With more than 100,000 mobile health apps available today, you need help sorting through the fitness contenders. Consider these nine apps.
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It's not available yet, but Apple Health will come preloaded on all next-generation iOS devices, as well as via the free upgrade to iOS 8. With such a vast potential market, Apple is expected to shake up the mobile health app market when its first fitness-tracking app enters the arena.
The app tracks heart rate, calories burned, blood sugar, and cholesterol. Users can create emergency cards with contact information, as well as blood type, allergies, and other vital medical data. The Mayo Clinic contributed a wealth of health education for inclusion in the app. In exchange, Mayo hopes to contact healthy consumers via its own app, which can retrieve data from Apple's HealthKit platform.
Apple Health will be available for iOS 8 this fall.