Which Equipment Can You Connect with Health on the iPhone?

By Dwight Spivey

The iPhone sports a handy native app that you can use to help track your health. This app has a ton of handy features, including allowing you to register as an organ donor. In addition, you can keep tabs on your fitness goals and progress. The aptly named Health is designed to connect with a variety of equipment to wirelessly import data about your health and fitness, such as these:

  • Treadmills
  • Scales
  • Blood-pressure monitors

Glucose monitors are another piece of equipment for porting data to Health, though some health care proponents are concerned about this more sensitive health data and the chance for error when used with an app not produced by a medical manufacturer.

Some of these health monitors are subject to federal approval, and self-reporting to a medical provider is under debate because it can become part of the official patient records, so it will be interesting to see how far into this area Apple can go with its Health app.