HealthKit

How to use Health Checklist for iPhone and Apple Watch

Health Checklist iPhone on Desk

With some terrific updates to the Health app with iOS 14 for sleep mode and hearing health comes one of the handiest new features. The Health Checklist gives you an easy way to see which settings you have enabled for iPhone and Apple Watch and turn them on or off all in one convenient spot.

To make sure you are using the health features that matter most for you, here’s how to use the Health Checklist on iPhone.

How to add your symptoms to the Health app on iPhone

List of Symptoms in Health on iPhone

If you’re not feeling well or experiencing changes in your body, you now have an easy way to keep track of them. With the iOS 14 update, the Health app on iPhone lets you add symptoms.

For the most common symptoms from abdominal cramps to wheezing, you can add data and have it at your fingertips. This lets you accurately explain symptoms to your physician without forgetting a thing. Here, we’ll show you how to easily add your symptoms to Health on iPhone.

How to use Automatic Handwashing Detection on Apple Watch

Handwashing Summary in Health on iPhone

Even before the pandemic of 2020, people knew that washing their hands was important. To reduce the risk of spreading illness, washing your hands for at least 20 seconds is the key. With this in mind, Apple introduced an Apple Watch feature to help.

With Automatic Handwashing Detection in watchOS 7, your Apple Watch can sense when you begin washing your hands. And with that, a 20-second timer begins. This lets you know when time is up and you’re good to go. There is also a setting to remind you to wash your hands when you return home.

Here, we’ll show you how to enable and use the Automatic Handwashing Detection feature as well as check how well you’re doing with your handwashing rituals.

Apple Health works with VA, but not with my doctor

Apple's Health app icon

Apple's recent announcement that it's partnered with the U.S. Veterans Administration (VA) to make the VA's own Health Records system accessible within the Health application on the iPhone got me thinking: What the hell is wrong with my own health care provider? I'm not a vet but I almost wish I were, if it would simplify this process. Because the way I access my own information is a raging dumpster fire.

How to switch between miles and kilometers in Health and Workout apps on iPhone and Apple Watch

Health App on iPhone Riding Bike

Some simple settings in the Health app can help you better keep track of your activity. For instance, if you prefer to use kilometers instead of miles for tracking your running and walking, you can make this change in a few taps.

Just follow these steps to switch between miles and kilometers in the Health app on iPhone as well as the Workout app on Apple Watch.

The best exercise apps for Apple Watch

One of the predominant selling points of Apple Watch has always been the notion of having a chummy, yet inspiring fitness pal on your wrist. Since its inception, Apple Watch’s App Store has therefore given rise to a plethora of apps, offering new ways to conduct and manage physical exercise, ranging from running to yoga companions and everything lying in between.

Focussing on one particular branch in the field of exercise - strength training from the comfort of your home or gym - we have put some time aside to cut through the clutter and size up todays’ most prominent apps in the segment. If you are currently on the lookout for a personal trainer on your wrist, here are the best exercise apps for Apple Watch you will want to consider.