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Get Specific Details in Health App for iPhone by Rotating a Dashboard

Mar 15, 2016 - 7 Comments
Tap to see specifics for dates, time, hour in Health app

The Health app on iPhone is able to track steps and mileage, and if you have an Apple Watch it will keep track of your heart rate, active calories with a pedometer, and other fitness data as well. When you open Health app, the Dashboard offers an overview of activity for the day, week, month, … Read More

How to Share Activity Progress with Apple Watch & iPhone

Jan 21, 2016 - 4 Comments

The Activity app on iPhone gathers much of the physical activity, pedometer, and health and fitness data from Apple Watch and presents it in an easy to read format. But the info found in Activity app is not limited to just the iPhone and Apple Watch, because you can share Activity progress easily with others … Read More

How to Change Distance Units from Miles to KM on Apple Watch Workout

Jan 10, 2016 - 3 Comments
Switch workout from miles to kilometer

For Apple Watch users who track their workouts with the device, you can adjust, switch, or set distance unit measurements per workout, switching from miles to kilometers and vice versa. This can be really helpful if you’re typically measuring distances in miles (or kilometers), but maybe you’re training for an event and want to switch … Read More

How to Use the Pedometer on Apple Watch to Count Steps & Distance

Dec 20, 2015 - 37 Comments
Apple Watch activity app

The Apple Watch has numerous health and fitness related features including a heart rate monitor and built-in step counter, also known as a pedometer. While many users assume the pedometer feature must be accessed from the accompanying iPhone, which can also track steps and mileage on it’s own, there’s actually a separate pedometer feature bundled … Read More

Siri Can Call Emergency Services For You with iPhone if Need Be

Jul 17, 2015 - 18 Comments
Call Emergency Services with Siri an iPhone if need be

Obviously nobody wants to be in an emergency situation, but if the need ever arises, Siri can come to your aid with a quick ability to dial the local emergency service line, and it works practically wherever you are in the world with the iPhone so long as it has a cellular connection. There’s not … Read More

How to Measure Heart Rate with Apple Watch

Jun 24, 2015 - 1 Comment
Heart Rate data from Apple Watch shown on iPhone

One of the more interesting health features on Apple Watch is the ability to measure the wearers pulse as a heart rate in beats per minute, which you can see directly on the Watch itself, and also graphed over time on the iPhone through Health app. Monitoring heart rate is a pretty neat feature for … Read More

How to Turn Off (or On) the Stand Up Reminder on Apple Watch

Jun 3, 2015 - 24 Comments
Apple Watch activity goal screen summary with standing reminder

Apple Watch has a variety of fitness tracking and motivational features that are aimed at improving the wearers activity and health, or at least their awareness of it. One of the most notable features for Apple Watch users is the “Stand Reminder”, which, much as it sounds, is a gentle reminder to stand up every … Read More

How to Enable (or Disable) Motion & Fitness Tracking with iPhone

Apr 5, 2015 - 32 Comments
Toggle fitness and activity tracking on iPhone

Newer iPhones have the ability to track fitness activity and motion and displaying that data in Health app and other applications. Fitness tracking is done by using a low-power motion coprocessor that determines steps, altitude gain and lost, and distance traveled, and many users like this feature as it represents an easy way to keep … Read More

Health App Dashboard Empty on the iPhone? It’s a Quick Fix

Dec 11, 2014 - 65 Comments
Fix an Empty Health app Dashboard on iPhone

The iOS Health app can keep track of your movement, steps, and fitness throughout the day, and it works really great with the new iPhones… most of the time, at least. But sometimes you can open Health app and rather than seeing a chart of your fitness activity for that day, week, or month, you’ll … Read More

How to Track Steps & Mileage with iPhone to Make the Health App Useful

Oct 8, 2014 - 104 Comments
Tracking activity and steps in iPhone Health app

The Health app, loaded onto all iPhones with iOS 8 and sitting prominently on the home screen, is clearly ambitious, but at the moment the majority of it’s intended abilities remain inactive or useless (at least without additional third party sensors, which don’t seem to exist yet). But for those with a new iPhone, the … Read More

Go on a Diet & Eat Healthy with Siri

Nov 5, 2012 - 2 Comments
Find the number of Calories in food, from Siri

The next time you’re wondering how many grams of sugar are in that donut and if it’s going to cut into your allotted daily calorie intake of junk food, just pull out your iPhone or iPad and ask Siri. Thanks to Siri’s ability to tap into the wealth of knowledge at Wolfram Alpha, you can … Read More

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