As Apple unveiled its new iPhone and smartwatch today, one thing stood out to us tech-geeks here at Rock Creek Sports Club – the company’s focus on tracking health and fitness.
The new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus for instance, includes the M8 motion coprocessor “that gathers motion data from the accelerometer, gyroscope, compass and the new barometer, which senses air pressure to provide relative elevation.”
In short – it offers the user motion data that will appear in the health app so you can see how many flights of stairs you’ve climbed, or how far you’ve walked or run.
The new Apple Watch, which comes out next year, “unites the capabilities of an all-day fitness tracker and a highly advanced sports watch in one device you can wear all the time.”
The Activity app on the watch will measure three aspects of movement. The movement ring- the calories you’ve burned, the exercise ring measures the brisk activity you’ve done, and the stand ring shows how often you’ve stood up to take a break from sitting.
Even if you’re not a fan of Apple, we have to say, it’s exciting just to see the many different types of innovations being created to help people take an interest and control over their health.