We’re just a week away from Apple’s launch of iOS 8, and one of the things we’re expecting to see at the launch is Apple’s new Healthbook platform. The idea behind this project is for your iPhone to become the tool that keeps track of everything your personal health needs, in a similar way to what Samsung offers with S Health, only that focused on more than just fitness. Sadly all we’ve seen about it are a couple of renders of what the product might look like and not a real working concept, at least until today.
The attached video shows us a working concept of Healthbook, which is apparently planned to work in the same fashion as we currently see with Passbook, but with immediate visual information of your health instead. Obviously for this concept, and even for the idea of Healthbook to work, you need a wearable that can track your information accurately. You’ll notice that the concept actually invites you to pair your iPhone with an iWatch for this to work.
You’ll notice that the concept envisions reminders for medication, alerts for your current heart rate, and pretty much everything a human would need to actually need Healthbook as a tool. It’s hard to tell if this will become a reality, but if it does, Apple would definitely redefine the need for a smartwatch and a smartphone.