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Get Fit with Apple Watch: Using the Apple Watch for Health and Fitness by Allen G. Taylor

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Chapter    7

Using the Apple Watch with the iPhone Health App

Strictly speaking, the Health app is an iPhone app, not an Apple Watch app. It was around long before the Apple Watch was introduced. However, the arrival of the watch has increased the value of the Health app tremendously. The Apple Watch senses your movements and vital signs in real time while you are exercising and transmits that information directly to the Health app via the Bluetooth connection between your Apple Watch and your iPhone. The Health app records this data and presents it to you in graphical form as well as in the form of raw data. With the charts on the Health app Dashboard, you can tell at a glance how far you have run or walked today, what the range of your heart ...

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