iOS 17.2 and watchOS 10.2 to Bring Siri Integration with Health Data. Exciting updates are on the horizon with the impending release of iOS 17.2 and watchOS 10.2. Developers have already received the “Release Candidates” of these updates, and one standout feature is Siri’s newfound ability to access data from the Health and Fitness app.
According to the release notes for these forthcoming updates, Siri’s integration with health and fitness data will be a game-changer. This functionality will be particularly noteworthy for users of Apple Watch Series 9 and Ultra 2, as these devices support on-device Siri and come equipped with features that ensure secure and private access to health data.
Reports from a rumor suggest that users will be able to ask Siri a range of health-related questions, such as “How much sleep did I get last night?” or request details on closing their activity rings. Siri can even provide information on blood glucose levels if the device is connected to a glucometer.
The capabilities don’t end there. Siri can answer inquiries about the number of steps taken in a day or week, current heart rate, progress toward activity ring goals, and whether calorie burn targets are being met.
Apple Watch users will be thrilled to know that they can track health and fitness data up to a week in advance, allowing for better planning and goal setting.
Perhaps one of the most convenient features is Siri’s ability to input data into the Health app on your behalf. For instance, you can effortlessly update your weight, medication schedule, body temperature, blood pressure, and more, all through voice commands.
To enable these new capabilities, users will need to take a few simple steps. On the iPhone, navigate to Settings, select “Health,” then choose “Data and device access,” and grant Siri access to the desired health details. For Apple Watch, visit Settings, select “Health,” and under “Apps and services,” activate the option allowing Siri to access data.
The Health app itself is a powerhouse, automatically tallying steps and tracking walking and running distances. If you’re an Apple Watch owner, rest assured that it seamlessly syncs with your Activity app data, providing a comprehensive view of your fitness journey.
The final versions of iOS 17.2, iPadOS 17.2, watchOS 10.2, and more are expected to roll out next week, promising an enhanced and more integrated health and fitness experience for Apple users. We’re eagerly anticipating these updates and are curious to know how they’ll impact your daily routine. Share your thoughts with us as we look forward to the future of health tech.