Our last post, Can we rely on Mobile Health Apps analyzes how mHealth apps can stagger even the largest user.
The Apple OS store and the Android OS (Chrome Play store) offer two highly visible marketplaces for mobile health apps. Microsoft also offers mobile health apps such as Health Vault, HealthVaultmobile, Microsoft also features a Health and Fitness guide for developers but has no specific product of it's own. The Windows phone store offers Fitbit, Active Fitness Gym Pocket Guide, Runtastic, and 30-Minute Boot Camp. All of these collect and store data, however have no remote monitoring functions. Microsoft and others have multiple focused apps for excercise with titles such as: Ab Builder to Pullups
While mHealth pertains to a wide spectrum of devices in size, as a wearable, or implanted device, it oftens require merging many different components to work, requiring wifi,smartphones, tablets and pcs to integrate an application.
Smartphones are being replaced by Smartwatchs such as Gear S,
The latest reports suggest that Apple will announce a wearable device, the so-called "iWatch," in September—earlier than previously expected. The only clue to its function in Apple's documentation is HealthKit's ability to record heart-rate data from a wrist-based device. HealthKit also records sleep-quality information, distinguishing whether you're in bed or actually asleep—data that devices like the Jawbone Up, Fitbit, and Runtastic Orbit can collect.