What you need to know
- A new patent talks about potential health coaching features in the Health app.
- It also hints at blood glucose monitoring.
As reported from My Healthy Apple, Apple is conducting new research that could result in more targeted health coaching including assistance with blood glucose monitoring.
A new patent talks about notifying users in a more effective way, rather than adding to the endless alerts that many of us receive on our phones. It also talks about a potential health coach feature that would help users stay on course with their health goals.
The patent also talks about habit tracking to either encourage you to meet new habits or avoid bad ones.
While it is unclear when or if the feature will roll out to users, it is something to keep an eye on as Apple ventures further into the health area. The company, just last month, launched its Apple Fitness+ workout subscription service.
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