Withings has just issued another major update to Health Mate, its popular weight, activity, heart and sleep tracking app for iPhone and iPod touch.
Released in July 2012, Health Mate went 2.0 in the middle of April this year with steps tracking, a new motivational timeline, a new social feature that encourages walking with friends, and health reminders. Later in the month, it was updated to version 2.1 with support for the M7 coprocessor on iPhone 5s.
And now, Health Mate has been updated to version 2.2 with several notable enhancements.
The most notable among these is a new feature that effectively turns your iPhone into a heart rate sensor. With this new feature, you can add a new heart rate update to your timeline just by placing your finger on your iPhone's rear camera, waiting for about 10 seconds for your pulse rate to register, et voil! Your heart rate is automatically measured and logged by Health Mate.
Health Mate 2.2 also introduces a new design that “keeps whats important to you on top of the timeline” and a new option for sharing any item in your timeline with a selfie.