Healthbook Demo

Apple is expected to unveil iOS 8 at its upcoming WWDC keynote in just one week. A number of new features and apps are expected to be announced, one of them being Healthbook. The health-focused app is said to provide users with vital information, such as heart rate, hydration, blood pressure, respiratory rate, oxygen saturation, blood sugar, weight and more.

An increasing amount of speculation about Healthbook has inspired visual designer Jayaprasad Mohanan to create a live demo of the app that you can try right on your iPhone. The concept is entirely based on what we’ve heard from bloggers over the past four months, including leaked Healthbook screenshots posted by the well-connected Mark Gurman back in March. Check it out… 

The above video provides a rundown of the Healthbook demo, detailing how the app will provide vital health and nutritional information, notifications for medical alerts, emergency cards with contact information and more. The app will have charts, numerical stats and visuals to show health information like cholesterol, sleeping habits, physical activity and all of the other aforementioned parameters.

It is expected that Healthbook will pair with the oft-rumored iWatch, which many believe will be announced at the WWDC keynote next week. But there are also conflicting reports that suggest the app might not have a presence at WWDC, and could be delayed until the iOS 8.1 software update. The good news is that we only have to wait less than seven days longer until we find out for sure.

WWDC kicks off on June 2nd, with an opening keynote at 10:00 AM Pacific. The five-day conference is hosted by a thousand Apple engineers, and over five-thousand developers make the trip each year. A number of flagship products have been announced at past WWDC keynotes, ranging from next-generation iPhones and Macs to new OS X and iOS versions. We’ll have full coverage of WWDC 2014 as it unfolds.

Are you interested in Healthbook?

  • David Gitman


  • Umut Bilgiç

    I think they need to jump on board with health since Galaxy phones health campaign and the health event just before WWDC

    • Your Mother

      They will. The might be a little slow to the game but they’ve been following for a while now and realize they need to make some moves.

  • TM

    Without an iWatch announcement, I have a hard time believing this whole Healthbook thing.

    • Jeffrey

      They will definitely release an iWatch, just probably not on WWDC.

  • justme

    7 Days left… oh apple c’mon we expect a positive surprise about iOS8, better SIRI, Smooth UI improvements, another Safari icon, a real fullscreen on Safari for iPad, quick reply from lockscreen, something like Shazam built-in SIRI.

    • ✪ aidan harris ✪

      I’m guessing the entire WWDC is going to be about either a new version of iOS 7 or iOS 8. If the rumours are true they certainly won’t be announcing any new hardware…

      • Jeffrey

        Well definitely not a new version of iOS 7, just iOS 8 like they do every year.

    • Another Safari icon haha

  • Donovan

    As long as they improve siri, I’m good. iOS 6 siri actually responded to stuff
    iOS7 siri just Bings everything.

  • Christian Mejía


  • Frozen Bee .GFKS

    no iWatch = no Healthbook, i highly doubt that they would announce an app for iWatch without actually announcing watch itself

    • Jeffrey

      They will, maybe in iOS 8.1 which will be released around the release date of the iWatch?

      • Frozen Bee .GFKS

        yeah, but there is no conference for iOS x.1 never

      • Jeffrey

        That doesn’t matter, maybe they will show off Healthbook at WWDC and tell us it will be available later this year (which means in iOS 8.1). Also, I forgot that iOS 8 will still be in beta until the iPhone 6 release in august/september which could bring the iWatch announcement around the iPhone 6 and iOS 8 release dates.

  • Tommy


  • ProfessorX1®

    Why not break the tradition of introducing the new iPhone in the fall and reveal it at this year’s WWDC Apple?

    • Jeffrey

      Because a lot of people would have a hard time waiting months for the iPhone:P

    • Rowan09

      They use to release it in the summer and now the fall. When the first iPhone come out anyone could update when the new one came out in the summer, but now carriers got greedy and won’t allow you to do that anymore.

  • SkyFall

    Actually, Healthbook could work with iPhone 5s, because of the M7 coprocessor the camera and flash. I will explain: So let’s take the activity tab, the iPhone will be able to monitor your activity with the M7 coprocessor.Now lets take the Heart Rate, Cholesterol and Respiratory rate tab, again the iPhone will be able to find the Heart beat, cholesterol, respiratory rate by using the camera and its flash (Same as instant heart rate). The iPhone will be able to detect your sleep patterns by detecting how much time the user hasn’t touched it after some point or by having the user set a custom sleep time.