MacFormat 295: Get fit with Apple kit

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Get fit with Apple kit

Get fit with Apple kit

MacFormat – January 2016 Issue 295

Self-tracking is nothing new. Professional athletes and trainers have monitored personal metrics for decades in an effort to improve performance, while doctors and clinicians have studied medical data for longer to improve patient health.

But in the last few years, interest in biometrics has increased exponentially. In this feature for MacFormat, I look at why tracking health and fitness data has really taken off – and how Apple innovated the field, broadening accessibility and democratising data in the process.

I also cover the best tracking apps available for Mac, Apple Watch and iOS devices, and introduce readers to the third-party wearables and accessories that promise to help lead a healthier, happier, more active lifestyle.