One of the selling points of Apple for its Apple Watch is the tracking capability for health that includes activities, sleep, and some medical conditions. But the iPhone unit has health-tracking capabilities as well.
Perhaps many have known that the iPhone can track the steps, but not only that, the health app built-in to the iPhone can do much more. Through its apps, the iPhone is capable of tracking one’s mindfulness, ascertain sleeping hours, walking speed, and others more.
Here are some of the health-tracking features found in iPhone:
The number of steps one takes in a day can be automatically tracked in the Health app including the stairs climbed and the total distance is taken. Good for diabetic patients who are advised to have a certain target number of steps per day.
The closest Apple has to the meditation app is to subscribe in its Fitness+ that has mindful activities and yoga workouts. It can also install Meditation apps like Calm or Headspace. Once installed, information can be saved to Apple Health and one can know how long one spends meditating each day.
Apple Watch can track one’s sleep but the sleeping time can also be tracked and save information in the iPhone. Although it is not that reliable for sleeping analysis, it is good enough for making one aware of sleeping patterns.
Wind down feature can automatically put the iPhone in the “Do not Disturb” option and automatically dims the display screen. This mode will prevent sleeping disturbance. Here are steps to turn on the feature:
This feature is applicable to women as it tracks menstrual cycles and anticipates the next period and fertility range. Information like the level of period flow, symptoms, and others can also be saved for recording data.
Headphone audio levels
This feature can help track the loudness of the headphone audio. It will notify an alert when the music gets louder than the recommended limit.
Health records can be categorized and saved, such that during visits to the doctors it can help give important information the doctors need to come up with accurate diagnoses. And if the doctor uses Apple Health, one can integrate the information including results of blood testing, immunizations, or any past medical treatments, and more.
Built into the iOS 14 that was launched last September 2020, Apple also comes with a health checklist feature. It can set up a medical ID with relevant information on the phone. Vital information like blood type, allergies, medicine taken, height, weight, whether one wants to donate organs if sudden death happens, and other information. One has the option to choose the information one wants to place.
Setup to Emergency SOS can be made where the iPhone will automatically call emergency services if one taps the side button of the phone 5 times. In pressing and holding the button, it will also send a message to any contacts added in the Emergency SOS.