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iWatch: Apple weighing up health app ecosystem

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iWatch: Apple weighing up health app ecosystem

Apple is plotting an entire health and fitness ecosystem, designed to deliver specific monitoring features to its forthcoming iWatch. That’s the word from an anonymous ‘mobile health executive’, who says he's seen Cupertino’s plans first-hand.

The insider, speaking with Reuters, said Apple’s plans go way beyond the simple release of the iWatch. If launched, it could offer a whole new platform for serving up up fitness add–ons and tracking functionality.

It’s not clear if this ecosystem is the same as Apple’s HealthBook app. That feature is believed to be one of the key additions in iOS 8, due to be detailed at next month’s WWDC event in San Francisco.

However, reports last week suggested Apple may hold back the release of HealthBook, with its engineers too busy working on a new version of the OS X desktop system.

The iWatch is widely expected to be released this autumn, with Apple almost certain to include basic tracking and fitness smarts.

Source:

Reuters

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