Apple is increasingly focusing on health and wellness in its products and services. Apple’s latest Watch Series 8 has some health-centric features. Rumours suggest that the company could add blood glucose monitoring to its future watches. It is a long-term objective for the company. Mark Gurman reported that the tech giant was developing a health coach service called “Quartz”, which will be available at a cost.
According to reports, the coaching service will use Apple Watch data and artificial intelligence to create personalised programs for users. The program will focus on improving eating, sleeping, and exercise habits. The service is not expected to be announced until next year.
Apple is developing a health coach powered by AI that will help improve your sleep, eating, and exercise habits. The service, code-named “Quartz”, will reportedly “use AI and the data from an Apple Watch in order to make suggestions and to create coaching programs tailored for specific users. Quartz will not be released this year, but next.
Report highlights a number of new health initiatives, including the new Quartz app and service. As part of iPadOS 17, the iPad will get a version of Health that is dedicated to it. Apple is reportedly also working on a new emotion tracker, which claims is different from Apple’s rumored Journaling App. They are also reportedly developing features for users with nearsightedness. Apple did not immediately respond to a comment request.
Apple has a growing collection of health-focused features built into its products. For example, it introduced a feature for tracking medications last year and runs its paid Fitness Plus service, which updates workouts each week. I personally like the yoga classes offered by this service. More health features will be added, it seems. The company’s mixed reality headset is rumored to support Fitness Plus, and will have meditation app. Apple also reportedly is making progress with noninvasive blood glucose testing, but my colleague Victoria Song explains that we may have to wait a long time until this becomes a reality.