose, blood pressure, heart rate, steps, distance, active calories, sleep analysis, weight, BMI, body fat, lean body mass and oxygen saturation.
iPhone and iPod touch users running iOS 8 now have access to the broadest set of health data through iHealth devices. All user information within the Health app is permissioned and stored securely on their iPhone or iPod Touch, ensuring that users maintain control over what information is shared and with whom.
In total, the company has nine healthcare related accessories capable of pumping data into the Health app via its own My Vitals, My Vitals 2.0, and SpO2 apps being updated today. It also has plans to update its Gluco-Smart app later this week.
We originally expected to see a long list of app developers and accessory makers support Apple’s new Health app when iOS launched, but Apple quickly announced a bug would delay the launch several weeks. Apple fixed the problem in iOS 8.0.2 and we’ve since seen a long list of apps updated with support.