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You have implied the reason in "the massively powerful primary processor". It takes electrical power to run the computer processing. Thus, if you need something to be on all the time, you want a smaller processor than the main one to save battery power.


10

HealthKit is pretty smart with your data. For every source in the Health app, you can set the priority of difference apps. Tap one of the metrics in the Health app tap Share data > Edit to drag sources in the right order. If other apps request data, HealthKit will automatically merge the datasets, probably based on timestamps. It picks the high priority ...


9

There are a few reasons why having a separate processor is appropriate for this. The processor is for tasks that can be run all of the time, whether you're doing something with your device or not. The tasks it's being asked to do are of critical priority, but likely require very little actual processing. Device Usability: By splitting this work to a ...


9

According to a few 2018 articles, the restrictions are based on the region where the watch was sold, and the removal of blocks is implemented by a watchOS update. Not tied to ID. No geo-fence. There was speculation that changing the watch's region settings could bypass the restriction, but those articles correct that understanding. Given these facts, ...


8

Looks like you need to encrypt your iPhone backups for your local backups to retain health data: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT6357 Hope this helps?


7

I would expect the opposite mechanism that what your title says - empirical evidence shows ECG is disabled everywhere by default and only enabled where cleared. This is also observed for COVID-19 location tracking. It’s baked in to iOS but enabled selectively by Apple in specific regions. For example, warchOS 7.3 expands ECG in Japan, Mayotte, Philippines, ...


6

Nike (and all the others providing similar things) needs to update their application to make use of HealthKit and send data to the Health app. Apple has announced that these updates also will not be available until later in September 2014: http://www.loopinsight.com/2014/09/18/apple-pulls-healthkit-apps-after-discovering-last-minute-bug/


6

On iOS 8.0.x the health app does no syncing of any health kit data or configuration. You only get the app on iPhone and iPod builds and there is no cloud component of the data. It resides on each device and only gets backed up to iCloud as a device backup and not synced like other things can in iCloud such as calendar and contacts data.


6

Unless you choose to backup your data to iCloud, none of your data will be sent to Apple. Even if you do choose to backup your data to iCloud, that data is encrypted - meaning only you can access it. Apple’s privacy policy is here and you can request Apple send you all the data they have and inspect the health data yourself to know how / when / what was ...


5

The activity recorded on the Apple Watch is separate from the activity recorded on the iPhone. As such each is recorded as a separate source in health.app. Also only activity recorded on the Apple Watch is reflected in activity.app. Source: @pbur - Apple Software Engineer https://twitter.com/wahoo/status/591749264956461058


5

Third party developers can provide import functionality to health app via the normal Health Kit API on iOS. Some apps scrape or use web API such as Sync Solver exist to get FitBit data from the cloud to the local health app on iOS. Some such as Health Importer are more general. (proper disclosure: I work on this app) We have an app on the store that is ...


5

iCloud will back up your health data on your iPhone so you can restore your health data to a new device or to your device if it fails or needs to be wiped. If you don’t use iCloud, iTunes also backs up health data but only if you select "Encrypt iPhone Backup". When you do a "Restore from Backup" on your iPhone 6, select the encrypted backup you just made....


5

iOS 8 has Settings => Privacy => Motion & Fitness => Fitness Tracking (On/Off). I don't know if it works; it was on when I just discovered it, yet Health app can't find any motion data. I do walk ...


5

Adding notes in Health.app No, as of iOS 10.3.x you can't add comments to Health.app and its database. Alternative (3rd party apps) If you want to enter any notes or observations you need to rely on a third party app to do so. Ideally, this app should be able to export your notes in a non-proprietary format like XML. Not all apps (e.g. Pillow) with a ...


5

Short answer Assuming there's no obvious explanation (e.g. sleep walking, getting up to go to the toilet, someone 'using' your phone, etc) then no, this isn't normal. Long answer Despite the "short answer" above, it's important to appreciate that in the absence of an activity tracking device (e.g. Apple Watch, Fitbit, etc) being paired to your iPhone, ...


5

Source: Enable Motion Tracking, so that your iPhone will actually record the data. Go to Settings>Privacy>Motion & Fitness. Toggle Fitness Tracking on. Now your iPhone will count your steps. Go to the Health app to setup your physical info so that it can better estimate your stride length. Add steps to the Today view. While in Health app, go ...


5

The Apple Watch Series 3 and Nike+ Edition are exactly the same hardware, just different bands and some preloaded software (which you can manually install on a plain Apple Watch). It's the same price because it's essentially the same hardware in the box From Apple Insider: Last year's Nike+ Apple Watch Series 3 wasn't much different from the standard ...


4

It's not a feature that you need to enable. The co-processor starts tracking when you switch on your phone. To answer your question, Health app does not track your steps, it merely only shows you the data that is fed from the co-processor and other health related apps. I'm afraid it's something which cannot be switched off. Some developers over at the ...


4

Backups don't backup health data unless they're encrypted backups. Thus, if you restore one of these unencrypted backups, you won't restore the health data. This data is gone—it's not stored in iCloud for privacy reasons.


4

Apple Health is smart. It automatically aggregates step data, so that every minute, it takes the step count from the last 60 seconds from the device with the highest input and adds that to the daily total. It knows when the measurements from each device were started and when they ended, and it makes sure to not include any steps from two sources measured at ...


3

You need an iPhone 6 to be able to calculate 'flights' without any external device or manual input, as it uses a new sensor, the altimeter/air pressure sensor. Steps is 'how many paces you took' Walking/running distance is your total distance travelled - but of course paces are much longer when running. Flights is 'how many times did your elevation ...


3

This is a total speculation but I think this might be because the data you are viewing is generated by the M8 co-processor and it only stores data for a relatively short space of time. The idea being that other apps are meant to take the data from the co-processor and store it, and the M7/M8 co-processors themselves just have a little memory to cover periods ...


3

It's technically possible, but no apps have so far used the Nike+ Fuelband without using Nike's website. Hack Nike+ Fuelband tried to make this a reality, but there has been no progress.


3

As far as I researched the answer of Paul Veugen is only partially true. HealthKit does merge this Data if you use a HKStatisticsQuery or a HKStatisticsCollectionQuery. Otherwise it will be up to you, to provide a logic to merge/deduplicate the results. One possible solution might be to use HKSourceQuery to Identify different sources and e.g. only select ...


3

As long as you give it permission to access and change data in Health, it's all (steps, walking & running distance, heart rate, active calories, etc.) right there in Health. I know this first-hand, as a proud Apple Watch owner since April 24.


3

The health data is automatically added by the watch. If you can see heart rate data, this means your Apple Watch is sending data to the Health app properly. The message on the screenshot you posted is a bit misleading. In this answer you'll learn how to verify that the heart rate data is being transmitted correctly and how to shut off heart rate data ...


3

Go to Setings > General > Restrictions and enable it. Do nothing and re-enable it, the app should be back. On iOS 10 and later, you might also need to go to the App Store and reinstall system apps so be sure to try that as well. Last - look for any profiles in settings in case someone managing your device has prevented use of that app systematically. You ...


3

The Apple Watch wants you to stand each hour to complete your stand goal. So if you haven't stood during all the hour, it will remind you to do it 10 minutes before the next hour to give the the time to stand a little and add an hour to your stand goal ! It's anyway what apple says on their website : Even if you’re active part of the day, sitting too ...


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Simply the answer is: you can not change because of the update


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