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The iPhone 6 may come with a special chip for measuring your health

August 28th 2014 / Ayesha Muttucumaru Google+ Ayesha Muttucumaru / 0 comment


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Monitoring your health stats and consolidating all of your health apps wherever you go could become easier than ever

“The chip is said to be Apple's successor to the M7 co-processor inside the iPhone 5s. The M7 is a smaller chip that Apple has created just to collect motion data from your iPhone's accelerometer, gyroscope, and compass.

Apple's A7 chip, which powers most of the iPhone 5s' functionality, is capable of measuring this motion data, but Apple claims its M7 co-processor is more efficient and saves battery power. Numerous fitness apps such as Strava Run and WeatherRun integrate with this M7 chip to give you more accurate feedback about your workout.

Apple's new chip, however, would be tasked with processing even more data such as heart rate, burned calories, cholesterol levels, and blood sugar in addition to tracking your motion, according to G For Games. The hardware would integrate with Apple's recently announced HealthKit platform that's set to debut with iOS 8 in the fall.”


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