Apple has been focusing on moving consumers toward a world in which apps can function as standalones due to native Apple Watch support. Currently, a number of users have to pair their Apple Watch to an iPhone to get many apps to function, but Apple is making strides in that area with a recent update designed to bring native Watch support. One app that is now receiving the benefit of Apple's hard work is Cardiogram, an Apple Watch app that was developed with University of California San Francisco.
Cardiogram's new native support on the Apple Watch means that you can now view heart rate monitoring data directly on the watch itself without needing your iPhone. There is also a new Apple Watch complication (watch face), letting you view your heart data on the very first screen of your Apple Watch without looking for the app first. There are some changes to the iPhone app as well, but you may find yourself perfectly fine without the app since your heart condition info is far more accessible than before. Cardiogram isn't the first app to go native and ditch iPhone tethering.
Cardiogram has been developed with the goal of helping patients who may have existing heart conditions of which they are unaware or may have existing heart conditions that they struggle to control. UCSF researchers have a goal of using the app to one day detect atrial fibrillation.
If you've not yet used Cardiogram, you can grab the app for free at the App Store (iOS).
Have you used Cardiogram? Are you happy to see these new changes? Is Cardiogram one of your go-to apps on the Apple Watch?