Apple is already a step ahead of the competition when it comes to providing digital health coaching services with programs like Fitness+ and products like the Apple Watch. Apple is now hopping on the AI bandwagon with a health counseling service.
It is being said that the program, code-named Quartz, encourages users to exercise and maintain a healthy lifestyle. The Apple Watch is rumored to come with a built-in version of the AI-powered health coaching service.
The health coach service is supposed to have a cost in the form of a monthly subscription, similar to the Fitness+ service. It is still unknown whether this service produces AI-based results using cloud servers or on-device processing power.
Gurman claims that Apple has accelerated the development of this project by bringing in a lot of talent from the AI and Siri teams. According to the expected timeline, the service could be launched by 2024. However, if there are any barriers, the launch could be postponed by two years.
Additionally, the company is rumored to be developing additional fitness-focused features to monitor emotions and record the user’s mood.
Apple is also said to be introducing a new health app for the iPad at WWDC 2023. The new app, which is anticipated to launch with iPadOS 17, is said to be optimized for analyzing various health-related data on a large screen.