Watch companion app focuses on fitness, claims report

A new companion app, which prompts users to get up and move, and provides fitness insight, is in the mix for Apple Watch, according to 9to5Mac.

The Watch, reportedly coming to market early this year, features an accelerometer and heart rate tracker, as well as GPS capability and Wi-Fi connectivity.

During its Watch announcement, Apple talked about two mHealth apps, one for tracking a user's daily movements and another for enthusiastic exercise buffs.

The reported companion app, called Fitness, will rely on data from the Watch apps and lets users control activity settings. The app features reminders to users to stand after they've been sitting for nearly an hour, and provides a user's activity progress insight on an hourly status basis.

The companion app will also let users set the Watch to track step count as well. Article