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  • Trademark Filings of ‘HealthKit’, ‘Healthbook’, and ‘iResearch’ Revealed


    Apple through the Trinidad and Tobago Intellectual Property Office may be filing upcoming product trademarks. Only after a few days of a rumored Apple-branded health app hit the web, properties for “HealthKit”, “iResearch” and “Healthbook were filed. The ‘Healthbook’ mark was lodged after a rumor about working on a health-related app under the same name surfaced the web- even though trademark filings are not attributed to Apple nor was the company even mentioned in the official filing, According to MacRumors, the website that discovered the trademarks, ‘HealthKit’, ‘iResearch’, and ‘Healthbook’ also have unattributed filings.

    It is believed that Apple is working on a health track solution that could tie in with the unannounced dubbed ‘iWatch’ wearable device. Apple has been active in the health-monitoring field with collaborating with Nike and more recently introducing the iPhone 5s with M7 motion coprocessor. Other fitness apps used with their products include a custom Nike one.

    Streams of reports have been circulating the web on the upcoming iWatch components. Over the last several months, Apple has been hiring experts actively in medical devices and fashion- this also hints at the company working on a stylistic wearable that has capabilities of advanced health tracking.

    Source: MacRumors
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Trademark Filings of ‘HealthKit’, ‘Healthbook’, and ‘iResearch’ Revealed started by Akshay Masand View original post
    Comments 3 Comments
    1. fleurya's Avatar
      fleurya -
      Not really interested in any of that. Seems kinda gimmicky. It's trendy now, but I think all the health tracking is going to fizzle. It's mostly not useful data at all for health. Tracking casual steps and heart rate doesn't tell you anything.
    1. SupaMonkey's Avatar
      SupaMonkey -
      Casual steps and HR - I agree with you fleurya - but it has far more potential. As a daily gym-goer I would love to see Apple's iWatch be tough and reliable so I can replace my Polar with it and have a 'wrist HRM'.
      Second to that, if they arent looking to compete with Polar/Suunto/Garmin/etc - at least provide a platform for existing companies to make their devices compatible with (ie: Polar's being able to send data to the 'Healthbook').
      Casual tracking might be rather useless, but proper tracking of actual workouts can be very useful for many reasons.
    1. StuG III's Avatar
      StuG III -
      Quote Originally Posted by SupaMonkey View Post
      Casual steps and HR - I agree with you fleurya - but it has far more potential. As a daily gym-goer I would love to see Apple's iWatch be tough and reliable so I can replace my Polar with it and have a 'wrist HRM'.
      Second to that, if they arent looking to compete with Polar/Suunto/Garmin/etc - at least provide a platform for existing companies to make their devices compatible with (ie: Polar's being able to send data to the 'Healthbook').
      Casual tracking might be rather useless, but proper tracking of actual workouts can be very useful for many reasons.
      If I can fathom a guess it would be that this is made for casual users, proper workouts are too much of a niche