Keeping track of your health, especially as you age, can play a significant role in remaining fit and living longer. With HealthLog by InnovaPath Solutions, users can track every little health-related aspect of their daily lives.
HealthLog helps users track six important health statistics: Steps, Weight, Blood Glucose, Blood Pressure and Pulse, Glycated Hemoglobin, and Peak Flow. Peak flow monitors asthma, while blood glucose monitors diabetes. Glycated hemoglobin tracks the A1C test. Also dealing with diabetes, this test monitors your blood glucose level over a distinct period of time.
Upon start-up, simply choose the category in which you wish to enter information. Tap on the category’s name and you will be asked to enter the given number that corresponds with that specific statistic. Afterward, users can use the ‘View Log’ button on the main screen to view their information log as one big, compiled list of everything they’ve entered. Users can also separate their information by category using the navigation bar at the bottom of the screen, which lists each category individually.
A convenient way to chart such statistics, have HealthLog readily available when going to the doctor so you can share all your data quickly and easily. You can also email the data saved by exporting it in CSV format. Sent in this manner, the information becomes extremely easy to import into a spreadsheet.
While HealthLog does indeed provide a convenient service, I was honestly a bit disappointed that, for the $1.99 price tag, it doesn’t keep count of your steps for you. Sure, you can’t hop on your iPhone or iPod Touch and measure your weight like with a scale, and testing your blood glucose level was never something such a device was designed for, but a pedometer would certainly be handy (and more worth the price). However, that does not negate the fact that HealthLog does organize these important statistics into neat lists that would probably be difficult to manage individually and on your own.
HealthLog requires iPhone OS 3.0 or later and is compatible with iPhone and iPod Touch. A small fee was paid by the developer to expedite the publication of this review.