"Feeling ill? Apple Watch may diagnose you"
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Feeling ill? Apple Watch may diagnose you
The Apple watch of the future could alert you if you should see a doctor.
At least that's the plan for the evolution of Apple's Health Kit app according to a report from Bloomberg.
Health Kit collects health and fitness data from different devices, including the Apple watch, and owners can see a chart of the data collected over time.
but sources tell Bloomberg that Apple wants HealthKit to be able to eventually interpret all the data it collects and give health advice to the owner or their doctor.
The report says Apple has been hiring scores of healthcare experts for this mission And Apple is also working on more health focused watch apps, including one to track sleep and another that measures the time it takes for the heart rate to fall from it's peak to rest.
Adding fuel to the report is the fact that Apple purchased the start up company that created software For pulling health records from different databases and formats, and then compiling them into one place.
Perhaps it's Apple's way of looking at healthcare data the same way it looked at the music business years ago.
Having all your music on iTunes Made it hard to leave the iPod.
Having all your medical history in one app makes it hard to switch from Apple Watch and iPhone.
I'm Bridget Carey, and you can keep up with the latest tech news at CNET.com/update.
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