Apple announced their new Apple Healthkit at WWDC earlier this week, and now we have some more information on the software.
According to 9 to 5 Mac, Healthkit will come with native Bluetooth support, which means that accessory makers will be able to release the devices without a companion application.
The accessories that will be built-in and supported natively by HealthKit include heart rate and blood pressure monitors, glucose sensors, and health thermometers. Apple is using official standard specs for Bluetooth LE devices from Bluetooth.org, which is what allows iOS 8 to automatically establish a connection with the devices listed above without the manufacturers worrying about anything on the software side.
Apple will release Healthkit with iOS 8, the company has said that it will launch this fall, and we are expecting it to launch in September along with the Apple iWatch and the iPhone 6.
Both the Apple iWatch and iPhone 6 are expected to have a strong focus on health and fitness, and Apple has already started to advertise this in the latest adverts for the iPhone 5S.
As soon as we get some more information on Apple Healthkit, and also some details on third party devices coming from various manufacturers, we will let you guys know.