A newly granted patent (number 10,568,533) shows that Apple continues to work on ways to beef up the health monitoring features of the Apple Watch. The patent is for “user interfaces for health monitoring.”
In the patent data, Apple says that monitoring health, such as heart health using heart rhythm and heart rate information, using electronic devices is a convenient and effective method of providing and maintaining awareness of one’s health. Using electronic devices enable a user to quickly and easily capture biometric information used to monitor the user’s health — and Apple wants to make this even easier.
Here’s a summary of the invention: “Exemplary user interfaces for initial setup of health monitoring using a first electronic device and a second electronic device is described. Exemplary user interfaces for recording biometric information for use in health monitoring is described. Exemplary user interfaces for using an input device while recording biometric information for health monitoring is described. Exemplary user interfaces for viewing and managing aspects of health monitoring is described.”